Patsy Elizabeth Kersey

June 25, 1943 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Patsy Kersey Obituary

Mrs. Patsy Elizabeth Kersey, 80, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Kersey was born June 25, 1943, to the late Roy R. Hooks and Nettie Smith Hooks.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Wayne Kersey; brother, Roy Milton Hooks; sisters, Katherine H. Byers, Lynelle H. Huston, Jean H. Allen, Sara H. Mintz, Ann H. Mason. 

Mrs. Kersey attended Wesley school through 7th grade. She then transferred to Swainsboro High School where she graduated from SHS in 1961.  Mrs. Kersey attended ABAC and later transferred to UGA. After college, she moved to Atlanta where she worked before moving back to Swainsboro. She began working at The Central Bank in 1968. While working at The Central Bank, she was one of the employees to be held up in the first bank robbery in Emanuel County in 1982. During her banking career, she worked with The Central Bank, First Liberty Bank, and then BB&T where she retired after 41 years.

Mrs. Kersey is survived by her son, Ryan Kersey of Swainsboro; daughter, Tara Newsome of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Carrie Newsome, John Kersey, Katelyn Kersey; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 29, 2024, at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Will Martin officiating, assisted by Elder Craig Lanier.  

Interment will follow at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 28,2024 at Chapman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Kersey, Wesley McRae, Chris Cliett, Evans Hooks, Ricky Hooks, and Walt Donald.

Honorary pallbearers will be the SHS Class of 1961, Former Officers, Directors and Employees of The Central Bank, First Liberty Bank, and BB&T of Swainsboro.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to: New Hope Church Cemetery Fund, 671 Nunez Lexsy Road, Swainsboro, GA  30401

The family wishes to thank the staff of PruittHealth Hospice Swainsboro and Mrs. Kersey's caregiver, Julie Morgan for the care provided during her illness.  

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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Patsy Elizabeth Kersey, 80, of Swainsboro. 

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March 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

2:00 PM
New Hope Primitive Baptist Church
nunez-lexsy rd
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
March 29, 2024

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery


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