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Mandy Conner

Kerri was always a pleasure to talk with, her love for her family was always mentioned in our conversation. She will be greatly missed.

Lisa Beth Schopf

Kerri always went out of her way to make others feel appreciated. Ever full of joy, she had a positive outlook on life and a radiant personality. I’ll miss her beautiful smile and her thoughtfulness. Much love to Todd, Aidan, and family. Her memory will be a blessing to all who knew her.

Sarah Baldwin

Kerri’s was a beautiful person. She loves her family with all her heart. She was an inspiration to me. She will be missed. My love goes out to the whole family.

Wozniak Family Buffalo NY

What a beautiful lady lost to soon. Gods blessing to the family's

Julie Mierzejewski

Kerri was such a gift to me as I moved back to my small home town, she was a shining light!! I will carry her in my heart as life goes on. Always devoted to "her fellows" and to Jesus. Loved hearing of her camping adventures, and just sharing life's crazy and kooky twists and turns. Kerri was so in tune to the needs of others, especially those on the fringes in need of encouragement. May God's Blessings be on all family, friends and those touched by this special soul! I am forever grateful to have shared time Kerri, love you forever and always!

Roger Carson

My sincerest condolences in the passing of Kerri. May God bless all of you during this difficult time.

Catherine and Ron Turner

Thank you for your joy! Our prayers will turn to Aidan and Todd because that is what you would want. Rest in a world we all long for. May the Perpetual Light shine upon you. Until we meet again.

Margo Story

Sincere condolences to the family......may the perpetual light shine upon Kerri

Allison Hanney

So beautifully written!! I was so honored and blessed to know Kerri! She was fun and beautiful in every way! I will miss her stories, her kindness, her optimism, her creativity, her energy, and most of all her laugh! We will miss Kerri always and are always here for you, Todd, Ashley, & Aiden!

Elizabeth Layman

How broken hearted you must be, Todd and Aidan, and all of the family of Kerri. After meeting and studying with you two at Bible Study for years, I have been inspired by your love, you faith, and your dedication to each other in good times and especially in bad. Your family are truly my heroes. As sad as we all are at losing an amazing human being, I try to think of how joyful heaven must be to have a new angel. Faith will lead us all home. May God keep you all in his loving arms, and may you FEEL that every day.

Natosha turner

Kerri was an amazing women I looked foward seeing her Thur her battle . She always had a smile on her face and word of wisdom ! May god rest her soul

Elaine Cruz

I will never forget Kerri at Bible Study saying “God’s will be done”.

Andrea Tenbusch

Beautiful picture! It has the beach, you can see her cross necklace and her wonderful smile. These words are so true. She was a true disciple of Jesus these last four years. Kerri I miss you so much already. I'm here for your family.

Paula Porterfield-Izzo

I love you Kerri. I am still struggling with turning your pink star into a Golden one on my Prayer Wall i can still hear your voice, your exclamations, and laughter. I can still feel your infectious Joy and Faith. I love you Kerri. I miss you. And gurrl!!!! I am so very HAPPY for you!! 💓✝️ In the truest and greatest sense, you have “arrived”.Give Jesus a hug for me!! I am very happy for you, but sad for your family. 🥰 Of course, I will pray for you (not needed), but I will pray the most for Aidan and Todd. My late hubbie wrote in his eulogy that in heaven, a century is like a second. See you in a nanosecond! 💝✝️

Terry (Burns) Millette

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful pernoson prayers of comfort, peace and strength what a beautiful life Kerri had may she rest in eternal peace. MY DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES

Brent Roth

Never have I met someone more full of joy. I will always remember her as someone who was kind to everyone and you couldn’t help but have your spirits lifted by just being in her presence. She showed us all what it should look like to share Gods love to others. I know she’s living free from all affliction now, which brings some comfort knowing. However, she will be dearly missed by all.

chuck hall

Kerri was always o very kind to everyone she met. They say that 'the good die young', and this certainly was true in Kerri's case. My wife and Kerry both were ill with cancer along the same timeline, and passed away within weeks of one another. I can only imagine that they have met again in Glory. I look forward to seeing them again. Kerri will be missed until we all meet again.

Kathy Clarke

Kerri and I have been friends for years ever since her father Harley spent his last few months at the nursing home. She was so friendly and loving. I hardly remember seeing her without getting a wonderful hug even during covid. I spent many hours visiting with her and Todd and Aiden doing bible studies and sharing a wonderful meal. I am so happy to have enjoyed celebrating last St. Patrick's Day with her eating everything green. Will never forget her joy and her tears. All my love forever Kerri. I know you are enjoying your time with Jesus. Bye for now.

Pete and Karen Delfox

Kerri is the picture of grace and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds. We are so proud of her, her compassion for others, her devotion to God, family and friends, and her courage. What a human being she is and what and angel she will be. God bless you Kerri

Steve White

A beautiful, lving and Godly woman. She will be missed by many, but is now in a most joyous and glorious place!

Kerri Margaret Broad

2022-08-26

Kerri Margaret Broad, 57 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, August 26th, 2022, at home with family surrounding her.

Born on August 7th, 1965 in Gloucester, Massachusetts to the late Harlin J. McCarthy and Alice A. McCarthy (Hendrickson). The McCarthy family moved to Florida, eventually settling down in Fernandina Beach when Kerri was two. She grew up in Fernandina, near the ocean and spent countless days on the beach. She graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1983. After working at the family restaurant, The Down Under, she attended Florida State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. After graduation, Kerri began working for Devereux Florida Treatment Network in Viera, Florida during which she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She met her husband Todd at Devereux. They dated several years and were married in 1998. Kerri gracefully stepped into the role of stepmother with Ashley, finding that balance between parent and “I’m not replacing your mother”. Kerri and Todd moved to Fernandina Beach in 2007 to be closer to family. Her joy was more complete when Aidan was born in 2009. Always optimistic, Kerri focused on what Aidan can and would do, not the pessimistic outlook of doctors who warned of all the things he would never do. Tears of joy and thanksgiving often flowed as an expression of her pride from his successes, as he grew and slowly advanced.

Kerri was a spontaneous, hope filled, creative, loving, joyful woman with an infectious smile and a head full of ideas. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, mini-adventures, bringing people together and celebrating. Kerri often opened the Broad home to friends, family and acquaintances for some gathering or another. The home was always decorated for the season, but rarely “ready for company”. Undeterred, the gathering occurred with guests thoroughly enjoying themselves evident that everything was done with great love.

Spreading the Gospel was important to Kerri. She lived it every day through her words and actions. When she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic inflammatory breast cancer in June of 2018, her relationship with Jesus deepened immensely. For 4 years she was the model of “let go and let God” as she endured one treatment after another and still lived her life - loving her family, raising Aidan, supporting Todd, hosting gatherings, family campouts, Cub Scouts, baseball. All the while, turning everything over to God, giving Him praise and thanksgiving, and seeking His will for her.

Kerri is survived by her husband of 24 years, Todd Broad of Fernandina Beach; step daughter, Ashley Broad of Palm Bay, Florida; son, Aidan Broad of Fernandina Beach; brothers, Kevin (Cecilia) McCarthy, Brian (Susan) McCarthy, Glenn (Judy) McCarthy, Sean McCarthy and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 12th at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors from 5 until 7 pm.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 am on Tuesday, September 13th at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fernandina Beach with a reception following immediately in the parish hall.

She will be laid to rest at a later date at Bosque Bello cemetery.

Kerri asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The IBC Network Foundation at https://theibcnetwork.org

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