Kerri Sexton Tucker
TUSCALOOSA - Kerri Sexton Tucker, age 50, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2018, at UAB Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart failure resulting from a lifetime with Type 1 Diabetes. Services will be held this Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South, with visitation from 1-2 p.m., and a celebration of her life from 2-3 p.m., with Hank Atchison and Troy Nicholson officiating. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing.
Kerri was born on the 14th of July, 1968, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Janet and Denson Sexton. She was raised in Millbrook, Alabama, and graduated from Stanhope Elmore High School. She was a proud Bama graduate with a major in communications and a minor in voice and piano.
Kerri had a successful career in Pharmaceutical sales. She married Chuck Tucker and immediately gained three daughters. During their marriage Kerri became Grandma to seven grandchildren that love her deeply.
She is survived by her loving husband, Chuck Tucker; parents, Denson Sexton and Janet Sieders Sexton, brother, Si Sexton (Christy); mother-in-law, Ann Lancaster Tucker; her girls, Candis Mims (Waylon), Courtney Seale (RJ) and Sydnee Yarbrough (Randy); grandchildren: Caleb Mims (13), Tucker Seale (10), Caylon Mims (10), Brighton Seale (7), Jaxton Seale (5), Brooklyn Mims (2) and Jacob Mims (1); sister-in-law, Donna Tucker Josselyn (Scott); and nephews, Max and Xander Josselyn.
Kerri enjoyed traveling, organizing family trips and events, attending concerts (especially Keith Urban) and she was a loyal Tide Pride member. She shared her generosity with so many, including fostering children. She was an active member of SafeHaven Church and hosted community groups in her home weekly. She served her Lord faithfully through her love and kindness towards all. Her strength and faith in Jesus Christ while facing such difficulties was an inspiration to so many and will be for years to come.
Flowers are welcome, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Brayden House or www.secretmeals.org.
Kerri insisted that this be a celebration of her life and asked that all in attendance wear colorful attire (purple was her favorite color).
So sorry for your loss. I love your family and am especially fond of Donna since she and I taught school together! I always say we'll have a great homecoming some day!
Patsy GallowayMerritt Island, FL 32953, FL
Our prayers for Chuck and family, Denson, Janet, Si, and Christy. You shared this brilliant, vivacious, and valiant person on Earth and thanks to God we will share again in Heaven. Prayers for God's continued shelter and mercy.
Sue Ann and Wayne McMahanAlexander City, AL
Prayers for you and your lovely family it was a great pleasure to be a shipmates on cv-66. I pray the Lord Jesus Christ send healing and comfort to you and your family
Mark EffingerEvansville, IN
Kerri was a great friend coming up though the years, always seen her on face book, and keep in touch, she was a great person and did not deserve to leave us this early in her life. Thinking of your family, and hope your hearts heal soon. God bless
Randy HornPike Rd, AL
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Denson ad Janet and
Chuck and all of the family. God has a huge shoulder if you need one to cry on or to lean on. Kerri had to deal with her illness for q
Dr. Vernon W. PritchardWest Columbia, SC
Praying for all of her family. Love and prayers for God’s comfort.
Shirley JohnsonEclectic, AL
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home staff offer our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral HomeTuscaloosa, AL