MOUNT ULLA Marie Cook Kennerly, 89, of Mount Ulla, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at her residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Statesville, to the late Robert and Mamie Rash Cook. Mrs. Kennerly was a graduate of Celeste Henkle High School. On Nov. 27, 1947 (Thanksgiving Day), she married Robert Kennerly at her parent's home in Statesville. She has made her home in Mount Ulla ever since that time. She was a member of Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Mount Ulla, where she sang in the choir and volunteered in the nursery. She loved children and provided childcare in her home for many Mount Ulla families. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert Kennerly; daughter, Joyce Anthony; great-granddaughter, Lillian Brooks Rousey; and seven brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Janice Woodson and husband, Bill, of Charlotte, Bob Kennerly and wife, Molly, of Mt. Ulla, Jane Price and husband, Jimmy, of Charlotte; sister, Nellie Karriker of Troutman; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, Richard Anthony of Statesville and Ben Basinger of Matthews; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Young and husband, Jerry, of Kannapolis. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 22, at Back Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William "Bill" Thrailkill officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Back Creek Presbyterian Church Mission Team, 2145 Back Creek Church Rd., Mt. Ulla, NC 28125. The family appreciates the loving care shown to Mamaw by Tonia Coulter during the past year. Gratitude also goes to the staff of Trellis Supportive Care of Salisbury. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Kennerly family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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