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Remembering Chris & Erin

Chris Redding Edwards II

Christopher Redding Edwards II, who was affectionately and absolutely beloved by all in his family, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 30, 1995. A 2018 graduate of Elon University, where he studied Broadcast Journalism and Film Production, Chris most recently worked as a Digital Content Manager at the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Entertainment.

While at Elon, Chris pursued his passion of combining sports and journalism at ESPN's SEC network where he was a studio production intern. He also produced and co-hosted a weekly radio show (One on One Sports) and served as an on-air anchor for two of his alma mater's student sports shows.

Chris enjoyed sporting events directly from the stadium floor as he shared his musical talents as a member of the Elon University marching band, Woodward Academy marching band, courtside member of the Atlanta Hawks and Suite Member of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. He absolutely would not miss and was in attendance to Super Bowl LIII, recently hosted by the City of Atlanta.

Chris was a consummate gentleman with the kindest of hearts, the best of intentions, and the gentlest of actions. Chris was a fiercely loyal and protective son and brother. About himself he said he was “just a sports nerd from the South trying to make a difference,” and he did just that by touching the lives of all of those around him.

Erin Victoria Edwards

Erin Victoria Edwards was born on June 21, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia, to her excited and loving older brother Christopher II and to the very proud and boastful father, Dr. Christopher Redding Edwards. She was the absolute love of his life and joy of his world since the day she was born.

Erin was set to begin her junior year at Boston University as a Posse Scholar after spending the summer at NBC in New York, New York, as an intern. At Boston University, Erin served as Editor-in-Chief of the University's publication targeting people of color, Charcoal Magazine, acted as a radio host on a feminist talk show, and regularly reported for the Daily Free Press.

While in New York, Erin wrote many articles and produced stories for NBC online and the news division, including the recent national story on the historic beginning of the LGBTQ community of Greenwich Village. Erin was a fierce defender of human and equal rights for everyone. Her most recent NBC news piece was the “Classic Concert Series Returns to the Brooklyn Cemeteries,” published July 11, 2019.

Erin was full of life, charm, and spark. She was warm, gracious, and poised beyond her years. Erin was a ray of light with the most pleasant, untarnished optimism. She will be forever remembered not only for her many literary contributions, but also for the warmth she radiated to everyone who came into her presence.