Mrs. Jerri Pate moved to Thibodaux in 1981. She has three sons, Randy, Craig and Chris who live in Thibodaux and one daughter, Libby Panepinto that lives in Harvey. She has 10 grandchildren.
Mayor Pate is very active. She is a volunteer at St. Genevieve Church and Habitat For Humanity. She participates in the exercise activities at the Senior Citizens' Center and water aerobics. In her spare time she loves to play cards.