Waylon Dennis Edgar, precious newborn

September 19, 2023

Waylon Dennis Edgar passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. He was born Sept. 10, 2023, a micro preemie at 26 weeks, weighing 1lb 3oz and 11.5 inches long. He blessed us with his beautiful presence for seven days. During those days, he proved to his Mommy and Daddy that he was a fighter. Waylon’s lungs and heart were too small for this big world, and he passed away in his parents’ arms, in the NICU at Christiana Hospital. His lucky parents are Dennis and Morgan Edgar. He made his Mommy’s dreams come true. He is the joy of my life.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nathan Edgar; his maternal grandparents, Joe and Debbie Whalen; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Betty Edgar; his maternal aunts and uncles, Tyler Whalen (Frida), Brenna de la Rosa (Lyle) and Hunter Whalen (Caitlin); his paternal aunt and uncle, Debbie Heinsch (Ken); and his cousins, Declan Whalen, Chelsea Heinsch and Amanda Walker (Justin and their children Jora, Ellie, Logan, Sadie and Tallia), who are sharing in this great loss.

Waylon’s beautiful and wonderful life will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at Calvary Wesleyan Church, 240 Delaware Ave., Harrington, where friends may visit beginning at 1 p.m. A gathering will follow in the gym at Calvary Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to ChristianaCare, specifically to Women & Children,; or ChristianaCare Office of Philanthropy, 4000 Nexus Drive, Ste. W3-300, Wilmington, DE 19803, in honor of the incredible team of doctors and nurses who cared for Waylon and his mommy in the High-Risk Maternity and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We cannot thank them enough for the love and care they provided during our time at ChristianaCare. 

Visit Waylon’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at


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