Mary Baker Mauney

November 11, 1925March 20, 2020

Mrs. Mary Baker Mauney, (Gran/Nana/GG), passed away Friday March 20, 2020, in Canton, GA, at the age of 94 with family by her side.

She was born on November 11, 1925 in Atlanta, GA. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, N. L. Baker and Olive Riggens Baker; husband, Jennings Clifford Mauney; her daughter, Kathryn Delores Mauney; two sisters, Esther Woodall and Elizabeth (Charlcey) Hazelrigs. She is survived by her daughter, Cherie Mauney Nichols and her husband Jim Nichols; son, John Clifford Mauney and his wife, Elaine Mauney; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

There was nothing more important to her than her children, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The love between them always shown bright and there was never enough hugs between them. In 1945, Mary was in the top 10 of the Miss Atlanta contest at the age of 20. She loved coaching girls’ softball, camping, bowling, playing cards, going to Atlanta Crackers Baseball games and later going to see Atlanta Braves games. Through the years she was a passionate baseball fan and could name any player on the Atlanta Braves team and position they played. She was always an active, independent person who never let grass grow under her feet. She retired from Southern Railway in 1985 after 25 years.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday March 25 at 2 PM at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.

Flowers accepted, but those who desire may make donations in her name to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 25, 2020


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Nicole Khoury

March 27, 2020

Johnny, we are so saddened by the passing of your dear mother. You and your family are in our prayers and we offer our deepest condolences during this difficult time. If it is of any comfort to you all, it's clear she lived a very happy and full life, surrounded by the people she loved most.

Thinking of you, and with love,

Aida and Nicole Khoury

Michelle Baughman

March 26, 2020

Mary, Mom, Gran, Nana, GG. She had so many names and answered to them all with one big heart. All she ever wanted was to be with her family. Even though I never knew him, I know she never stopped loving my grandfather. She wore her wedding ring practically until the day she passed away. I remember her getting mad at me when I joked with her about talking to a gentleman in her bowling league. She said my grandfather was her husband and the only man for her. Family meant everything to her, and only second to that was the Atlanta Braves. I remember her laying on her couch watching baseball with the TV muted but listening to the game on the radio. And, she was notorious for yelling at the damn camera man for taking the damn camera off the damn game! Whenever she came to one of Jacob’s baseball games, she would position her wheelchair right up to the fence so she could see clearly, and no one would get in her way. She had a sweet spot for her sweet Simon. Thank goodness he is full of hugs, because she insisted on them! One of my dearest memories I have of Nana as a little girl was her coming in the bedroom in the morning and bringing a warm washcloth to lay over my face to calmingly wake me up. Her gentle touch was so comforting. The best memory I have of her was the last. Tammy and I had the pleasure of feeding her dinner the night before she passed away. I believe she enjoyed bossing us around a little as she instructed which bite of food she wanted next, and she didn’t always believe we were giving her what she asked for. She was weak, but she was still in there and having fun with us. Whether it was saying “hey ugly” and then immediately indicating it was opposite day, or her notorious “I just don’t eat that much anymore” – her Nana-isms will always be remembered. We are blessed to have had her in our lives for so long, and it is our job to carry on her legend and keep telling stories of the amazing woman she was to us all.

Elaine Mauney

March 26, 2020

My mother-in-law was one of the kindest and most generous ladies to grace us. She was fun, positive, and she loved us with all her heart. It was only fitting that we loved her the same way. We miss you so much Nana. Rest In Peace.

Andrea Woodall

March 23, 2020

Aunt Mary was a beautiful classy lady. Love and hugs to Johnny and Cherie and the rest of the family.