Jeraline (Jerri) Ann Verrill was born January 19, 1944 to Edgar E. Kyle and Martha Elizabeth (Sweat) Kyle in Wetumpka, Alabama. She entered into her eternal homecoming with her Jesus by her side on December 2, 2012. She was 68 years, 10 ½ months old. She married the love of her life, soul mate, and best friend John J. Verrill on June 18, 1966 in her mama’s living room in Denison, Texas with her niece by her side. After retiring she and John made their home in Calera in 2002 after living many years in San Antonio, Texas. She worked for many years at Frost Bank in San Antonio where she became a Bank Officer and had acquired numerous certificates and certifications. She and John are members and fellow servants of the Lord at Victory Life Church in Durant. One of her gifts was to minister to children and young adults. She has mentored too many many young couples and had a part in the lives of 100’s of children as a nursery coordinator. She ministered to all women both young and old. She loved to cook and share meals with all she knew. She loved to can her garden bounty, and make all kinds of jellies, jams, pickles, and relishes in which she shared freely. She loved to enter into the Bryan County Free Fair of which she has earned many high honors and ribbons. More than anything she loved to share her Jesus to anyone that crossed her path. She was a virtuous woman, and she trusted God. Jerri enjoyed many things. She loved to fish, canning all types of foods, gardening, going buggy riding, zoos, quilting and sewing. She always did everything to the best of her ability and as unto the Lord. She was a devoted and loving military wife while her husband was serving our country for 21 and ½ years.
She is preceded in death by her biological mother Martha Elizabeth (Sweat) Kyle, her biological father Edgar E. Kyle, her mama Sarah Nancy (Sweat) Coker, her daddy Eddie Houston Coker, brothers Talmage H. and Bill Coker and nephew Chuck Coker.
She is survived by her husband John J. Verrill of Calera, OK, her precious little dog baby, sister Katherine E. Herrin and husband Jimmy of Denison, TX, niece (her baby) Terry Slaten and husband Ronnie of Calera, OK, great nephews Ron Duffell and wife Mindee of Shawnee, OK, Micah Slaten of Calera, OK and Matthew Slaten of Calera, OK, great great nephew Anderson David Duffell of Shawnee, OK, nephews Talmage H. Coker Jr. and wife Edith Lynn of Denison, TX and Glenn E. Coker and wife Teresa of Denison, TX, nieces Nancy Coker of Denison, TX, Vanda Coker Bently and husband W.A. of Crowley, TX and Sarah Coker Bates and husband Larry of Denison, TX.
A celebration of Jerri’s life will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Victory Life Church Chapel. Pastor Lee Armstrong will officiate. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Calera with Gary Moser, Danny Moser, Daren Moser, Matt Lane, Dean Jackson and Ronnie Slaten serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Duffell, Micah Slaten and Matthew Slaten. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
“Well done thy good and faithful servant enter in.”
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant.