Yancey Martin Edwards, 32, Hoggard High School graduate

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Yancey Martin Edwards, of Wilmington, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at his residence. He was 32.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1983, in Wrightsville Beach. Yancey was a graduate of Hoggard High School. He had worked in several jobs but most enjoyed his work painting residential homes. He will be remembered as a loving father, son, brother and friend.

Surviving are his mother, Vickie Edwards Passwaters (Gary); fiancé, Hannah Gastwirth; son, Gatlin Cain Edwards and Gatlin’s mother, Shanna Frick (Jeremy), of Snellville, Georgia; his stepdaughter, Celeste Jones; one brother, Nathan Seabolt, of Sydney, Australia; a sister, Ashlee Phillips, of Raleigh; an aunt, Marlene Evans, of Knightdale; and cousin, Derek Frye (Sakeena) and his daughters, Deiara, Breauna, Cameron and Hayden, all of Knightdale.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. Entombment will follow at Sea Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society or animal shelter of your choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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