Visitation Friday, August 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at White's Funeral Home Chapel. Private family service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Service will be livestreamed and family will receive flowers at the funeral home.
Peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021, Almighty God in His Infinite Wisdom, Mercy and Grace closed the eyes of our Beloved, Edward Oliver Emanuel, Jr. and he entered into his Eternal Rest.
Edward was born on November 11, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to the union of the late Edward O. Emanuel, Sr. and Louise (Small) Emanuel. He is preceded in death by his father Edward O. Emanuel, Sr; paternal grandparents, Theodore Emanuel, Sr and Alice (Bryant) Emanuel and maternal grandmother Gladys (Small) West Wright.
Edward was affectionately known as “Eddie”. He graduated from Marion-Franklin High School in Columbus, Ohio. He held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Information Technology from DeVry University and had recently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Quantum Computing at Capitol Technology University located in Laurel Maryland.
In his early teenage years, Eddie battled kidney disease. His mother gave him a kidney in his 20’s, and he kept it for 15 years before it rejected; this was the beginning of his journey on dialysis and also began his spiritual journey. Eddie began studying the bible along with other religious works. He began to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone that came into his path. Eddie was baptized and was a member of Southfield Baptist Church. He later joined Greater Emanuel Apostolic Church where he was a member of the Choir. He was a soloist and loved to worship and praise God through song. At an early age, Eddie learned to play chess from his father. Eddie took the game of chess to another level and became the president of OSU’s chess club. He also traveled around the county playing in chess tournaments. He was a rated player with the US Chess Federation. Like his father, Eddie played pool, ping pong, and was a lifelong learner of various subjects. Eddie has one sibling, his loving sister Brenda, who shared life’s ups and downs with him, from the very beginning to the very end.
Eddie had one son, Daelon who he loved dearly. He spent many hours sharing his knowledge with Daelon. He homeschooled Daelon for 1 year and taught him advanced mathematics, chess, physics and computer programming. He prepared Daelon for college and for life. He also began teaching Daelon how to trade on the stock market and taught him how to develop computer programs for day trading. Eddie worked for various IT companies and spent a year living in Dallas Texas. He loved the stock market and spent hours day trading. During this last year, Eddie lived with his mother who cared for his daily needs until he was called home to glory.
He leaves to enjoy his loving memory and legacy his son Daelon Howze and Daelon’s mother Denise Howze; mother Louise Emanuel, sister Brenda L. Emanuel, Silver Spring, Maryland; niece Brandess (Christopher) Alexander, Columbus, Ohio; niece Danielle Thomas, Silver Spring, Maryland; one great-niece Zila Alexander, Columbus, Ohio; Aunt Marie Emanuel and Uncle Robert Small and a host of cousins and friends. Eddie also leaves Theodore and Victor Emanuel, his first cousins who were like brother’s to him as well as his close friends who were also like brothers - Glen Brydie, Marvin Brydie, Christopher Wright, Scott Porter and Andre Graves.
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