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Jerry Lynch of Crawford, passed away Friday night April 19, 2019 at the age of 55. The Lynch family will be at McGregor High School at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday April 24, 2019, for visitation. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday April 25, 2019, at McGregor High School with Rev. Robyn Young officiating. Interment will follow in Crawford Cemetery, under the direction of Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr. Waco.
Jerry was born July 28, 1963, in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Frank Keith and Billy Lu (Walker) Lynch. She was a graduate of Crawford High School and continued her education at Oklahoma Panhandle State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 1987.
Jerry began her teaching career at Lorena ISD in 1987 until 1991 as a coach and teacher. In 1991, she embarked on a twenty-seven year career with McGregor ISD as a well-respected successful coach and teacher. She also taught Drivers Education.
Jerry was an active member of Crawford United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Board, was a Trustee, and various other committees as well as liturgist on Sunday morning worship, as she lived her life for God.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed all kinds of animals to include sheep, horses and dogs. For over twenty years, she was an volunteer with the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo and an active member of the Texas Sheep Dog Association. She was very active with her nieces and nephews and through this relationship, she taught them how to live life by example.
As a cancer survivor, Jerry was instrumental in the organization of the successful McGregor Relay For Life.
Preceding her in death was her father, Frank Keith Lynch.
Survivors include her mother, Billy “Boo” Lynch; a brother, Dusty Lynch and wife Jennifer; a sister, Buffy Bayer and husband John; nieces and nephews, Jusdon Bayer, Jackson Bayer, Patton Ann Lynch, Alexis Raye Lynch, Koehne Barlow; uncle, Lyndon Lynch; aunt and uncle, Frances and E.B. Raley; her three treasured dogs, Dale, Dee, Dot, and numerous cousins, colleagues and friends who dearly loved her.
For those desiring, the family has suggested First United Methodist Church Sign Fund, P.O. Box 209, Crawford, Texas 76638 or Crawford Cemetery Association in care of Frances Raley, 2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford, Texas 76638, for memorial contributions.
Pallbearers will be John Minnix, Dub Holmes, Jeff Slaughter, Lyndon Love, Jimmy Ditto, Brian Taylor, Mike Tippie, Tony Tomchesson. Honorary pallbearers will be Berry Raley, Charles Raley, Doug Lynch, Charles Lynch, McGregor ISD PALS, Heart of Texas Rodeo Committee members and other lives Jerry touched throughout her life.
The guestbook is available at www.gracegardensfh.com, through this site you are encourage to leave condolences and share fond memories of Coach Lynch.
In honor of Jerry, “Go Forth and be a Leader”
First United Methodist Church
375 W. 6th Street, Crawfrod TX 76638
Crawford Cemetery Association
2915 Anderson Lane, Crawford TX 76638