Jon Michael Edmonds

Born in Nashville, TN on October 21, 1982

Departed on September 1, 2019 and resided in Springfield, TN

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Jon Michael Edmonds, age 36 of Springfield, passed away on September 1, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center.

He was born on October 21,1982 to Mike and Donna Edmonds at Nashville Memorial Hospital. He was a surprise gift from God to Mike and Donna and their children. Jon was the puzzle piece that connected their two blended families.

Jon was a graduate of Goodpasture Christian Schools Class of 2001, after graduation he attended Freed-Hardeman University then attended Volunteer State Community College.

Jon got his love for Christmas from his father and aunt, Betty. He started listening to Christmas music in August and would start decorating in October. Jon and his dad started a Christmas village that started with a couple of houses and has grown to include a working ice-skating rink, houses, trees, animals, people and so much more. He loved to share the joyfulness of Christmas and often helped a family in need make their Christmas wishes come true.

He was a member of Echo Hills Church of Christ where he was one of the song leaders. Jon had a strong faith and when he was diagnosed in 2016 with stomach and esophageal cancer, he told his family he was ok either way it turned out. He believed the Lord would take care of everything.

Jon worked for Walmart from the time he was 16 years old. He worked at several locations including Springfield, Hendersonville and Rivergate, acquiring friends all along the way. When Walmart on Dickerson Road was being built, Jon discovered that he enjoyed setting up the store. Along the way he assisted in the opening of a few additional locations. Jon remained at the Dickerson Road location from its beginning and Grand Opening in 2010. He enjoyed his work family and was glad when he felt well enough to be part of the team over the past three years.

Jon was described as a great listener that was devoted to his friends. His friends knew that if you had him as a friend you had a friend for life. He was a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. He was a kind and gentle soul. He enjoyed playing “Dead by Daylight” with Sean, Blake, Jim and Eric. However, his devotion to his family was one of a kind. Jon was a lot of help to his parents, from taking his mother to the mountains for just quality time for the two of them, to helping his dad with any task; including the massive Christmas Trees that adorned the living room each year. He was the best of the best help no matter what you needed. Jon was also described as a cutthroat Scrabble Player by his mother and she even accused him of memorizing all the “Q” words that didn’t have a “U.”

Jon will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.

Jon was preceded in death by his brother, James "Jamey" Donald Coleman; aunt, Betty Edmonds, maternal grandparents, Donald and Elizabeth Coleman and paternal grandparents, Harvey and Gladys Edmonds.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Donna Edmonds; sisters, Angela (Steve) Hiland and Cindy Edmonds; nieces and nephews, Russ Osborne, Sophie Osborne, Elle Osborne, and Michael Phelps; and uncle, Donald Coleman.

A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2pm in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home with Brother Sellers Crain and Blake Southhall officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 6th from 4-8pm then again on Saturday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family request memorial donation be made to the Echo Hills Church of Christ, 1106 Campbell Road Goodlettsville, TN 37072 or to the American Cancer Society.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172. 615-384-5437

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11 Comments to Jon Michael Edmonds

  1. Cynthia Robinson Mahan says:

    I will remember you always! For two full days, you were there for me during the worst time of my life. The funny way we met when I was teaching, the conversations over the years, the care, concern, and advice shared both ways made our friendship the best! We will share those laughs again, my friend! I love you, Jon!

  2. Glynda Turner says:

    My good friend…my hero….one of the best listeners ever. You will always be one of the important people in my life! I love you so much! To Donna and Mike, I can only imagine the agony you are experiencing right now. How you sat by his bed praying for a miracle to bring him back home and have more time. To Cindy and Angie, your brother was such a great guy! In memory of Jon, there will always be a special angel placed on my Christmas tree! Love each of you and will be there Saturday to hug and celebrate Jon’s victory over death and his reward of heaven!!

  3. Charles & Margaret Herndon says:

    So very sorry, our deepest sympathy to this great family, especially to Donna & Mike. Rely on the good Lord to comfort you, you will always have many good memories of a very kind and loving son, Jon Michael.

  4. Gail Hemphill says:

    Mike and Donna, Our hearts will forever have Jons footprints present. He was a precious soul and we loved him dearly. We always
    Begged him to sing for us at church.He always gave me the sweetest hugs and smiles. He is truly
    Singing with the angels now.
    We love you all dearly.
    Frank and Gail

  5. Steve, Carla, Josh, Zac Jergens says:

    So sorry and remember your wonderful smile! Too young to go but we’re called home since your work here was done! Until we meet again! No tears in heaven! You have won your victory! God bless the Edmonds!

  6. Joyce fort says:

    I will miss Jon he was such a wonderful friend.he always had a smile and kind word for all his friends.i remember a bunch of us from Wal-Mart went to shoneys we didn’t leave until they kicked us out.then we stood out side talking for another hour .

  7. Melody Woodard says:

    Jon was a special friend that will be forever remembered. The Lord has taken home a wonderful man. Lifting his family in prayers!

  8. Traci Perkins says:

    Oh my! I was so very shocked at the news of Jon’s passing. We had lost touch the last few years. I remember him as a young man being so much wiser than the others in youth group at church. I remember fondly one trip to Gatlinburg where Jon attached himself to me. I was chaperoning and we became instant friends. I used to tell him that when he became legal, I wanted to marry him. It wasn’t weird or anything – it was just that he was that special a young man.
    Mike and Donna, my heart just hurts for you two. He loved you so very much as I know you did him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! We love you…Richard & Traci Perkins

  9. Brien & Pam Page says:

    Mike & Donna, we were so saddened by the news of Jon. Our heart goes out to you both, all the family & friends. He was loved by so many people. Jon was a great young man and touched alot of lives. Jon was like a brother to both our sons, Robert & William. They had some great times with Jon.
    Jon will be greatly missed & remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the family & friends.

  10. Cheryl Pope says:

    I’m so very saddened to hear of Jon’s passing …. Working with Jon at Walmart #304 was always a pleasure . He always kept us laughing ,and had a smile and a kind words for all … I never saw a retail crisis he couldn’t handle … My heartfelt prayers for all his family and friends .

  11. David and Nancy West says:

    Mike and Donna,
    So sorry to hear about Jon. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
    and the family.
    Love you,
    David and Nancy West

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