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Condolences to the family of Mr. Severeo Kerns.

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina extends our thoughts and condolences to the family of Mr. Severeo Kerns. Mr. Severeo passed on January 28, 2022. He will be remembered as an advocate for children in our community.

Mr. Severeo was employed at LRDA, branch manager at Lumbee Bank, loan officer at Southern National Bank, insurance agent at Farm Bureau, and an RCC Instructor. He also served as a board member with the Public Schools of Robeson County for 12 years.

Mr. Severeo attended Faith of Calvary Baptist Church where he was the chairman deacon, adult Sunday school teacher, Pulpit Committee chairman, church treasurer, Finance Committee member, and Building Committee member. He received his Master of Christian Counseling from Anderson Theological Seminary. His passion was teaching others about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and one of his favorite sayings was, "Read, Study, Meditate, and Apply to Show Yourself Approved".

Mr. Severeo was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentor and friend. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Riley Westley Kerns and Lizzy Jane Porter, and Dewey and Coeather McNeill; and his beloved daughter, Constance Sierra Kerns.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents, Rev. Chalmers and Mrs. Shirley Kerns; his wife of 38 years, Connie Kerns; a son, Johnathan Kerns; seven grandchildren, Caleb Kerns, Braylon Hamilton, Aleah Kerns, Elijah Kerns, Brycelon Kerns, Brooklyn Kerns, and Kamryn Kerns; a brother, Tonya Kerns; two nieces, Sonia Amaral, and LaKisha Kerns; a nephew, Riley Odell Kerns; a special friend, Jerry Robin Finn; and a host of relatives and friends.


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