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Nathaniel "Nate" Edwards, 43, of Sterling, died on Friday, January 26, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on June 3, 1974 in Chicago to Nathaniel and Alfredia Edwards.

Nate enjoyed playing basketball and watching UFC Kick Boxing on TV. He was a fan of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls. Nate loved wrestling with his boys and his dad. He loved telling stories and jokes and was a very outgoing person. He loved helping people and was a good problem solver. Nate loved people from all walks of life and always left a good impression on those he met. He adored his children and grandchildren and they meant the world to him. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin and friend.

He is survived by his children, Annie Mae Agnew, of Chicago, Marcellous Watkins, of Chicago, Nayshawn Edwards, of Chicago, Nakeishia Edwards, of St. Paul, Minn., NayIesha Edwards of Sterling, NayKahil Edwards, of Sterling, NayTrion Edwards, of Sterling, NayKeon Edwards, of Sterling, and Tracy Edwards of Freeport; his parents, Nathaniel and Alfredia Edwards, of Chicago; a sister, Early Mae (Aaron) Ruff, of Glendale Heights; and his grandchildren, Nathaniel, Nathan, Allan, Drake, Nayshawn Jr., Zailey Rae and Jayden.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.