The King Of Kindness Retires
Dr. Lonnie Edwards has been serving children in
the DeKalb County School System since he began teaching in 1971. Today
Dr. Edwards is an Assistant Superintendent for DeKalb.
“Dr. Edwards exemplifies excellence in teaching. He is always
giving to others,” said Nancy Miller.
Nancy Miller was a student of Dr. Edwards in the early 1970’s.
She invited him to appear on the “Sally Jessy Raphael Show”
to recognize him as the single most important teacher in her life.
Miller said, “I was born with small vestiges of fingers, mostly
little “nubs”. At school I kept my hands hidden from teachers
and students by carrying a towel over them at all times. In the fifth
grade I met Dr. Edwards who was a physical education teacher at my
school. Dr. Edwards was instrumental in me accepting my disability
and in being confident in using and developing my talents. After gaining
more self-confidence, I decided that I wanted to be “like all
the other little girls. So, as a child, I learned to type and play
the piano, taking lessons for ten years. As an adult, I have earned
an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and now type
65 words per minute. I am also a wife and mother.”
This is only one of the many individuals who have been touched by
the kindness of Dr. Edwards.
Please join former students, staff, family and friends to say thank
you and congratulations to Dr. Lonnie Edwards upon his retirement
on June 29, at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, 3991 Snapfinger
Road, Lithonia, Georgia, from 4 to 7 pm. Please RSVP by e-mail to