Doyce J. McKerlie • February 22, 2021



Doyce Jean Oller McKerlie passed peacefully from this life on February 22, 2021 at the age of 88. Her husband, Jardine McKerlie and her son, Jamie McKerlie, preceded her in death.
Doyce was born in Waldron, Arkansas and moved to Pensacola in 1952. She worked for Stockton, Whatley and Davin for seven years before becoming a dedicated stay-at-home mother for her three children. Years later when she became an empty nester, she returned to the workforce and spent 20 years at the Law Office of Kathleen Anderson until she retired in 2014. She remained active and independent until her recent illness.
Doyce was a godly woman, full of unconditional love and kindness. She was quick with a listening ear and steadfastly prayed for her family and friends. She firmly believed that her life on this earth was a blessing but the true prize was a home in heaven. She was a member of East Hill Church of Christ.
Doyce is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Crowe and Laurie Veve; son-in-law, Ted Veve; grandchildren, Michelle Veve, Daniel Veve, Cameron Crowe and Jameson McKerlie; and great-grandchildren, Ameliea and Austin Berry and Henry Veve.
The family wishes to extend thanks to Baptist Hospital 4 West team members for their excellent care and Dr. Michael Simpson who showed extraordinary kindness and compassion to the family during this difficult time.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Covenant Hospice.
A private graveside service will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:30am.

  1. Clara A Speigle says:

    Doyce was the kindest person I ever worked with. I cherish the advice and pearls of wisdom she shared. I wish the world of COVID did not exist so that I could see her family and share stories in this time of sorrow.

  2. Kathleen Settle says:

    Please accept the sincerest condolences from the Ladonna family. We will be making a donation to St.Judes Children’s Hospital in her name. Love, Kathleen, Tim, and Tristan

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