Lillian Virginia Kersey, 95, of Tyler Mountain, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital. She was a native of Jackson County and was a homemaker and a member of Harper Memorial Church for over 55 years. Lillian loved to work in her garden and was a very caring person who always put others before herself. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
She was also very devoted to her church family who were such a large part of her life.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer U. Kersey, her granddaughter, Jean Ann Walker, her brothers, Harold D. Saunders, Carl Saunders and Leland Saunders, her sister, Genevieve Clark and half-brother, Delmas Saunders and by her parents, Cecil and Beulah Saunders.
She is survived by her loving family, sons, Jim Kersey of Ripley, Dennis Kersey and his wife, Michelle of Given and Larry Kersey and his wife, Janet of Cross Lanes; daughters, Janet McClure and husband, Jim of Cross Lanes, Katherine Wilcox and husband, Gene of Valparaiso,IN and Patsy Young of Dunbar and half-brother, Jack Saunders of Teays Valley. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and nineteen great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. The Rev.Jim Russell officiated. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Friends called at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, on Tuesday.
Words cannot express the gratitude we wish to extend to our sister, Janet, for the wonderful care she provided.