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Janice Ruth Wilkerson

Janice Ruth Wilkerson, American community health nurse. Registered Nurse, Texas. Named Parent of the Year, Diboll High School, 1991, Friend of Education Texas Classroom Teachers Association, 1998; named National Social Workers Citizen of Year, 1999, Ted Moore Champion for Children award, 2004.


  • Wilkerson, Janice Ruth was born on July 16, 1953 in Corrigan, Texas, United States. Daughter of Clarence and Rachel Inez (Kraus) Woodrome.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, Angelina College, 1973.


    • Staff nurse Tyler County Hospital, Woodville, Texas, 1973, Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, 1973-1974. Supervisor Texas Home Health, 1974-1975. Volunteer coordinator Diboll (Texas) Indiana School District, since 1983.

      Well-child specialist Concepts of Care, Jasper, Texas, 1992-1994. Office nurse Family Counciling Associates, Lukfin, 1995—2004. Advisory board Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1993-1994.

      Chairman Drug-Free Schools, Diboll, since 1987. Advisory board Angelina County Drug Free, Lufkin, 1989-2004.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas.


    • Editor Big Red Gazzette, since 1984.


    Denomination: Pentecostal


    Secretary Friends of the Library., Diboll, since 1984. President Band Boosters, Diboll, 1990-1992. Board directors Texas Parent-Teachers Association, Austin, since 1991, chairman state health concerns, 1998-2002, secretary, 2002-2004, Second vice president, since 2004.

    Member Diboll Parent-Teacher-Student Association (president 1985-1986, 91-92, 99, parent educator, trainer).



    Avocations: reading, needle work, travel, volunteer work.


    • Married James Burlon Wilkerson, December 20, 1974. Children: Trey Landel, Krista Denyce, Melanie Carwynne.
    • father: Clarence Woodrome
    • mother: Rachel Inez (Kraus) Woodrome
    • spouse: James Burlon Wilkerson
    • children: Trey Landel Wilkerson
    • Krista Denyce Wilkerson
    • Melanie Carwynne Wilkerson
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    Born July 16, 1953
    (age 64)