July 13, 1934 - October 17, 2021
Edwin Dominc Baptist of Springfield, Virginia passed away October 17, 2021 at Alexandria hospital due to a Heart Attack. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Antoinette Shirley Baptist. He was a loving father of Louanna Knight, John Atchison, the late Louisa Atchison and the late Maximus James Brook Knight; grandfather of Madeline and Maya Knight; brother of Elfreda Baptist and Henrietta Gauba. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edwin was born in India on July 13, 1934 where he completed his degree in Engineering. He met Shirley in Calcutta, India playing badmington in the church yard and it was love at first sight. They were married 4 years later and had 2 beautiful daughters, Louisa and Louanna. Edwin & Shirley left India in 1974 and moved to England where Edwin was a Mechanic for Ford Motor Company. They then moved to the United States and settled in Springfield, Viriginia. He worked for the Embassy of Australia and then moved on to work for FDIC in telecommunications until he retired. He would love to tinker and fix anything he could get his hands on! Most people have great memories of his funny stories, joking around and his great sense of humor! He loved to watch Football on Sundays and was an avid golfer who won several golf tournaments. He was also the former President of the Mangalorean Indian Association for many years where he enjoyed organizing functions. Edwin would enjoy playing the guitar and singing. He had a green thumb as well and would love taking care of the garden and the lawn. He was a kind hearted soul who will be missed greatly! An open casket visitation will be held at Jefferson Funeral Chapel (5755 Castlewellan Drive) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM. A service will follow at 1:30PM at Jefferson Funeral Chapel. The service will be livestreamed on Jefferson Funeral Chapel’s website for those who are unable to attend in person. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to Lighthouse Baptist Church 5901 Wilton Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310. Please view and sign the online guestbook.
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