McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Due to COVID-19 state guidelines, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Keri Privette Wetherington

July 17, 1984May 17, 2020

Keri Privette Wetherington, 35 years old, was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on May 17, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina at The Medical University of South Carolina after complications from brain surgery. She was born to Jeff and Kitty Privette of Indian Trail, North Carolina on July 17th 1984. She was surrounded by her husband Ryan Wetherington, parents, and sister Kristin Byrum while in Charleston. Keri was one of a kind. Always finding ways to show kindness to others, she continued that in death through the gift of organ donation so others can live.

Keri completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy, Masters of Science Clinical Research and Masters of Business Administration from Campbell University. She attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a Varsity Cheerleader. Keri married Ryan Wetherington in 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina and started their life together. She worked as a Pharmacy Manager for Harris Teeter while being a mother to her two beautiful children, Wilson (5) and Leah Katherine (2).

Keri was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She devoted most of her time to caring for others and ensuring that everyone was happy. Keri long suffered from Celiac and Crohns disease. Despite her afflictions, she was selfless and world class. Known for her nurturing ways, she had an uncanny ability to know when others were suffering and worked to help ease their pain. Through connecting over coffee, handwritten cards, home baked pies, perfectly wrapped gifts, or a listening ear, Keri was the friend that everyone wished they had or aspired to be. Her classic grace and elegance was only outshined by her warm embrace and smile. Her heart was pure gold. Keri’s faith in Jesus Christ was extraordinary. More than a decade of suffering, her faith never wavered. She led her children to love Christ and inspired others to be closer to Him through her actions. Her greatest joy in life was taking care of her children and husband.

Predeceased Ray W. Privette (Paternal Grandfather), survived by Ryan Wetherington, Wilson Wetherington (Son), Leah Wetherington (Daughter), Virginia Heath (Maternal Grandmother) Clarence Ritter (Maternal Grandfather), Catherine Privette (Paternal Grandmother), Jeffrey Privette (Father), Kitty Privette (Mother), Mr. & Mrs. Aaron and Kristin Byrum (Sister), Mr. & Mrs. Laurie E. Wetherington (In-Laws), Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Wetherington and children, Laura W. Blalock, and Catherine J. Wetherington.

The service will be a private service due to Covid-19 and a celebration of life will follow at a later date.


  • Due to COVID-19 state guidelines, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Keri Privette Wetherington

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Jose & Allison Robles

May 25, 2020

Our hearts are so sad to hear of Keri’s passing. We will miss her kind, sweet spirit and Beautiful smile when picking up our prescriptions at Harris Teeter.
Our thoughts and prayers.

Felix Wälder

May 23, 2020

Dear Ryan,

I am very sorry.

I got to know you and Keri as the great couple, with the heart at the right spot.

Moments like this make us sad and realize, that we have to be thankful for every moment in our lifes and do our best.

Stay strong and continue with your best together with everyone who loves you.

Best wishes from Germany
Felix & Marsela

Andre Lennon

May 22, 2020


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Andre Lennon

Elaine J McKinney

May 22, 2020

Ryan & Family, Our hearts are heavy knowing that Keri has passed, but our spirits are well knowing that she is well with our Father God. Please know that we are here for you all. You have our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. May God Bless and Keep you and your beautiful family.
Elaine, Atallah, Glorieus & Jean McKinney

Ute Robinson

May 21, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss
May God guide you and your family through this trying time

Ute Robinson

Shannon Sapp

May 20, 2020

No words I can offer will comfort you and your family in this loss. I pray the Lord may bless you with comfort and strength through the days ahead.
I did not know Keri, but I know that the love that brought you together produced two beautiful children that will carry her legacy. I pray you find peace between the love you both created.
Blessing and prayers,

Dave Nelson

May 20, 2020


While I never had the privilege of meeting Keri personally, I gained great appreciation for her from how tenderly you spoke about Keri the very first time we met - and on multiple occasions since. Yours was clearly a cherished relationship.

May our God grant you peace and strength during these days, and many blessings to you and your family in the days to come.


Chris Younger

May 20, 2020


Devastated for you and your family, hard to find the right words to say. I pray for peace for you all, that you will always vividly have your memories together, and your children (as young as they are) will somehow know how much they are loved by their mother and you and share some of those memories with you.

I did not know Keri, but I know you, and you are one of the good ones, so she must have been wise and caring to choose someone like you, someone to have a family with and spend her days with.

May God comfort you and your children, and your entire family.

Chris Younger

Melanie Pound

May 20, 2020

Keri was my student during her Internal Medicine rotations during pharmacy school. Not only was she a bright student, but she showed great compassion in the care of her patients, and I knew she would make an excellent pharmacist. Ryan and family--I am so sorry to hear of this great loss--prayers for you, your children and family during this difficult time.

Ronnie Bryant

May 20, 2020

Ryan, so sorry to hear of the passing of Keri. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult period. May God give you the strength to endure and the joy of cherishing the memories.


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