She was born in Presque Isle, Maine, to her parents Joseph and Ruby Turner. She was a graduate of East Hampton High School, NY in 1971, after spending her first 2 years overseas at Bitburg High School in Germany. She spent much of her life as an outstanding insurance underwriter, even earning a title at one point of Insurance Woman of the Year. While working full time in insurance, Jerrie also worked as a waitress because she enjoyed being around people. She touched hearts from all over and was an example of how we could all be nicer to others.
Jerrie is preceded in death by Timothy John Woods, her husband of over 36 years. She is survived by her two sons, Timothy John Woods Jr and Travis Woods; her two daughter-in-laws Kerri Maxey and Korina Woods; her 3 grandchildren Trevor Woods, Kayla Woods and Dylan Woods; and her cherished dog PJ whom now is cherished by her grandchildren.