OBITUARY

James Leon Kersey

May 22, 1946April 6, 2019
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Mr. James Kersey, 72 of McDonough passed away at his home on April 6. 2019. He served proudly with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam and he retired after 38 years from Overnite Transportation and Henry County Board of Education after 10 years. Jimmy's hobbies and interests include the Georgia Bulldogs, NASCAR, and watching golf. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Lynn Moss Kersey, daughter Katey and Craig Piper, grandchildren, Sadie, Emma, Ashley, Candace and Destiny and several great grandchildren. Sisters Karen Breedlove and Penny and Earl Spikes, Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve and Kathy Moss, Janet and Doug Stevens and Kathi and Jeff Coley. Nieces, Shelly and Cary Colwell, Whitney and McKenzie Spikes, Kim and Ken Graves, Travis and Susan Moss, Kylie Chappell, Mallory and Keith Wimpey, Maran and Klyde Kim, Laura and Douglas McRae and Brett and Daniel Crowe. Several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Beloved family, Eddie and Reba Kersey, Kyle, Amber, Micah and Noah Kersey, Pebbles and Glenn Smith, Dawn and John Richardson, Pat Hamlin, Melissa and Ashley Barnes, Chris Hamlin and Melody, Ed and Gigi Hoard and Shirley Kersey and numerous beloved cousins. Jimmy was preceded in death by his sons, Andy and Mike Kersey, parents, Ruth and Jamie Kersey, sister, Emily Hamlin, and his beloved aunt and uncle Frankie and Van Kersey. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 with Funeral Services starting at 3:00pm at the funeral home. Rev. Ed Hoard will officiate. Interment will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, GA, 770-914-8833, haistenfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Lynn Moss Kersey, daughter Katey and Craig Piper, grandchildren, Sadie, Emma, Ashley, Candace and Destiny and several great grandchildren. Sisters Karen Breedlove and Penny and Earl Spikes, Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve and Kathy Moss, Janet and Doug Stevens and Kathi and Jeff Coley. Nieces, Shelly and Cary Colwell, Whitney and McKenzie Spikes, Kim and Ken Graves, Travis and Susan Moss, Kylie Chappell, Mallory and Keith Wimpey, Maran and Klyde Kim, Laura and Douglas McRae and Brett and Daniel Crowe. Several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Beloved family, Eddie and Reba Kersey, Kyle, Amber, Micah and Noah Kersey, Pebbles and Glenn Smith, Dawn and John Richardson, Pat Hamlin, Melissa and Ashley Barnes, Chris Hamlin and Melody, Ed and Gigi Hoard and Shirley Kersey and numerous beloved cousins.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Kersey
  • Eddie Kersey
  • Charlie Rogers
  • Landon Colwell
  • Josh Colwell
  • Travis Moss
  • Chris Hamlin
  • Ashley Barnes

Services

  • Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service - Haisten Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Interment with Military Honors - Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Wednesday, April 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

James Leon Kersey

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Ed and Nancy Miller

April 13, 2019

He always made us laugh! We have retold his story many times about when a snake fell in their fishing boat, they shot the snake and then the boat sank! Thanks for the fun memories in years past!

Myra Maples Burks

April 10, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Charles & Linda Dickerson

April 10, 2019

You all are in our prayers. May God give you peace and shelter you in his arms in this time of sorrow.

Charles & Linda Dickerson

Barbara Crumbley

April 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's death. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of your family and will pray for God's comfort during this difficult time. Barbara Crumbley

Phil Hibbs

April 10, 2019

Martha, may God give you Peace of Heart in these sorrowful times..

Tracy Norton

April 9, 2019

Thinking of you and your family Martha during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you .

Candace Kersey Messer

April 8, 2019

Grandfather Granddaughter dance Thank you for that

Diane Armbrust

April 8, 2019

Martha, You and your family are in my deepest prayers. May you be comforted in your time of need.

Candace Messer

April 8, 2019

My wedding day he gave me away..... Thank you pepaw you will always be with us

Steve & Diane Boozer

April 8, 2019

Martha Steve and I are praying for you and family may God be with your family .

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Biography

Jimmy served proudly with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam and he retired after 38 years from Overnight Transportation and Henry County Board of Education after 10 years. Jimmy's hobbies and interests include the Georgia Bulldogs, NASCAR, and watching golf.