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Edward “Eddie” Frank Albert Lerma, Jr.
12/25/1980 — 07/29/2021
Edward “Eddie” Frank Albert Lerma, Jr.
Edward “Eddie” Frank Albert Lerma, Jr., of Richland WA, went to heaven on July 29, 2021, at the age of 40. A Navy veteran, Operations Supervisor for Hanford MIS Water & Sewer Utilities, and active member of The Garden TriCities, Eddie’s life and legacy lives on through his family and many friends.
While Eddie is rejoicing in the presence of his heavenly Father, he continues to be loved and remembered by Adriana, his wife of 19 years, daughters Yajaira and Lucy, and son Donovan. He is also survived by his mom, Leilani Palmer, dad Edward Lerma (Debbie), step-mom Cindy Lerma, mother-in-law Lisa Balbuena, siblingsMaile Miller, Alexis Eade (Chris), Alex Lerma (Emily), Jasmine Roberts, and Kira Bell, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and countless friends.
A private graveside service for the family will be held at Einan’s Sunset Memorial Gardens (Richland) the morning of Friday, August 27.Everyone is invited to celebrate Eddie’s life at Noon, August 27, at The Garden TriCities: 6811 W Okanogan Place, Kennewick, near the Toyota Center and Best Buy. Since this IS a celebration, feel free to wear In-N-Out, Chargers, Padres, or Star Wars gear. If possible, the family would love to have you stay for lunch since Eddie loved good food and a good party!
In lieu of flowers, please consider sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America, in honor of Eddie.
You are my first cousin in the Lerma side of the family. Your heart is as sweet as Nanna’s. Frankie I will pass on the great life tips and recommendations you gave me for my sons if they choose to be in the service. I will forever be grateful for that. Frankie I love you and rest easy cousin see you later. Please take care of my brother and over look us all from your family to ours. God Bless your soul.
You will be missed Buddy!
My sincere condolences to the family and friends keeping you all in my prayers 🙏🏾
Eddie Lerma was my friend. We met about 12 years ago, our wives were friends from church and got us
together during football season. Eddie and I bonded instantly; it was like we had always been friends.
That’s just how he was really. He gave me crap for being a Patriots fan but we both hated on the
Raiders…LOL! Eddie started coming to church and it wasn’t long before he was serving and helping at
church. Him and I used to park cars as they came into church. We did this for a few years and then
moved into the security team and children’s ministries. Eddie loved kids!!! He was very protective of
the kids at church and he took his role seriously, but he always stopped and got down to say hello to the
children. He made a voice only he could do, and he would smile and laugh with the kids. It was truly
A few years back Eddie and I were working a security detail and our Team Lead approached us and asked me if I would consider being a lead on the security team. I said, “Well Ed’s better than me. The only reason you think I know what I’m doing is because I’m following him”. And that was that. He became the Lead. As we walked away, he said jokingly, “Dang, these clowns don’t even know who I am Big Jon!!” and we shared a laugh for a few minutes! Everybody at church loved Eddie; there just wasn’t anything not to like. He was the best you could ask for.
To be honest, in a lot of ways, he saved my life. From the moment he came into my life things just got better and better for me. Eddie encouraged me and helped me gain confidence in myself. He is the real MVP.
That said, the most important thing to know about Eddie Lerma is that God lived inside him. Eddie humiliated hell on a daily basis and demonstrated the enemy’s defeat. Eddie brought the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth just like all of us who believe on Him ought to do, amen!