Fr. James T. Edwards died on May 13, 2020 from complications of COVID-19 and other health issues at the age of 69. He was born in and spent most of his life in St. Louis, attending St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1976.
He played the guitar, juggled, and wrote songs for children’s Masses and vacation Bible schools. Edwards retired in 2009 due to health issues but remained active in the Catholic Church, serving in 2011 as spiritual director of the archdiocese’s Office of Apostolic Services.
Father Edwards is missed by his immediate family, his colleagues, and the many many lives he touched during his 30+ years of service.