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Celebrating the Life of Gerald L Edwards

Gerald Lynn Edwards was born to Johnny Edwards and Grace Edwards on October 16, 1962, in El Campo, Texas. Gerald attended Garfield High School and graduated with the Class of 1980, excelling in track and field. He went on to graduate from WSU where he continued to track and field, setting numerous records in sprints and jumps. After returning from WSU he became a part of Club Ballard Track Club. Track and Field was Gerald's passion and that was shown through his love of coaching children. He was known by so many as Mr. Edwards, dedicating many years to the kids at Leschi Elementary, Zion Prep, and TT Minor. Gerald was a beloved father to Alexis Cherie and loving son to his parents, caring brother to his sister Joi Edwards. He leaves an abundance of cousins, family, and friends who will miss Gerald greatly.

In honor of Gerald, please wear your school alumni attire from either Garfield or WSU or please wear Blue (His favorite color).

The viewing will be on December 22, 2022, from 10 am - 10:45 at Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church. The Funeral will begin at 11 am.


It was an honor to known Gerald at Garfield High running for those Bulldogs on the track. He was definitely a humble guy. That smile would make you make you melt. It was heartbreaking to hear the news of his passing. Fly high and rest well.


So grateful to have known Gerald as a Garfield Bulldog underclassman and a friend for many decades. What a class act, kind human, and all around good guy. Blessings on your post Earthly journey, Gerald.

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