Edward Dunn Stedman IV
Edward Dunn Stedman IV, 37, passed away on Wednesday, April 8,
2020, surrounded by his family, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle. Edward leaves behind a legacy of kindness and love for his family and friends, along with a five-gallon glass jar of brewing Kombucha.
Edward was born on March 11, 1983 in Beaumont, Texas to Edward Dunn Stedman III and Rebecca Beardsley Stedman. Edward has a brother Max, whom he loved dearly, and a sister-in-law Amanda Boscola Stedman whom he joyfully welcomed into the family two years ago. But without a doubt, the light of Edward’s life were his daughter Rhys (11) and son Guy (7). Every time he saw them, he fell in love with them all over again. They brought him great joy in everything they did, and he held them close to his heart. Now he will hold their hearts for eternity.
Edward had just started a new life and wonderful job in Beaumont. He was back where he could fish and enjoy the family hunting camp. He recently introduced Rhys and Guy to the camp and was looking forward to sharing his skill of hunting with them. Edward was a top-notch, hands-on dad, participating in their lives when living in Mount Pleasant through coaching their teams, driving long distances to swim meets, teaching them about God, and winning the Father Daughter Daddy Dance-Off last month. In addition, Edward was all about helping others. He spent time in the summers volunteering for the 4th & 1 Football Camp, working with disadvantaged high school athletes.
We will miss Edward dearly. We will miss his smile, his big heart, his laugh, his cooking skills, his fitness and nutritional knowledge, his energy, intellect, compassion and sensitivity. Edward lived life fully and found his daily strength in God. He was a deeply spiritual man and truly walked the walk. He read God’s Word every morning and fully incorporated it into his life. In his own words on one of his recent Instagram posts, he wrote “Our God is not a halfway God. He is not a God of ‘maybes.’ He is not a God of uncertainty. He is not a God
of ‘we’ll see.’ Our God is faithful, always, forever! Never sell short what God can do for you.”
Along with his parents, brother, and children, Edward is survived by aunts and uncles Margaret and Bob Beardsley of Phoenix, AZ, Ann Roberts of Dallas, TX, and Culver and Joan Stedman of Houston; cousins Ro and Tory Beardsley, Riley and Caroline Roberts and Culver and Andrew Stedman. He is also survived by his great Aunt Susie, a favorite of both families.
Edward was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Martha and Ed Stedman and Ann and Bill Beardsley.
Due to our “distance loving” status as a result of COVID-19, services are pending until we are able to gather, celebrate and love Edward as one, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church-St. Francis Fund, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or to an organization of your choice.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
- 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
Mary Oxford Englander
My heart is aching for all of you because of your loss.. God be with you
Becki-Sending prayers to you and your family at this time. My sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of your dear son Edward. I continue to rejoice in friendships where we share both lifeâ€™s many joys and sorrowsâ€¦ Will be thinking about you all these next several weeks
Karen and Ben Hicks
Becki and Ed, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Edwardâ€™s children. May Godâ€™s perpetual light always shine on Edward. Karen and Ben Hicks
Words are not adequate to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. We pray God will give you the strength to face the coming days. Deepest condolences and prayers.
Julie and John Scott
No words can express the pain you are going through. My prayer is that God will you the strength to face the coming days. Werâ€™e so deeply sorry for your loss.
Sending prayers to your family . He was such a kind person . Tila sends her prayers also
Pat Gafford Coldewey
Becki and Ed, I send my heartfelt condolences to you. I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God wraps you in His loving arms and brings some comfort to you at this time. God bless you and all of your family.
Lynn and Tina Lombardo
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. God You!
Becki, You and your family have my sympathy and prayers.
Mary Ferguson with Jujus Cajun Crawfish Shak
Robert and I are so very sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you both!
Karen and Eddie Collins
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that God loves you as do all of your friends.
Clearly Edward was a devoted Christian whose legacy will impact everyone fortunate to know him or his dear family. God must have greeted him with a â€œwell done, my trusted servant.â€ Our prayers remain with you all.
Ed-My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Edward. Ed and I send our sincere condolences and prayers to you, Becky and your family. Edward had such a wonderful spirit; he was a bright light that the world will miss.
Michael and Denise Truncale
We are saddened by the tragic loss of such a fine young man. The entire Stedman family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Becki- God will be with you and hold you in his hands through this tragic loss. What a wonderful son, man and dad! His legacy will be there for you both through eternity. Praying for all!
Evelyn & Kenny Griffith
Our hearts go our to your entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Tanya & Michael Lee
Our hearts ache for you and Ed. No words can express our sorrow for the loss of this sweet man. All who knew him are so blessed to have had him in their life. He will be painfully missed and always loved.
I am so sorry for loss. May God give you strength and courage to get thru the coming days
Dan and Jan Hallmark
Dear Ed and Becky, Jan and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your fine son, Ed IV. We are hearing so many wonderful comments about him and know what a fine young man he was. You and your family are heavy on our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers. Warmest Condolences, Dan and Jan Hallmark
Sally and Howard Nichols
As with so many others, we send our deepest loving heartfelt condolences to Becki, Ed, and all of the Stedman family. In this tragic loss.
Diane and Don Shaver and family
Becki, Ed and Max, The Shaver family sends our condolences and prayers that the Lord will wrap you in the power of His love. May the Peace of Christ bloom in your hearts and provide comfort and healing as you look forward to the day you will all be together again..
April Blackmon Meyer
Edward was genuine and kind. He blessed my life in many ways and I will always be thankful for having known him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Becky: I am so sorry. Sending you love. Katie Chenoweth
Edward was one of my favorites when he was attending Kelly. I never saw him that he did not a a mile wide grin. Always ready to give and receive a big hug. He will be missed and I know Lester and him will be kicking it up in Heaven. God be with you and give you peace. Elaineâ€™.
Becky, I am so sorry to hear about Edward. My heart goes out to you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers.
Becky and Ed, my heart goes out to you for your tragic loss. I have thought of you often during this ordeal and pray for the miracle of healing for you and your family.
Becky, I am so so sorry to hear of this horrible accident....know that you are in my thoughts and prayers....May God be with you and your family...