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Paul Burt Edmundson, Jr.

April 19, 1929 January 3, 2018
Paul Burt Edmundson, Jr.
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Obituary for Paul Burt Edmundson, Jr.

Paul B. Edmundson, Jr, 88 years, 8 months, 15 days, passed away on January 3, 2018.

Paul was born in Goldsboro, NC to the late Paul B. Edmundson and Lelia Davis Edmundson. He was baptized and attended First Baptist Church. Paul grew up in Goldsboro and attended Goldsboro City Schools. He was active in Boy Scouts and received his Eagle Award in 1944. Paul graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1947. After high school he joined the United State Marine Corps and entered The Citadel. Following his honorable discharge, he transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1948 where he entered law school. There he met the love of his life, Nancy Broussand. They were married in 1952 and welcomed their first son, Burt, in 1953. Paul received his Batchelor of Law Degree in 1954 and also passed the NC State Law Board that same year.

Paul and Nancy moved back to Goldsboro and he joined his father in law practice at Edmundson and Edmundson, Attorneys At Law. They attended Saint Stephens Episcopal Church. Their
second son, Richard was born in 1956 and they welcomed their daughter, Bettie in 1958.

Paul received his Private Pilot’s License in 1966. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Paul was a member of the Goldsboro Rod and Gun Club and The Nomads of Mattamuskeet. He was a life member of Elks Lodge #139 and Masonic Lodge #0112.

Paul practiced law in Goldsboro for 55 years until his retirement in 2010. He lost his beloved wife of 62 years, Nancy, in 2014.

Paul is survived by his sons, Paul B. Edmundson, III (Deborah) of Princeton, Richard G. Edmundson (Barbara Jo) of Burke, VA; daughter, Nancy E. Hopkins (Phillip) of Charlotte, NC; and his sister, Ruth Bondurant of Statesville, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Virginia E. Hopkins, Mary K. Hopkins, Nancy J. Edmundson and Jessica M. Royall.

A service to celebrate Paul’s life will be Friday, January 12, 2018 ay 1:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Hanna officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A private inurnment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the dedicated, kind employees of Brookdale C.D.R., Willow Creek Nursing and Rehab, UNC Wayne Memorial Hospital and Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 200 N. James Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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Memorial Service




1:00 PM 1/12/2018 1:00:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1300 Wayne Memorial Drive Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Willowdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

306 E. Elm Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

306 E. Elm Street Goldsboro 27530 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

200 N. James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

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