Patricia Ann "Pat" Kerce

Mrs. Pat (Miss Pat) Kerce, age 74, of Jackson, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. She was born on Tuesday, October 12, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Jerry Monroe Coffee and the late Effie Skinner Coffee.  Pat retired from Lafarge North America Inc., as the human resource director for Alabama and Georgia. She also worked for Piggly Wiggly in Jackson for several years. Pat and her husband, Gary, competed in BBQ competitions all over the southeast and won the World Rib Championship Title and many other awards. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and community. Pat had a passion for fishing and was the founder of the Williams Brothers Bass Club and she was a representative for Daiwa Rod Company.

Pat is survived by her husband of 37 years, Gary Kerce; son and fiancé, Gary Mayfield and Paula Camp; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Judy Coffee; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Frank Padovani; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Mrs. Pat Ann Kerce will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Sherrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at

Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 East College Street, Jackson, is serving the Kerce family.