Mary Ann Kenerly

Mary Ann Landers Kenerly was received in heaven on Friday,  February 23, 2024 at 11:40 AM at the age of 84. She was taken from the arms of her loving daughter, Theresa Kenerly, and met by the arms of her Savior. She was the widow of Thomas Milton Kenerly, with whom she enjoyed 51 blessed years of marriage. On Tuesday, August 1, 1939, she was born to David Alvin and Nannie Lou Storey Landers in Acworth, Georgia. She attended Duluth High School. The good people of Lilburn could find her running Kenerly’s General Merchandise until it closed in 2002, when the family moved to Hoschton. She was a woman of the community, belonging to Luxomni Sewing Club, the Lunch Bunch, and Hoschton Women’s Civic Club. She attended New Hope AME Church in Hoschton. She enjoyed volunteering, especially for the Braselton Library, where she served as a former board member. Mary Ann was loved by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her loving and generous nature, her care for others, and her tremendous strength. Throughout her life she tended to her flowers, her kitchen, her store, and all her loved ones. She was one who could be counted on to lend a helping hand or give wise advice. Her family and friends find peace in knowing she has rejoined her parents, her husband Tom, her siblings, and her precious daughter Kay. She lives on through her daughter, Theresa Kenerly and her partner Devon Karnitz;  granddaughters Angie Bragg and husband B.J., Christie Landers and husband Taylor; grandson Tommy Boyd and wife Lisa; great grandchildren Breann, Abbey, Lexie, Aaron, Nicholas and Olivia; and godchild LeAnnah Langston and  husband Steve and their three children and granddaughter. She is also survived by her siblings June Starnes, Audrey Landers, Billy and Mary Tom Landers; her nieces and nephews Susan Landers, Debbie and Frankie Kennedy, Stanley and Lavonne Starnes, Lynn and Steve Kelley, Paula and Robert Walker, Pam and Tommy Edwards, Amy May, Theresa Thomason, Jan Pruett, Skip and Barbara Thomason, Tim and Becky Landers, Keith and Margaret Kenerly, Kevin and Beth Kenerly, Kenneth and Jennifer Kenerly, DeeAnn and Eddie Brown, Kedrick and Aimee Kenerly; her great nieces and nephews Steven, Shane, Jessie, Michelle, Nicole, Ashley, Allie, Finn, Landon, Cory, Robert, Jonathan, Amy, Krissy, Madeline, Katie, Grace, Knox, Miranda, Kohl, Klay, Bridggett, Austin, Kalem, Kamden, and Kaden; and her great-great nieces and nephews Ryan, Grace Marie, Ada, Kylee, Chole, Connor, Hudson, Banks, Caroline, Will, Kenslee, Emerson, Hudson, Beckham, Dorothy, Noralee and a host of other relatives. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas Milton Kenerly and  daughter, Kay Kenerly; her siblings Neal and Brenda Landers, Bill Starnes, Alvin Landers, Marie and Bob Powers; and nieces and nephews Douglas Landers, Michael Landers, Jason Landers, Greg Thomason, and Wendy Landers. Funeral Services will be  held 11:00 am Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Kenneth Kenerly and Rev. Frances Hunter will be officiating.  Interment to follow 2:00 pm at Luxomni Baptist Church, 175 Luxomni Road, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047.  The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to Luxomni Church Cemetery Trust Fund, 4320 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, 404-825-3401.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.




9 thoughts on “Mary Ann Kenerly”

  1. MaryAnn will be missed by many, she was also loved by many. Theresa our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you Theresa, Cory and Gracelynn Thomason

  2. Theresa your mom was loved by all. Take comfort and peace knowing she is dancing on streets of gold, whole and healthy! My prayers are with you and my precious family.

  3. I loved your Mom! She was a joy to work with at the library and was such a strong believer in literacy. I was proud to work with her, and to follow in her footsteps.

    Deb D

  4. Theresa I’m so sorry about your was wonderful seeing you at Ruby Tuesdays a few weeks ago! I love you and your family..stay strong and I’m here if you need me♥️

  5. I remember the family when used to all go to church at Bethesda Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. I went to school with her daughter kat and Kathy and I was I. Youth group at the church. I also used to go to there store with family when I was growing up.she was a very sweet person
    Live Kathy Byers Cox and Bill

  6. I remember every time I spoke to or saw Mary Ann, she was always smiling and could see joy in her eyes . I remember the hardware store in Lilburn and all the charity events she attended and supported in Jackson County. She was an amazing woman and someone I admired for her kindness. Blessings and prayers to the family as they go thru any difficult times with their great loss.

  7. We extend our most sincere sympathy to all family members and loved ones. Mary Ann treated everyone like family and always made us feel welcome.
    She was loved by many and will be missed.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. I rented a piece of property from her about 20 years ago for several years. She was always so fair and a great business women. She was an awesome lady. I know she will be missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

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