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Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Columbia for Jacquelyn Walton Kennington, 82 of Columbia, who passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at her residence. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

A native of Albany, Georgia, Jacquelyn was an interior designer whose career spanned from Jackson to Grenada and Starkville, where she retired having worked many years designing interiors for the Sunburst Banking System, now Regions Bank. Jacquelyn was called “Mom” and loved by young men and women from all over the world. She and Warnie opened their home to many for meals, lodging, hugs, or just to talk. Many still kept in touch with her even though Alzheimer’s had taken away her memory. She was just as devoted to her family, especially her husband, Warnie, who predeceased her.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Warnie Crawford Kennington, Jr.; and Parents, Bernard and Ophelia Griffin Walton.

She is survived by two Daughters, Leigh Berry (Jeff), of Columbia, Hallie Kennington, of Canton; two Brothers-in-law, Roy Kennington (Martie), of Atlanta, Georgia, Bruce Kennington (Carolyn), of Ocean City, Maryland; three Sisters-in-law, Hallie Hull (C.G.), of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Fredda Kennington, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, and Sabra Kennington, of Allentown, PA; two Grandchildren, Ford Thomas, of Canton, and Tyler Berry (fiancé, Katie),of Columbia; two Foster Grandchildren, “Little Bit” and Eli; Caregivers, Martha Hill and Denae Hammond; and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the “Christmas for Kids” program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, 107 Walter Payton Drive #124, Columbia, MS 39429.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Jacquelyn Kennington
July 27, 1936 - May 13, 2019





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