Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center sad to announce the death of long-time Executive Director, Jerry W. Edwards, Sr.
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The Board of Directors and staff of the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center are sad to announce the death of long-time Executive Director, Jerry W. Edwards, Sr.  Mr. Edwards lost his short battle with cancer Friday, January 4, 2013.

 

During his tenure as Executive Director, Edwards fought tirelessly to advance the rights and remedies of the children served by the center.  Procedures have been implemented to ensure the services offered by the NETCAC continue uninterrupted.

 

“We feel the best way to honor Jerry’s memory is to continue in his footsteps and follow the example he set.  The NETCAC is full of dedicated staff members who are as passionate about their mission as Jerry was and together, we will continue to work on behalf of children of the 8 counties served by the center.”

 

Bio

Jerry W. Edwards has served as Executive Director of the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center since May, 1999.  Prior to this position, he was in nonprofit hospital management.  Mr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University in 1975 with post-graduate studies in management.  He is active in local and regional government, currently serving as Mayor of the City of Quitman, has previously served on the Quitman City Council for 13 years, served as President of the Wood County Central Hospital District Board of Directors, Quitman Independent School Board Member, served as President of the Wood County Child Protection Board, and chaired standing committee with the East Texas Council of Governments.  Currently, he serves on the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas Executive Directors Committee and two child fatality review teams.  Mr. Edwards was honored by the Wood County Bar Association with the Liberty Bell Award for service to the community in 2001.

 

We will be celebrating Jerry at his Memorial Service…

 

Tuesday, January 8th at 11am at

Sand Springs Baptist Church

3208 CR 2330 * Mineola 75773

 

The Family has requested that all memorials be given to:

Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center

PO Box 484 Winnsboro, 75494

 

Our sincerest gratitude,

 

Kelly W. Cole

Board President

Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center

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