USA Today JACKSON, Tenn. — A missionary from Tennessee was killed Saturday night in Haiti by gunmen who emerged after her car was intentionally blocked, according to Estes Church of Christ officials and witness accounts.
Roberta Edwards, 55, was the administrator at Sonlight Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, and provided care for 20 orphaned or unwanted children at her home. She also directed a nutrition center that feeds 160 children two meals a day, five days a week, in addition to providing funds for the children to attend school. Her work had been overseen by the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tenn., since 2002.
Bobbie Solley, a retired Middle Tennessee State University professor and member of North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was in Haiti on missionary work when Edwards, her friend and colleague, was killed.
She was a fabulous woman. ... Her only concern was the children of Haiti and the children she was caring for,” said Solley.