Bernice Williams Kerby, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012. She is survived by her husband, James D. Kerby; daughters, Kim Wilkes and her husband, Wayne, Karol Powell and her husband, Bob; grandchildren, Capt. Joe Powell and his wife, Heather, Meagan Smedley and her husband, Gary, Mandy Butler and her husband, J.R., Kerby Wilkes and Jordan Wilkes; sister, Pat Langston and her husband, Buzz; sister-in-law, Margaret Williams. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 12 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Alan Madden, Rev. Clarence Cannon and Wayne Wilkes officiating. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Central Baptist Church, C/O INB, 250 Gwinnett Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 5 o'clock until 9 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. We were so sorry to learn of Bernice’s recent illness and were saddened to hear of her death. Bernice along with Charles R., Patsy and Miss Helen were a part of our growing up and we think kindly about them when their names are mentioned in our hearing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. We were so very saddened to hear about Bernice’s passing and send all the love we can muster to James, Kim, Karol and all the family. We will always treasure our remembrance of her beautiful smile and wonderful attitude. May God uphold you with His love and use your friends to sustain you in these days ahead. Ronnie and Greg join in conveying our sincere condolences.

  3. I am so sorry to learn that Bernice has left us so suddenly. She was such an inspiration and so caring to me while at Central Baptist. My heart goes out to James, Pat and the family. Truly one of the finest Christian women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

  4. I am so sorry James. My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray you well be blessed in this difficult. I too know how hard it is and how It feels to lose the love of your life. You well be together again. Love your cousin Diana.

  5. Karol, We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers…
    We love you…

    Gary, Toni & Danielle Smedley

  6. So sorry to hear about Bernice’s passing. I always thought a lot of Bernice and really aprpeciated when she tried to help me find a job. I know she will be sorely missed. My prayers are with the whole family.

  7. To all who loved Mrs. Kerby, my heartfelt prayers are with you. May you find God’s peace as you mourn your loss. You will find comfort in the wondrous gifts she passed along to you as you celebrate her life.

  8. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Bernice was a wonderful lady; so sweet and loved by all.

    Scott & Sharon Calhoun

  9. I am so sorry to learn of Bernice’s passing. I worked with her at the Detention Center. She was such a sweet person. I thought a lot of her. I would be there, but I am out of town for a few days. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  10. Mrs Kerby was always a wonderful example of a Godly wife, lady and friend to those who knew her. My prayers are with you in the days ahead as you miss her.

  11. James~~We just learned of Bernice’s passing away late Wednesday afternoon. You and your family have always been very special to us. May the God of all Comfort wrap His Loving Arms around you. Love, Rodger & Mary

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