Helen Kennerly

Mrs. Mary Helen Little Kennerly, 79, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born January 2, 1933 in Statesville, NC to the late Harvey Lee Little and Regina Josey Little.

She was a graduate of Statesville High School and on September 3, 1960 married her husband Price Bell Kennerly who survives.

Mrs. Kennerly was a member of Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School Teacher for 25 years teaching the grades three thru six. She was an active member of Ruth Templeton Circle and the UMW.

Helen worked at Woolworths and she loved working in her garden with Price to help feed the family.  She was a loving, caring and sweet person as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a friend.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda LeAnne Chipman in 1985.

Along with her husband Price Bell Kennerly, she is also survived by a daughter Judy Kennerly Kennedy (Scott), of Statesville, a son Tim Kennerly (Nikole), of Lexington, NC, three grand daughters Regina Ashley (Edward), of Lincolnton, Caroline and Krista Kennerly, of Lexington and two grandsons Tommy Chipman (Deborah), of Statesville and Jackson Price Kennerly “JP”, of Lexington. She is further survived by two great grand children Amanda R. Chipman, and Jaxon Ashley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kennerly will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, April 6, 2012 at Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church with Rev. Curtis Goforth officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will visit with friends today from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Nicholson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or Shaver Scholarship Fund c/o Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church 1947 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Mary Helen Little Kennerly.  

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8 Responses to Helen Kennerly

  1. Tessie Price Speaks says:

    I’m so sorry to see this.I played softball with Judy.Many years ago.Mrs.Kennerly was always so nice and caring.I am sure there is a new Angel in Heaven today.God Bless your family.You are all in my thoughts,and prayers.

    • Judy Kennedy says:

      Hi, Tessie! Thank you so much for your comments. I have thought of you, and am glad to hear from you. Thank you again. Hope you are doing well.

  2. Laurie Jordan and Alisha Cloer says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Mrs. Kennerly was a sweet person with a kind soul. May God give you peace during this time as we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie Jordan & Alisha Cloer

  3. Laurie Jordan & Alisha Cloer says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Mrs. Kennerly was a sweet person with a kind soul. May God give you peace during this time as we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie Jordan & Alisha Cloer

  4. Larry and Brenda Jordan says:

    We were so sorry to read this morning of Mrs. Kennerly’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you supernatural peace during this difficult time. Larry and Brenda Jordan

  5. Michael Blackmore says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Tim. -Mike, Jenn, Malea, And Aiden

  6. Bonita Levan Wright-Silver says:

    I worked with Ms. Kennerly many years ago before she was married. We worked together at Raylass Dept. Store before she was married. She was a wondeful lady and friend. She always looked after me and my sister Judy. We loved her dearly. God has taken another angel home. God bless the entire family. Bonita Levan Wright-Silver

  7. Mary & Joy says:

    So sorry to hear about Helen passing away! She was a big part of my childhood as well as mom’s teenage years! Words cannot express how shocked we were to get that call! You are all in our thoughts at prayers during this most difficult time! Love to all, Mary & Joy

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