OBITUARY

Denise Lynn McKerracher

November 19, 1966February 21, 2021

Denise McKerracher passed away on February 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl McKerracher. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Liam McKerracher-Povey; mother, Marleine McKerracher; sister, Monica McKerracher; niece, Lillian McKerracher; and many extended relatives and friends.

Denise loved creative writing, poetry, fishing, hunting, and making jewelry, but most of all, she loved to talk and possessed the “gift to gab."

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. In memory of Denise and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

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Services

27 February

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cook Funeral Home

West building

4235 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

27 February

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cook Funeral Home

West building

4235 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Memories

Denise Lynn McKerracher

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Carol Fomunung

February 26, 2021

To my dear friend, Denise.
I shall cherish the memories I have of you, and the time we spent together. Your laughter, joyful soul, and love for children I will dearly remember. I loved your sweet spirit and positive nature when I was around you. Your beautiful gifts of creativity and natural ability to put words into a beautiful poem was greatly admired by me.
Thank you for your love for my children and the times you took care of them. Your willingness to give of yourself, your forgiving heart are a measure of the outstanding person you were. I greatly admired your search for knowing Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and coming to know of Their love for you. I watched as your faith grew and was so proud of you.
I will miss spending time with you and I know that my life will not be the same with your passing on, however, I can rely on God's constant love without end, mercy, and kindness to watch over us all as we say good bye to you for now, one of His precious daughters.
Love always,
Carol

Holly Balcer

February 24, 2021

Dear Liam, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was always fun to chat with whenever we met, and it was always so obvious how much she loved you and cared about you. Please know I am thinking of you, and praying for comfort! Mrs. B

Tracey Kuyers

February 24, 2021

So sorry to learn of Denise's unexpected passing, she was a good friend & I'll cherish the fun times we shared, whether it was at my house or hers , usually working on some sort of crafts, a craft show, the many bead expo's we attended all of the place, canning in the summer/fall months, visits through the screen at SKLD due to Covid or out to brunch/lunch to the visits at our campground up north, we always had fun & made sure to laugh. Even when I'd sit with her for some of her chemo treatments, we were always laughing! (That was no laughing matter but she made the best of it) She'll be missed & never forgotten, and we'll make sure to stay in touch with her beloved son Liam too, she loved him with all her heart & was always so proud of him & how smart he is!

Prayers for the family as they grieve this tremendous loss!

Fly High Denise, I know Jesus has restored you back to good health & your happy now, watching all us from above! We'll meet again on the other side my friend!

Love Tracey & Jeff Kuyers

Sharon Gibbs

February 23, 2021

She was the big sister when mine was busy with her friends she made me feel good about the fact that I loved to read she would come get me on Saturday's to hang out with her I would stop and see her whenever I came home going to miss your smile and your hugs fly High my sweet friend

Lavonne Hammond

February 23, 2021

Words cannot describe what a very best friend she was to me . We shared laughter , the best times and worst times. We had such awesome times together, rollerskating , camping , dinners, and crafting together. She will leave a big hole in my heart , but I will cherish knowing we will live in eternity forever.

Love you forever Vonnie

Kelli TenHaken

February 23, 2021

It was a joy to be Denise's neighbor. She was always so loving to my kids and my dog :) She loved chatting and showing me her latest jewelry creations. Denise loved her son fiercely. She always fought for him and believed in him. She loved Jesus and she had a unique ability to stay positive no matter what she was facing. I loved that optimistic spirit. We will miss you Denise! I am celebrating that you are now free from pain and dancing with Jesus. Love you my friend!

Kay Smalley

February 23, 2021

There were so many memories with Denise,
First the day she was born my sister and I were home while mom and dad (Grandma & Grandpa Moore) were out deer hunting we got a call from Earl Her daddy saying that she was born. My sister Georgeine and I jumped up and down and around and around hugging each other saying we are Aunts we are Aunts we were so excited to become Aunts for the first time.
Then I went to stay with Denise while her mom was in the hospital having her sister Monica I taught her
Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy wuzzy wasnt fuzzy was he
We talked and laughed about that many times over the years saying she taught that to Liam and told him about me teaching her.
We always had a special bond she and I were very close.
I love you Denise and you will be greatly missed. Aunt Kay

Connie DeYoung

February 22, 2021

I am thinking of Marleine, Liam, Monica and Lillie. I am sad about Denise's
passing, she was a very talented writer. It was very nice when she wrote great messages in cards that Marleine made. All I had to do was tell her about the person and she write a beautiful message for the occasion. RIP Denise, no more pain! 💔

Mary Kleinjans

February 22, 2021

I remember when I met Denise two years ago at Baldwin Oaks. She was getting ready for the sale we always have at the park of handmade crafts etc... She was making some really cute horseshoe wall decorations. We were talking about what she could do in my favorite color and was going to make one for me to give to my granddaughter for her birthday. She was very talented in crafting like her mother. I remember her being easy to talk to. I Wish I could have gotten to know her better. I am extending my Christian sympathy and and covering you all in prayer for strength, comfort, and peace as you face the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Mary Kleinjans

Julie Olivares

February 22, 2021

Denise was a fun gal to hang out with in highschool. Football games, TarryHall, the beach, movies Campus Life etc. She will be missed dearly... Will Always be in our hearts, on our minds but never forgotten. Prayers to Her Mom, sister Monica Son Liam and Lillian. May GOD watch over you all during this sad time. No more suffering, No more pain... Til we meet again Denise...❤️💯💖 She was an awesome friend and really helped out when our brother Steven Teunissen was diagnosed with Leukemia in 1983 and went to heaven 7/23/84. Rest in Peace.....

FROM THE FAMILY