Opal Kay Williams Kerns, age 73, passed away on June 29, 2020 as the result of pancreatic cancer.
Kay was born May 21, 1947, in Dothan, Alabama, the daughter of Williams Robert Williams and Alma Juanita Brook Williams. She was raised in Graceville, Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Floyd Kerns of Crawfordville: sons, Don Duquette (Joan) of Yuma, Arizona; Michael Duquette of South Carolina; and Robert Duquette (Carlie) of Tallahassee, Florida. She is also survived by three step-children: Robert Kerns of Perth, Australia; Kenji Kerns of Crawfordville; and Mariko Kerns Chaviano (Fernando) of Crawfordville; also eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Linda Williams Harris (Clay) of Huntington Beach, CA.
She is predeceased by her parents, William Robert Williams and Alma Juanita Brook Williams and a brother, Robert Brook Williams.
Kay retired from the State of Florida after thirty years of service. She was a social worker for many years as well as the Program Administrator for Area 2 Medicaid for 10 years. She also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond, VA. Additionally, she was very active in her church and served the Lord in many capacities.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Arran Cemetery in Crawfordville, FL at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice.
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