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Jerelyn Alice Edwards

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Jerelyn Alice Edwards died February 12, 2011 in Tulsa Oklahoma. A memorial service was held at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa. Jerelyn was born in Shreveport November 17, 1930. She moved to Ruston with her parents when she was three years old. She was preceded in death by her parents: I. E. (Bo) and Crotia Garrett, from Ruston and a brother, Gene Garrett formerly from Irving Texas. She is survived by her husband Walter Edwards, Jr. from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, three sons, David Edwards, from Denton Texas, Philip Edwards, from Wichita Kansas, and Eric and his wife Susan from Tulsa and a brother and sister-in-law, John W. and Arlene Edwards from Brigham City, Utah, and sister-in-law, Betty Garrett from Irving Texas, and three grandchildren; Alexis, Zachary and Cara Edwards from Wichita Kansas. Jerelyn graduated from Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech. She was a retired Legal Secretary. She and Walter were married January 18, 1958 in the First Baptist Church in Ruston. After marriage they lived in Shreveport for several years before making successive moves to; Corpus Christi Texas, Anaco, Maracaibo and Caracas, Venezuela, Lakewood Colorado, Tulsa and Broken Arrow Oklahoma. They lived in Tulsa twenty eight years before moving to a smaller home in Broken Arrow. At each residence, Jerelyn was active in church and social activities. A bakers rack filled with cook books was an indication of her ability and pleasure to provide delicious meals for her family and friends. Her sons were willing students. While in Maracaibo she and several ladies compiled recipes and published "We Cook in Maracaibo". The book was sold in book stores in several Venezuelan cities. Profits and subsequently publishing rights went to a Venezuelan orphanage. Her ashes will be deposited in the Greenwood Cemetery family grave site. Contributions in honor can be made to; Lewy Body Dementia Assoc. (LBDA.org).

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