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Cassie Edwards Scholarship Program

Purpose: The Cassie Edwards Scholarship Program is a charitable non-profit that raises scholarship funds for graduating high school seniors in Hopkins County to pursue higher education, technical training, and/or a theological institute.

About Us

The late Cassie Laurita Clayton Edwards was born to the late Elgie Clayton Sr. and Cassie M. Lewis Clayton on February 2, 1950 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Douglas Schools and Sulphur Springs High School. She graduated Sulphur Springs High School in 1968 as one of the first African Americans to be inducted into the National Honor Society in Hopkins County. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member and musician of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. She was married to Billy Wayne Edwards, Sr. for 48 years and to this union, seven children were born: Billy Jr., of Grand Prairie, TX; John, of Shreveport, LA; Sarah, of Paris, TX; Marian (James) Ellis, of Paris, TX; Daniel, (deceased); Byron, of Sulphur Springs, TX; and Michael, of Atlanta, GA.

She was well-known for singing at various musicals, funerals, and church functions. Her work in the ministry also included teaching Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, and being a part of the Hopkins County Jail Ministry.

The Lord anointed her and blessed her to produce and publish two musical CDs, "A Word and a Song I and II" available on ReverbNation at

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