Edward A. Myers Sr.

Born: Wed., Jul. 21, 1926
Died: Tue., Apr. 11, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Grace A.M.E. Zion Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Grace A.M.E. Zion Church

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Edward Archie Myers was born July 21, 1926 in Safety Harbor, Florida, to Edward and Hattie Williams Myers. At a young age, his mother and siblings moved to South Bend, Indiana.

Edward graduated from Washington High School in 1945. During his senior year, he was drafted into the United States Army for WWII. Due to the GI Bill, he was able to attend Central State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his Masters Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Edward began his teaching career in Lexington, Kentucky. Afterward he moved back South Bend, Indiana, and taught at Linden Elementary School. Edward was the first African American coach in South Bend and during his career, he won three City Basketball championships. In 1969 Edward A. Myers became the first African American Principal for the South Bend Community School Corporation.

Edward was transferred to the Administration building and held the following positions: Supervisor of Adult Basic Education Evening Program, Director of the Career Opportunity Program, State & Federal Project Coordinator and Counselor in the Pupil Personnel Department.

Edward has served on various boards, some are: Hansel Center, Urban Youth Services and was a member of Representative Tim Roemer’s screening committee.

Edward was honored by receiving the Key to the City of South Bend, a recipient of the Trailblazer Award and was inducted into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame.

Edward A. Myers Sr., will always be remembered as a man who took pride in helping others. His Christian upbringing from Grace AME Zion Church taught him the value of serving others. He was a charter member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and loved mentoring young men to stand tall and proud.


“What a Mighty Good Man”

On his time, he was a master gardener, a flower enthusiast, a magician, a phenomenal educator and a spectacular husband, father, son and friend.

Edward was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Myers; sister, Ruth Merriweather; brother, William Myers; and son, Edward A. Myers Jr.

Edward is survived by wife Sylvia; children: Gwendolyn Tillman, Janelle Myers, Charlotte (Kevin) Stokes, Douglas Myers, Regina Myers, Jeffrey (Manitika) Myers and Allison (Andre) Wells. Edward has 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Hattie Roundtree; aunt, Florida Maxwell; and sister‑in‑law, Mary Myers; along with a host of many relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

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Earl (bobo) Freeman
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
They don't come any better then Mr. Myer's good caring person, sincere sympathy to his family.

Rev. Dr. H . Dwight Bolton
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
To the Myers Family,
First of all you all have my deepest condolences and prayers.
I would like to write FYI . It seems as if I had know Mr. Myers all my life. He was my principal at our beloved Linden school where he did a wonderful job. As you know we both attended (with our families ) Grace AME Zion church. He was a good and faithful officer and a fine Christian Gentleman one in good standing. I thank God for him (and so many others of this great generation) for teaching so many of us not only how to make a living..... but more importantly how to live!
RIP Mr. Myers and take your rest we all loved you but God love you best!

Shirley Tribble
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Mr. Myers was the principal at Linden Elementary, where so many of us went to school. He was a good educator and a great friend.
My sincere condolences and prayers to the Meyers family. His spirit and influence will live on.

Babs Maza
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Dear Sylvia,
So sorry to hear about your dear husband. I remember many happy times at Adams when we were all together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Babs Maza

Jack Goodman
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Sylvia, My deepest sympathy for you and your children. Edward was highly respected by all my close friends at John Adams High School and SBCSC. My prayers are with you today and also days to come. I still consider you a friend and we have great memories of John Adams High School. Sincerely, Jack Goodman (Retired Science Department Chair and Chemistry teacher)

Pastor Robert T Scott III (Bobby)
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
From your nephew and niece here in north Texas and their families we wish our family in Soutth bend our deepest condolences. "UNCLE Ed" will be missed. But the memories of the man, father to our cousins, husband to Our Auntie will always be remembered. A real mans - man. We all have been blessed that the Lord placed him IN our lives. Especially the males of the family. We love you and may God keep you in the Palm of his Hands.

Paulette Cwidak
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Sylvia, I am so sorry for your loss and your grief. Just keep your memories alive and you have so many wonderful ones to give you solace. My thoughts and sympathy are sent to to you! Peace be with you! Paulette Cwidak

Linda & Norm Riley
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Norm and I served on the Community Control Panel with Ed. We sat in judgement of students who were to be expelled or suspended. We both felt that Ed was a true gentleman, kind and thoughtful. It was a pleasure to know and work with him.

Valerie Malecki
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Dear Sylvia and family, my sincere sympathy to you and your family in your loss of Ed. He was a classmate of mine, '45 at Washington High School. I remember him as a quiet, gentle and friendly person. I admire all of his accomplishments in his busy lifetime. I was happy that you and he came to our class reunions. There aren't too many of us left now, but I remember Ed as one of the best. R.I.P. Ed.....

   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May the love of your family and friends continue to comfort you at this time. One thing that I have personally found that helps me to cope when I lost a loved one is the promises held out in the Bible such as the one found at John 5:28,29...." Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...Also at Revelation 21:4 God promises that he is going to eliminate all sickness, sorrow, pain, and death forever. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts bring your family comfort at this difficult time. www.jw.org

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