The Honorable Edwin Eugene Kerstine passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Ferrell Kerstine of Madison, two daughters Michelle (Eric) Garner of Raleigh, and Carlyn (Jerry) Elenbaas of Natchez, MS. A brother Richard (Mona) Kerstine, MD., of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two sisters, Margery Kerstine and Mildred (Sidney) Jones of Claremont, California, many nieces and nephews and six grandchildren.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Isidor and Corinne Kerstine of Clarksdale. He was born on September 27, 1945 in Clarksdale. He graduated from Clarksdale-Coahoma High School in 1963 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi.

Edwin was an Attorney-at-Law and Public Defender in Natchez for over 25 years. Later, he moved to Jackson where he continued his law practice and was employed part-time at Baptist Hospital as a medical lab technician. Since 2001 he served as an Administrative Law Judge in the Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration.