To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corin 5:8)

Date of BirthJuly 25, 1956

Edgar  Yashua Ashanti  Obituary

Date of BirthJuly 25, 1956

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Date of PassingNovember 02, 2021

Edgar Yashua Ashanti Obituary

from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Date of BirthJuly 25, 1956

Edgar  Yashua Ashanti  Obituary

Date of BirthJuly 25, 1956

158 Views

Date of PassingNovember 02, 2021

Edgar Yashua Ashanti Obituary

from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corin 5:8)

EDGAR ASHANTI , 65, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed on November 02, 2021. EDGAR was born on July 25, 1956 to Paul and Daisy Watkins in Chicago, IL at Cook County Hospital.

He attended St. Anne High School and went on to attend college at The Olivet Nazarene University where he studied Law. He gave many years of service to Christ Healing Temple where he was a minister and a musician under the late Elder Melvin Deal. He was a dedicated, dependable and compassionate member who loved the lord dearly. Yashua was an extremely gifted piano player and song writer. He also played the saxophone. He was a Carpenter/Foreman for over 30+ years until his death. He was a master chess player and to many a comedian. He was a philosopher and a great debater. He was also a great dancer. Yashua will be remembered for his courage, his humor and his many talents. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his five sisters; Paula Epps of Illinois, DilAnn(Clarence)Wells of Minnesota, Rosemary Watkins of Minnesota, Mattie(Doug) Tate of Minnesota, and Matina(Gabriel)Ameh of Texas; six brothers Aaron(Niecey)Watkins of North Dakota, Paul Watkins of Wisconsin, Jeffrey(Christina)Watkins of Wisconsin, Gregory(Linda) of Minnesota, Randy Watkins of Wisconsin, Tremell Jones of Illinois. His six daughters; Jocelyn Graham of Minnesota, Lashaan(Emanuel)Tate of Illinois, Lageanna Watkins of Indiana, Kaessa(Frank)Johnson of Illinois, Adoiya Watkins of Minnesota, Shatevia Watkins of Illinois; three sons, Edgar Watkins of Illinois, Israel Watkins of Illinois, Ishua Watkins of Illinois. Twenty four grandchildren, one great grandson, A host of niece’s and nephew’s family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Daisy Watkins, his brother Neugene Watkins, Tommy Watkins sr; His daughter Yasindi Watkins, son's Issac Watkins, Elijah Watkins.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date and a private family graveside service will be held Mon, November 22th at noon.

This obituary is administered by:
~ Adoiya Watkins ~

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