Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II

March 11, 2009

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Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II died March 1 on Highway 16 near Kerrville, Texas.

Jester was a trucker by trade, a former President of the Fort Worth Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and the state Vice President of BACA when he died. He was at a BACA Sunday morning breakfast on March 1st in Kerrville.

After he left he made it four miles up the road. He stopped for some reason, tried to make a U-turn on his motorcycle and a car ran over him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bikers Against Child Abuse is a one piece patch club that was founded in Utah in 1995. The mission of the club is “to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused.” The club raises money to pay for therapy for children who need it and members attend court proceedings and parole hearings with children when necessary.

Loved And Missed

Jester Cleveland is grieved by his widow, Jill “Jilly Bean” Cleveland, his 15-year-old son Colton Cleveland, a three-year-old daughter and his BACA brothers. Three hundred motorcycles and 900 people attended his funeral at North Davis Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas last week. Mourners came from as far away as Los Angeles.

It was said at his funeral that “he never said no to a child in need.” He was buried with a bottle of whiskey at his side and a cigar in his hand.

Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II was just 33-years-old.

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3 Responses to “Gerald “Jester” Cleveland II”

  1. Lil Bit Says:

    Jester will be missed by his BACA brothers AND sisters.We will all miss seeing him ride his Harley like he did… He was dedicated to empowering abused children. BACA is a Non Profit Organization whose members do so much more for abused children (our little brothers and sisters)than raising money to pay for therapy and attend court proceedings…. we bring them into the BACA family and see them through some of the toughest times in their lives..we laugh together..cry together…goof off… and support one another..just like a family should….that is BACA and Jester embodied BACA. Thank you for your story. It was truly one of the saddest days that I can remember.Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Now…he rides free… — Lil Bit

  2. Gino Says:

    I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.


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