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Ledonia "Dee" Nadine Kerr

February 17, 1966 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 51)

Mrs. Ledonia “Dee” Nadine Kerr of 3745 Harrells Hwy. Garland, NC, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at UNC Rex Health Care Center in Raleigh, NC.

Ledonia Nadine Kerr, better known as “Dee” was born on February 17, 1966 in Sampson County to Julius Kerr Jr. and the late Mary V. Kerr.  She peacefully moved from her old house to her new home not made by man on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

Dee received her formal education from Sampson County Schools and graduated from Union High School in 1984. She also attended Sampson Community College, where she received a medical certification and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. During most of her professional career, Dee was employed in the medical field as a CNA or Home Health Aide, until her health no longer permitted her to do so.

Dee enjoyed putting smiles on faces and laughter in hearts. She wanted everyone to have a good time and she lived life to the fullest. She loved God and was a true believer. She would go to “war” for family and friends. Whenever someone needed support, assistance, or care of any kind, she stepped in without hesitation and did so with the spirit of excellence.

Everyone that knew her understood that she was loving and full of compassion, but she meant business and didn’t play any games when it came to her family, what she said, and what she believed in. Dee had many titles, Daughter, Niece, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend just to name a few.

Dee was preceded in death by her brother, Prentice Kerr, mother, Mary V. Kerr, and son, Jamey Kerr.

She is survived by her father, Julius Kerr Jr. (Nancy) of Garland, NC; son, Julius A. Kerr of Raleigh, NC; son Rev. Donte Murphy of Garland, NC; daughter, Shonte Murphy of Zebulon, NC; acquired daughter, Alisia Murphy of Harrells; special grandchildren Arion Murphy and Ariyonna Spearman; sister, Julia Newkirk of Garland; sister, Natalie Kerr of Greensboro,NC; sister, Victoria Blue (Greggory) of Harrells; brothers Cornelius Parker, Glenwood Kerr, and Linwood Kerr all of Harrells, NC. Dee also leaves behind a special group of individuals she called her sisters and brothers, Sophia Murphy, Donna King, Teresa Autry, Veronica Newkirk, Olivia Mathis-Maynor, Robert Newkirk, and Rev. Willie Alford. She will be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Dee, ma, mommy Dee, Aunt Dee will never be forgotten and will always be loved.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Harrells, NC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 1:00P.M.-7:00P.M. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

 Service Information

September 22, 2017

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
111 N. Ingold Ave.
Garland, NC 28441

Funeral Service
September 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
9364 Wildcat Rd.
Harrells, NC 28444

Interment following funeral service
September 23, 2017

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
9364 Wildcat Rd.
Harrells, NC 28444

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