Mary Kinerd

mary kinerd

November 27, 1923 ~ July 17, 2021

Born in: Sweetwater, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Mary Kinerd, 97, moved to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 17, 2021. She was a godly woman who deeply loved the Lord and her family. She set an example for her children, grand children and great grand children all their lives. Mary loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart and spreading God’s word. She was a powerful prayer warrior especially when teamed with her sister Charlene Oakes, choir member, Sunday School teacher of 5-year-old children for 65 years and a children’s choir director. Mary witnessed the story of Jesus to everyone she met and served as a Billy Graham crusade counselor. She was heavily involved in the mission work for her church, Windsor Park Baptist of Desoto, TX.

Mary was born in Sweetwater, TX on November 27, 1923 to Charles Edward and Sarah Jones. She married Thomas Elzie Kinerd on February 5, 1944 in Sweetwater, TX. Mary was a telephone operator for the Bell Systems, switchboard operator for the City of Amarillo and a long-distance operator for AT&T until she retired in 1975. She is survived by their sons: Van and wife Karen, Carl and wife Connie and Jimmy and wife Sandra. She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Jason and wife Chastity, Becky Levy and husband Jeff, John Bazemore, Nicholas and wife Stacy, Kelli Korzen and husband Nicholas, Victoria, Colleen and Heather Kinerd; and seven great grandchildren: McCain and Hudson Kinerd, Kate, Davis and Grant Levy, Jayden Wang and Landon Korzen.

Mary will be escorted to her final resting place in Steep Hollow Cemetery by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Visitation: July 28, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Room

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Funeral Service: July 28, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Room

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Interment: July 28, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Steep Hollow Cemetery
7231-7477 Steep Hollow Rd
Bryan, TX 77808


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  1. Ms. Mary was the most loving kind woman I have ever met. She taught all 3 of my grandchildren and they loved her. Ms. Mary was loved by so many. She has been missed for a long time and will continue to be missed. Heaven has gained the most precious angel.

  2. Ms. Mary was a person for all seasons. No matter what needed to be done, she could do it or die trying. I remember seeing her climb up on a ladder at church to the roof and I couldn’t believe it. Anyway she could help you, she would. She spread the love of Jesus everyday we knew her. Everybody knew her and respected her. I never saw her “down”. She was always busy about the Lord’s work and she always made you feel you could do anything, just like her. We have missed her. Our church has never been the same without her there. Heaven definitely is shining brighter because of her. She truly was an earthly “angel”. Loved her so much. Don and Sue Hardin

  3. Ms. Mary was the finest person anyone could ever know. She could do just about anything or die trying. I cannot remember when she was ever idle. She was always busy about spreading the word of God and she truly was an earthly angel. We have missed her so much at our church. Heaven is definitely shining brighter because of her. We loved her so much. Don and Sue Hardin

  4. I helped Miss Mary with her 4 and 5 yr olds for a few years. I felt like I got more benefit from her Sunday School lessons than I gave back. She reminded me so much of my own grandmother – so loving and a strong faithful prayer warrior. We will miss her sweet spirit and look forward to being reunited with her in heaven.

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