04/17/2024
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December 25, 1981 – December 14, 2023.

Timothy James (“Jamie”) Pedro, born on Christmas morning 1981, left his earthly form and received his eternal and complete healing on December 14, 2023.

Jamie was originally from Elizabethtown, North Carolina, but resided in Greenville, NC, after relocating there in 2009 to attend East Carolina University. While at ECU, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rehabilitative Services, graduating with honors. He then went on to receive a Masters of Science in Substance Abuse as well as a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling, also graduating with honors. He then went on to obtain certification in Biofeedback with plans to assist veterans returning from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. During his education tenure at ECU, Jamie was awarded the” Elite Pirate” award, the highest leadership award bestowed by the university, for his work with the NC State Highway Patrol speaking to high school student bodies about the dangers of drinking and driving as well as his disability advocacy work on ECU’s campus. He also spoke to every incoming ECU Freshman Orientation group during his tenure at ECU about his story, as Jamie took the tragedy of his accident at age 23, leaving him quadriplegic, and turned it into triumph by touching hundreds of young lives through his testimony. During Undergraduate School, he served as Director of Safety Awareness of the Student Government Association. He served on the Dean’s Committee of Students Leadership Council for the College of Allied Health Sciences. Jamie also received the T.C. McClellan Scholarship of the North Carolina Rehabilitation Counselors Association. While in Graduate School, he was Chair of Special Interest Groups-Physical Disabilities and a member of the Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors and the Student Addiction and Rehabilitation Association.

Before his accident in 2005, Jamie was a long-standing member of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, where he specialized as a rescue technician focusing on entrapment extrication as a “jaws of life” operator. He was also a member of White Lake Water Rescue. He additionally worked as a Police Officer with the Elizabethtown Police Department & later as a Deputy with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department. Jamie began volunteering at the young age of 5 alongside his grandfather at the Annual Shriners Fish Fry & went on to become a Mason while in Graduate School. He was baptized at his church home, Covenant, in Greenville.

The pride and joy of his life was his beloved service dog, Max Pedro, who preceded him in death in 2018. Jamie also deeply loved, committed to, and enjoyed his status as an East Carolina Pirate.

Loved ones left to celebrate his eternal healing are his mother, Cynthia Peterson, his sister, LeeAnn Canady & his nephew, Russell, whom he adored.

While our earthly hearts are shattered at his departure, our spiritual hearts rejoice in his complete healing and being made whole. He was a man of strong Christian faith, and we rest in peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God is good, even in the midst of our struggle.

Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

A private ceremony to celebrate his life was planned.

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