Richard Lee Edwards

Published 9:06 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012

SUFFOLK — Richard Lee Edwards, age 24, of Woodbridge, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, as a result of severe head trauma that he incurred in an auto accident on Interstate 495 in Fairfax County, Va.

Rickie Lee, as he was known to friends, was born March 16, 1988, in Suffolk, Va., to parents, Edward Marshall Edwards and Liane Kronbauer Edwards. Rickie graduated from Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va. He was a member of First Baptist Church, North Main Street, Suffolk, Va. Rickie worked with his father at their family-owned Colortyme Franchise in Northern Virginia. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and had high hopes for his beloved Packers this season. He had a love and passion for music, art, writing and nature.  He was a published author and a self-taught bass guitarist. He dreamed of being a rock star and unfortunately, like many young musicians, he was taken from us way too soon.

He was survived by his mother, Liane Kronbauer Edwards; father, Edward Edwards; stepmother, Lisa Edwards; little brother, Colin Edwards; grandparents Catherine and JT Saunders, Freddy and Jean Edwards and Carol Kronbauer; uncle, Rob Kronbauer and wife, Stacy; aunts, Tammy Buhls and husband, David, and Lois Csedrik; nine cousins, Ernie and Lewis Csedrik, Logan Kronbauer, Jessica Alberracin, Kayla Buhls, Eric Buhls, Denise Youssef, Diane Davis and Eric Davis; his girlfriend, Angie Klemencic; and a multitude of family and friends.

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A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434, with Dr. Thurman R. Hayes Jr. officiating. Condolences may be registered online at

Rickie carried a coin with him at all times in his wallet. On one side is a cross and on the other were these words: “Lord, Help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can’t handle TOGETHER.” RIP Rickie Lee, may your star shine even brighter in the next life in heaven than it did in this one.