OBITUARY

Kerry Lynn Cordes

September 14, 1954May 2, 2019

Kerry Lynn Murdock Cordes, 64, of Cape Canaveral, Florida passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Born September 14, 1954 in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of Margene Cole Murdock and the late David Lee Murdock. She was a 1972 graduate of Belton-Honea Path High School and attended Winthrop College. Kerry Lynn worked for many years in schools in the communities where she lived in South Carolina, Texas and Florida, both as a volunteer and employee. She was passionate about mentoring and caring for students and influenced many throughout the years. She was recently retired from Brevard County (Florida) Schools. She was a devoted Christian and served many churches well during her life. A 13-year lung cancer survivor, she also volunteered many hours for Relay for Life events and made many friends along the way. She enjoyed quilting, and made many quilts for family and friends, as well as special prayer quilts made for those battling cancer. She is survived by her husband, Tim Cordes of the home; daughter, Meleah Bell Thomas (Brent) of Belton, SC; son, Nicholas Cordes of Cocoa Beach, FL; grandchildren Emma Louise Thomas and Judson Brent Thomas of Belton, SC and Landon James Cordes of Cocoa Beach, FL. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm on Friday, May 10 at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, with a graveside service following in the church cemetery. A memorial service at Grace United Methodist Church of Merritt Island, Florida will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

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Camiesha Jackson

May 8, 2019

Lord, Kerry has finished all the work You had set out for her to do... it hurts, Lord, but Your plans and Your purpose is so true. Please keep her family and loved ones too during this season of life; remind them how You love them too.

Thank you Lord for how you showered us with the blessing and privilege to know Mrs. Kerry! Every time I visited Cocoa High, my alma mater, I stopped in to say hello! She was always so welcoming, asking me how college was going and took special care of my brother, Lucius, who’s name she’s always loved. She truly has invested in the lives of so many people. What a beautiful smile and soul that lives within her. We love you Mrs. Kerry. Well done... ❤️🌿🕊

Teresa Osterloh

May 8, 2019

I met Kerry Lynn a few years ago through friends. We started cruising together and I knew I had met s wonderful woman. She let me vent to her about many things without any judgment. She held my hand and gave me a hug when I needed it. I will miss her southern charm, sharp wit and big heart. Rest easy with the Angels and tell my mom and dad hi when you see them!

Gem Gurgan

May 8, 2019

We met Kerry Lynn over 10 years ago when her Son Nick worked at our Hayes Meat Market on the island. Every time Kerry Lynn and Tim came in to shop or check on their Son, she had the smile, positive attitude and love for people one could tell. We did her surprise retirement Catering last year. She left this earth too soon. Not enough time to enjoy retirement. We pray for her family during these hard times. God Bless you all.

Kayla Walsh

May 7, 2019

I met Kerry Lynn Cordes through Patrick and Jill Boyd over 4 years ago. She was such an amazing and bright spirit, always had positive things to say and always ready to make jokes and make everyone laugh. I remember seeing her in Walmart almost a year ago and she rubbed my huge pregnant belly and wished me well, prayed for me and hugged me the tightest she could. She will be greatly missed , such an amazing soal. Rest easy you beautiful angel

Janet Witmer

May 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Kerry in the fall of 2012 at Clearlake Middle School and was fortunate to work with her again at Cocoa High until she retired in 2018. Kerry was so proud of her family and I loved hearing her stories about them all. She was a devoted friend to many and I will miss her humor and generous spirit.

Debrs Lollis (Madden)

May 6, 2019

Kerry Lynn and I were talking on Facebook not too long ago about when she first started to school with us and how I was the first friend she made. Of course I just remember her beautiful and sweet personality. She was a dear friend and a fellow classmate of BHP Class of '72. She also was a cancer survivor as I am. I will always remember her love for others, her giving and caring spirit. I will love and miss you my dear friend. Love, Debra (Madden) Lollis

Ron Craft

May 6, 2019

Kerry Lynn was a dear friend and classmate at BHP High School. She was always kind to others, and had a sweet smile and warm personality. She will be missed by us all. Praying for her dear family. Ron Craft ~ Class of 1972

Kelly Kellef

May 6, 2019

I only ever knew her as the Attendance Lady BUT she was there for me every time I needed her. My kids went through some rough times in High school and she would always pray for them. She genuinely cared for me and my family. It was always a pleasure to see her smiling face at that desk. She knew all of my kids names, my mother's, and mine! She even called my house one time when my son was missing and consoled my family. What a blessing she was to Cocoa High. She will forever be in our hearts.

Beth MacDonald

May 6, 2019

We will miss you, your laughter, your kindness, and your wisdom. Our vacations will never be the same without you. We miss you. We love you. Rest easy my dear friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY