In Loving Memory

Kerri B. Settle

July 19, 1975 - June 30, 2024

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Kerri Bouler Settle, a resident of Spanish Fort, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the age of 48.

Kerri was born on July 19, 1975.  She was a graduate of Shaw High School.  She earned a master’s degree and an Administrative Certification from the University of South Alabama.  Kerri taught Special Education at Shaw, Leflore and Murphy High Schools.  She was an Assistant Principal at Murphy High School and the Continuous Learning Center in Mobile. Kerri was devoted to her students.  Teaching was not just a job, it was a genuine calling.  She loved her students dearly and they loved her.  Kerri was also a lover of animals, especially dogs, and especially her beloved Elvis, Jolene and Willie.

Kerri is survived by her parents, Robert and Shirley Bouler; her brother, Robby Bouler (Karen); two nephews, Hayden and Brady Bouler; one niece, Riley Bouler, whom she loved dearly; her lifelong best friend, Brandi Nolen; along with other relatives and many special friends, too many to name.

The Bouler Family is grateful for the love that so many family members and friends have shown to them during this most difficult time.  Kerri touched so many hearts and will be missed by all who knew her.

The celebration of life for Kerri will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM until the service time at 11:00AM, at Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive in Daphne, AL.  Interment will follow the service at Jubilee Memorial Gardens in Daphne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local animal rescue organization, to Eastern Shore Baptist church at 6847 Park Drive, Daphne, AL, 36526 or to a charity of your choice.

Expressions of condolence may be offered at https://hughesfuneralhome.org/.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, 36526.

24 Comments

  1. Miriam Enlers

    Praying 🙏🏾 for the family you will be missed your C LC family. I will be you Ms Kerri Settles

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  2. Kendall houston

    Gonna miss you

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  3. Meg Cobb

    To the Bouler Family
    Kerri was a bright spot in so many people’s lives . My daughter Katie was so lucky to have Kerri as her teacher from 2009 to 2012 at Murphy High School. Her room was always filled with students coming and going to see Ms. Bouler. She was a true advocate for her students and dearly loved each one . She made a lasting impact to everyone she knew. She was an amazing teacher and friend loved by so many . Please know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers . She will be so missed by all who knew and lovd her

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  4. Mark Bryant

    A beautiful soul taken far too soon. My most sincere condolences to the family.

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  5. Diane Maisel

    So smart, effervescent and kind, you will be missed Kerri.

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  6. Celesta R. Eaton

    I’ve known you since we were 18.
    You were always the “life of the party”. Your laughter lit up any room you were in.
    Rest well my friend 🧡

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  7. Jessica and Ellie

    Ms. Settle was so loved and she will be dearly missed.
    My deepest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends.

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  8. Kenneth L McCants

    May the God of all understanding forever embrace you with the biggest hugs (Mama Bear) Kerri. I will always love and respect you unconditionally. Thanks for sharing your love,support, kindness with our CLC family.

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  9. Janet and Clay Rucker

    You are a sweet sweet soul. Your essence lives on in every life you have touched. Soar high with the angels.

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  10. Gillian Logsdon

    We have lost a great leader in this community. She was a momma to all of her students and went above and beyond to help any kiddo that needed her. She especially loved the students who needed a little extra help in school whether it be socially or academically and did anything she could for them. She will be missed by so many.

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  11. Taylor Godwin

    She truly saved my life in high school and I’m sure hundreds of others could say the same thing. She was a light at Murphy and she was taken far too soon. She loved her students so much and made such an impact on us at Murphy. I love you Ms. settle.

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    • Joanne Keith

      No way to express what Kerri meant to me. She was my daughter’s first friend as they were only a few weeks apart when God brought them together Kerri was born in July and Kelly in September
      Kelly Keith and I enjoyed many times with Kerri and mom. Robbie came later. Shirley and I met when we taught at Greystone Christian School all so long ago. Kerri got her devotion and excellence for teaching from her mom. She was an outstanding teacher and was so devoted to the students who were blessed to have been influenced by her devotion. Seems like Kerri was a chip off the old block. My Kelly and I are simply devasted that something like this could happen to one of the best of God’s children. Prayers are going out continually for you dear Shirley,Bobby, Robbie and all other family and friends who loved Kerri

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  12. Whitney

    This is Whitney I’m a student from CLC I just wanted you too know you were one of many of the people there who saved me and I will always love you for ever for not bringing what you were going threw too school .you were my safe place and I am hurt. You helped me find my first boy friend and now we have been together for 2 years , I love you rest easy

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  13. Alfredetta Howard

    From Alfredetta

    It’s hard to believe you have been remove from our presence but never from our heart. You will miss at CLC

    Sent with love

    Caesar and Alfredetta

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  14. SIMONE MOORE

    Mrs. Settle, as I sit and reflect on a few recent days when you and I were completing a project at CLC. I began to play a beautiful song from the past entitled “Love lifts us up where we belong.” You stated, “Moore, I have not heard that song in so long.” I smiled as I could hear you singing it from your heart.

    I’m in a place now, only understanding the timing and essence God caused me to bless us with the meaning and message.

    God has now removed you from your earthly tabernacle, and from the cares of this world. He promised us a new home, where there’s no tears, pain and suffering. I hear you clearly singing… Love, (Lord) Lifts Us Up Where We Belong. Where The Eagles Fly On A Mountain High.

    Thank you for your spirit of Love towards ALL. As my counterpart in administration, we shared a very special relationship. We simply blessed and supported each other.

    Now, I say to you… as you transition home. The God of Love, Peace and Mercy, will welcome you home, and give you eternal rest.

    UNTIL
    Your Counterpart,
    SIMONE DE MOORE

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  15. Kelly Keith Brinson

    I had the honor and privilege of growing up with Kerri! Whether it was wearing those plastic Halloween masks in the 80’s, having pool parties or taking a quick trip to Pensacola with our moms, she filled every occasion with fun and laughter. Her smile was contagious as was her energetic and positive spirit! Kerri had a heart for her students and did anything and everything she could to enrich their lives. She was a beautiful spirit and will be greatly missed! God has welcomed another angel into His kingdom!

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  16. Lori Pearson

    Years ago, Kerri was a student teacher in my classroom at Shaw and, eventually, took over that classroom when I moved to another school. I was happy it was her — I knew she’d take care of those students and teach them well. Over the course of my career in Mobile County, our paths crossed many times while she was at Murphy and CLC. It was so clear how much she cared for all the students. It’s so hard to believe such a bright light is now gone from this world.
    I’m so sorry that I won’t be able to be at her funeral. I’ll keep her family and friends in my prayers. I pray God will bless them all with peace and strength. 🪷

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  17. Mr. T. Erobu (Mr. E.).

    We began working together in August 2017. In all these years, you reminded me of the beauty of human spirits.
    A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever William Shakespeare wrote. You are beautiful inside and outside. You are like sunshine that radiates living rays to all. I saw you as a Corner Stone, Pathways, and life line for whoever you met. There will never be another one like you. In all things, you gave your best. You were always on the move,… thus, we called you Settle Down.

    It hurts deeply that you are gone. Your legacy and memory will live on with your CLC family. You are missed by all.

    The life you lived and the work you did will forever speak for you.
    You will forever remain in our hearts. I am blessed to have met you in this Life Journey.
    Rest in Peace in God’s House till we meet again.

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  18. Misty

    Such a kind heart and beautiful soul. You will never be forgotten.

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  19. Antonio Williams

    My thoughts and prayers are with this entire family. Ms. Settle was such a great educator who was passionate about young people. She will be greatly missed.

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  20. Pamela Mixon

    Such a beautiful soul I had the pleasure of working with Ms. settle at Murphy High School You will be truly Missed Rest well girl.

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  21. Dr. LaSonya Thomas

    My heart goes out to the Bouler Family. We worked together for 6 years at CLC. Lifting your family, the CLC family and all Kerri’s family and friends in much prayers.

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  22. Courtney Zimmer

    Kerri started off as my coworker and quickly became my friend. Her love for her students was unconditional and true. She was a light in our lives that will never be dimmed, I will always look to the Heavens to see her shining down on us.
    I love and miss you friend.

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  23. Theresa St. Mary

    My heart is broken with the loss of Kerri. We taught together at Shaw many years ago. Her amazing laugh still rings strong in my ears and in my heart. All of my prayers are continuous for her parents, family and friends.

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