Celebration of life services for Mr. Oleander “Puppy” Edwards will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Robby D. Williams, pastor officiating. Interment will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Oleander Edwards was born on May 21, 1960 in Shreveport to the late R. L. and Mary Loud “Jeanie” Edwards. He confessed Christ and joined St. Rest Baptist Church at the age of 11 years old. He rededicated his life to Christ in the late 1990s.

He departed this life on July 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. L. and Jeanie Edwards; two brothers, Charlie James Rice and Robert James Edwards; an infant sister, Martha Ann Edwards; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Tate.

Orleander leaves to cherish his precious memories, two sons, Jaquario McGlothern and DeTavious Elkins; three daughters, Lakesha Gill, Tameka Dixon and Lakeshia McGlothern all of Minden; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Anthony J. Edwards; five sisters, Marie Qualls (Ivery Joe), Donzell Edwards, Rose Oliver (Dennis), Lillie B. Tate, all of Minden, and Felisha Edwards of Arlington, Texas; one sister-in- law, Carolyn Rice of Minden; one uncle, George Banks of Minden; a special friend, Katie Mae Jenkins of Minden; two sons he accepted as his own, Tyrone Gill of Arlington and Gerald Lewis of Minden; also, one daughter he accepted as his own, Alicia Kennon of Minden; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 4 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to kennonsmortuary@suddenlink.net.