Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~ William Shakespeare
And speak they are, the friends of Justin, on his Facebook and theirs, sharing memories and their grief. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin’s family.
Justin Edwards, who passed away unexpectedly Saturday. Justin, 17, was presented the Montville Marvel award for being a role model for other students. Yesterday grief counseling was available at Montville High School. Friends and fellow students that need to talk should reach out to Montville High School Dr. Theodore Phillips, Director of School Counseling, at 860-848-1285, ext. 1 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Justin’s obituary:
Justin Thomas Edwards was born in Norwich, on Nov. 19, 1994, and he entered into eternal peace with his God on July 14, 2012.
He graduated from Montville High School on June 8, 2012. He was baptized on July 7, 2012, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. His first and only job was at Dunkin Donuts, West Main St., Norwich, and was known to make the best cup of coffee in town!
Justin loved playing football, riding his bike, hunting, fishing, just "chillin" with friends, and hanging out at the pool with his mom (trying to be as tan as her). He was a mentor and friend to so many and helped those who were in need and hurting.
Justin leaves behind his mother, Sue Edwards; father, Mark Edwards; his sister, Katelynn Edwards; and his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Janet Edwards. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his beloved "Grandma" Rose Boumenot, grandpa, Ort Mortoro; and uncle, Thomas A. Boumenot. He is also predeceased by his beloved best friend, Buck (his dog).
Family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m on Thursday at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 53 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville.