Kerrie McCarver: Everything To Know About The Late Jerry Lee Lewis’ Sixth Wife

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 6, 2024 | Updated on: March 6, 2024
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Kerrie McCarver is the sixth wife of the late American pianist, singer, and songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis. Her ex-husband Jerry married seven times in his lifetime but among all seven, Kerrie had been his wife the longest. As of now, while her ex-hubby is no longer alive, McCarver is leading a low-key life.

Despite her quiet life lately, there has been a growing concern regarding Kerrie. So, go through this article to know in detail about the personal and professional life of Lewis’ ex-wife.

Key Takeaways

  • Kerrie is famous as the sixth wife of the legendary pianist, Jerry Lee Lewis. The pair exchanged vows in 1984, in an intimate ceremony.
  • Initially, Kerri had met her future husband when she was only 10 years old and had decided to marry him then on there.
  • From their marriage, the former flames also became a parent of one son. 
  • They divorced in 2005, having been married for 21-years-old. During the divorce filing, Kerrie reportedly had sued Jerry for physical abuse, and in turn Jerry also countersued her for defamation.
  • Kerri is a singer and used to perform in a band alongside her siblings. 
  • She is currently not married to anyone and living a reclusive life.

Jerry Lee Lewis’ wife Wiki

Jerry’s ex-spouse, Kerrie is currently 60 years old. She was born ‘Kerrie Lynn McCarver’ on December 31st, 1962 in the United States of America.

Similarly, she was raised by her father Bob Mccarver, and her mother Sarah McCarver in her hometown. Her both parents were great music lovers, and she grew up in a musical environment alongside her two sisters Sherry McCarver and Terri ‘Dede’ McCarver. As a result, all McCarver siblings later started doing music professionally.

Besides, the celebrity wife holds American nationality and belongs to English ethnical background.

Was A Singer And Recording Artist; Formed a Band with Her Siblings

While her current professional status is unknown, in the past Kerrie used to be a singer and a recording artist. Back in 1993 while having an exclusive talk on Irish TV, she opened up about the fact that she started singing in church when she was just 8 years old. In the TV show, McCarver even performed the song entitled “Daddy Was a preacher momma was a go-go girl”.

Besides, Kerrie had been a member of her sister’s formed band The McCarver Sisters since she was young.

Kerrie's bandmember, her siblings
Kerrie with bandmember, her siblings. Source: Facebook

Together, the three siblings worked on several musical pieces and performed on stages multiple times in their lifetime. Their band even has a Facebook page that displays glimpses of their musical career as a stage performer, singer, and recording artist.

Further, as a musical artist, she even sang songs together with her musician ex-husband Jerry. Per the information provided on her Facebook, she also worked at Killerette Rocks, located in Memphis, Tennessee.

In addition, she was also the president of Lewis’s JKL Enterprises Inc. fan club.

was Married To Jerry Lee Lewis

On April 24, 1984, Kerrie walked down the aisle with her husband Jerry Lee Lewis in a small wedding ceremony outside Jerry’s Mississippi home. Just like any newlywed couple, they shared a great relationship initially.

Kerrie with her then-husband Jerry
Kerrie with her then-husband Jerry on their wedding day. Source: Instagram

A year after their marriage, her spouse Jerry talked to Chicago Tribune where he mentioned that Kerrie has been his best life partner. The Killer told,

‘We have a great relationship, we really do, ”It`s been the best thing that`s ever happened to me in my life as far as women goes. ”This one`s gonna work, ‘I finally found the girl,”  ”I didn`t believe this marriage would work out at first. It was so hard for me to believe that it would.

Kerrie had decided to marry Jerry at the age of 10

In the same interview, McCarver revealed that she knew she is going to marry Lewis when she was 10. She met Lewis at a Toys for Tots benefit in Memphis and six years later, they again met for a while at a club but during that time, Jerry had other interests, said Kerrie.

Fast forward to four years later in late 1983, the couple again came across each other and after a brief courtship of four months, they eventually tied the knot. At the time of their wedding, they had 27 years age gap.

Kerrie’s Marriage With Jerry Lasted For 21 Years Of Marriage; Divorced In 2005

After remaining married for almost two decades, the couple decided to end their marriage. Since the early 2000s, they were living apart and on April 16, 2002, Jerry filed a divorce petition against his spouse in DeSoto County Chancery Court

A month later in May, Kerrie sued her husband accusing him of physical abuse and infidelity. As a result, Jerry too countersued and the petition was eventually dropped. With so many hurdles in between, their divorce was finally finalized in June 2005.

Kerri Didn’t Marry After The Divorce But Was Once Married Before Jerry

Well, it doesn’t seem like Kerrie remarried after she got divorced from her ex-husband Jerry. But, a very rarely known fact is that before tying the knot with a legendary musician, she was already married once.

Meanwhile, her former spouse Jerry, after divorcing her, exchanged vows with his wife Judith Brown. The two remained together until Jerry’s death on October 28, 2022. He died of a minor stroke at his home in Memphis.

McCarver’s Former Late Hubby Was Married Seven Times In His Lifetime

Kerrie’s husband Jerry walked down the aisle to seven women in his lifetime. His first marriage was to a preacher’s daughter Dorothy Barton which lasted for only 20 months. They tied the knot in February 1952 and separated in October 1953.

The second time, Lewis tied the knot with Sally Jane Mitcham in September 1953 and divorced in October 1957.

Similarly, Jerry’s third marriage was with his 13 years old first cousin once removed, Myra Gale Brown and they parted their ways in 1970.

In 1971, he again walked down the aisle with his fourth wife Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate and their nuptials lasted for a decade. Likewise, Lewis’ fifth spouse was Shawn Stephens who died after 77 days of their marriage due to drug overdose.

Other than these Jerry was also married to Kerrie and his final wife Judith.

Shares A Son With Her Former Spouse

Together with her former husband Jerry, Kerrie welcomed a son Jerry Lee Lewis III in the year 1987. He is currently 36 years old.

As per his Instagram bio, he is a father of two sons named Mason and Jerry. By profession, he has worked as an actor in the 2017 drama miniseries Sun Records.

Kerrie with her husband and son
Kerrie with her now ex-husband and son

On the other hand, Kerrie’s ex-hubby Jerry is a father of six children from his other marriages including Lewis III. From his seven different marriages, he became a father of Jerry Lee Lewis Jr, Ronnie Guy Lewis, Steven Allen Lewis, Phoebe Lewis, and Lori Lee Lewis.

Where Is Kerrie Mccarver Now? Her Social Media Handles

As far as the media is informed, Kerrie currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee with her granddaughter Star Lee Leswis.

Speaking of her presence on social sites, she is on Facebook under the name Killerette Lewis. On her Facebook page, she keeps sharing her memories with her friends and family.

What Is Kerrie’s Net Worth?

She is reported to have a net worth of $1 million. She accumulated the major portion of money as a musician and further, she must have gained some amount as an alimony as well. On the other hand, her famous ex-husband Jerry had an estimated net amount of $10 million at the time of his death.