Mary Kersee

Mary L. Thornton Kersee, 49, of Bryan, passed away Sunday August 7, 2016. A memorial service celebrating her life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday August 12, 2016 at St. Michael’s Chapel, 2402 S. College Ave. in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

Born October 8, 1966, in Bryan, to Raymond Sr. and Rose Thornton, Mary has been a lifetime resident of Bryan. She was a long time human resource assistant at Target and enjoyed her many years working there. Mary will be remembered as a great piano player, fantastic gospel singer, and her wonderful sense of humor. She also loved cooking and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Christopher Thornton; and sister Nettie Fields.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, DaNeetra and Kenneth Walker, Stephanie and Germaine Holt Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joeanna and Glouster Brooks Sr., Annie and Oritz Green Jr., Naomi Neblett, Dianne and Edward Gradington, Sarah Thornton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Jr. and Kim Thornton, Jimmy and Alma Thornton, Odis Thornton; grandchildren, Alyssa, Xavian, Kendahl; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Mary’s family would like to express their gratitude to the kind and compassionate staffs at Davita Dialysis, Lampstand Nursing and Rehab, Navasota Nursing and Rehab, and Compassionate Care Hospice.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717


  1. My dear sweet friend, you have received your wings, suffer no more. My condolences to the family during your time of bereavement.

  2. DaNeetrs, I’m covering you & your family in prayer during this difficult time. May God bless & comfort you. If you need anything, I’m just a phone call away!
    Love you Sis!
    Psalms 121:1&2

  3. DaNeetra,

    My prayer partners & I are lifting you & your family in prayer. May God bless & comfort you all.

    Psalm 147:3
    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
    Matthew 5:4
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

  4. To my Cousins:
    We can’t imagine what you are going through right now, but we want you to know that we are just a phone call away if there is anything we can do to help you get through this. Our heartfelt condolences.

  5. I know Mary is smiling down at everyone with all the love that surrounded her. I worked with Mary at Target, and I know that family was very important to her. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know she is in good hands. I am grateful that I got to know this beautiful, extremely funny woman. My condolence to everyone, and y’all are in my prayers.

  6. My dear childhood friend/classmate you will truly be missed you were a blessing to me because you always knew how to brighten up ones day I’m going to miss your warm embrace and your beautiful smile R.I.P my dear friend

  7. You will experience many feelings like never before. Although no words can take away the sorrow, may you find peace and comfort in God’s love and your memories. Psalm 30:5 states “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Crying helps the healing process. We love you all.
    Our Deepest Condolences – Dad & Mom Walker

  8. Mary is looking down on us with a big smile, for she’s now in our Father’s hands. Although we are sad, and she will be well missed, she will always be with us in our hearts, soul and minds because we loved her so much.. Family stay strong, keep your faith in God and remember we love you all.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
    ~ Isaiah 40:31, KJV ~

  10. The Henry Famly ,Deborah and Gloria would like to send our condolences to the Thornton Family in the lost of your dear sister. We will continue to pray for your family.

  11. I’m sad Mary has passed. She always made me laugh and I enjoyed getting her to walk in therapy. We will miss her lively spirit. From Lampstand therapy

  12. My prayers, thoughts, and deepest condolences to all of my cousins. So sorry for your loss. God bless, and strengthen you during this time of bereavement.

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