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Mr. Edward Arthur McCauley age 60 departed this life on Wednesday April 4, 2018. Edward was born June 1, 1957 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Edward Arthur McCauley and Essie Mae McCauley. Edward grew up in Grand Rapids and attended Grand Rapids Public Schools as a child and attended South High, where he played football for the Trojans. It was at South that he was given the nickname that he was known by many as "PIMP" because of the way he walked. His childhood best friend was Darryl Brooks, other close friends were Michael Hines, Edward (Fast Ed) Thrower, Edward Atkins, Rodney Burton, and Gene Draper as well. Edward lived his life to the fullest, he enjoyed listening to his music and enjoyed his favorite spirits. Ed as he was affectionally called by his family leaves to cherish his memories. His mother Essie Mae, his siblings, Peter Hickman of Detroit, Ora Brown of Grand Rapids, Raymond Hickman of Kalamazoo, Verlean Soward of Grand Rapids, Terry Hickman of Kentwood, and Bobby Joe Hickman, Richard, Jerry, Sandra McCauley all of Grand Rapids, MI. He was proceeded in death by both his Maternal and Paternal Grandparents, his father Edward Arthur McCauley, Brother William Hickman, Sister Velma Hickman, Aunt Velma Jones, Uncle Oscar Lee and Brother in Law David Soward. Edward will be dearly by those he left behind. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncle and a group of friends.
One of the fondest memories Ed leaves is his lack of wanting to get out of your car once you'd reached the destination. No matter how long he had been with you he never wanted to get out of the car! He'd always sit there 10-20 minutes. There's one-time Ed was hanging out at Richard's house in Wyoming MI, everyone was leaving to go home after a big dinner. Richard was to drop Ed and Sandra off. Edward had Richard take him to the Rite - Aid Pharmacy on 28th Street. Edward went into the store and returned with a 24 pack of beer. He offered Sandra a can she declined as she didn't drink. Richard was offered and accepted when Ed made it home. Upon arrival, Ed was going to exit the car until Richard mentioned the beer...Ed was to give Richard his can and the can that he offered Sandra. Edward told Richard he wasn't giving up anything and he was unable to open the case at that time. We laughed at Richard ad Edward as Richard made Ed get out of the car. One of the many memories we share about Ed.
Rest on our beloved son, brother, uncle. Though you have made your transition from this life to eternity you are already greatly missed! Although we are no longer able to “give you five” we now will hold those “fives” close to our hearts.
Gone but never forgotten!