Thomas Edward ‘Ed’ Dewett, Sr.


Thomas Edward “Ed” Dewett, Sr, 79, of Baldwyn, passed away suddenly at his home on February 14, 2023. 

Ed was born on Feb. 21, 1943, to Wiley and Lemmie Bell Day Dewett in Leflore County, Miss. After graduation from Kilmichael in 1962, He served in the Army National Guard for seven years. Ed would consider himself a “jack of all trades, but a master of none,” and was able to fix or build almost anything. He worked in different fields throughout his life including HVAC, pest control, bicycle repair and as a corrections officer with the State of MS, from which he retired. Ed enjoyed singing, fishing, spending time with family and friends, telling dad jokes, and caring for his beloved dog Gracie. Ed put his faith and trust in his Savior, Jesus Christ, many years ago and faithfully served Him. He was a faithful member of several churches throughout the years, including North Carrollton Baptist Church, North Greenwood Baptist Church and most recently at First Baptist Church in Baldwyn. 

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of almost 52 years, Jeanette; three sons: Thomas Edward, Jr. “Ted” (Kerri) of Starkville, Miss., Steven of Greenwood, Miss., and Cory (Amy) of Saltillo, Miss. He was “Dop” to eight grandchildren: Austin Dewett, Addison Dewett, Taylor Elyse Dewett, Kamryn Renee Dewett, Brayden Dewett, Addie Grace Dewett, Jay Dewett, and Abbye Nichols. He is also survived by one sister: Joyce Toombs, his beloved dog and fur baby Gracie, as well as many other friends and family. 

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Wiley and Lemmie Bell Day Dewett, His Brother Robert “Buck” Dewett, His sisters: Dorothy “Dot” Murff, Annie May Pinkerton, Sarah Mildred Taylor, Dean Taylor, Maurine Goss, Bertha Avant, and Faye Gatlin. 

There was a surprise party planned for Ed’s upcoming 80th Birthday, but his family knows that his celebration will be much greater, as he is now celebrating with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A Homegoing Celebration service was held at Mt. Olive Baptist church in Coila, Miss., on Saturday, Feb. 18. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, Miss., was in charge of arrangements.