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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.


Associate of Applied Science, Angelina College, 1973.


Staff nurse, Tyler County Hospital, Woodville, Texas, 1973;staff nurse, Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, Texas, 1973-1974;supervisor, Texas Home Health, Lufkin, Texas, 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 Associations, Lukfin, Texas, since 1995. Advisory board Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1993-1994. Chairman Drug-Free Schools, Diboll, since 1987.

Advisory board Angelina County Drug Free, Lufkin, since 1989.


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).


  • Other Interests

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


Married James Burlon Wilkerson, December 20, 1974. Children: Trey Landel, Krista Denyce, Melanie Carwynne.