Emma Walker  Keenan
Emma Walker Keenan

November 4, 1926 - March 20, 2019
Born in Waycross, Georgia
Resided in Waycross, Georgia
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Emma Walker Keenan, 92, died early Wednesday morning (March 20, 2019) at Harborview Satilla Nursing Home following a brief illness.

She was a native of Waycross, the daughter of the late Sidney Percy Walker, Sr and Lola Florence Wright Walker but was raised by her aunt Stella Salisbury. She was the wife of the late Vernon Mack Keenan, Sr, and was also preceded in death by two brothers Sidney Percy Walker, Jr and Lawrence Walker.

Mrs. Keenan was a graduate of Waycross High School and earned her Registered Nurse Degree from Candler Hospital in Savannah and served with the United States Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

She was a long-time member of Brooks United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 45 years, and was active the Busy Bees Sewing Club and all areas of church activities and held many church offices. She was a former member of the Wacona Homemaker’s Club, and was a volunteer with Concerted Services in the Adult Day Rehab for many years, and volunteered at Riverside Nursing Home (now Harborview Satilla) where she provided birthday parties for the residents. She had also been active in many civic clubs during her lifetime. She loved crafts, sewing, and cooking. She also authored a cookbook for heart and kidney disease diets.

Survivors include five children, Rebecca “Becky” Lucas (husband Donnie) of Temple, TX, Vernon M. Keenan, Jr. (wife Joan) of Ball Ground, GA, Stella Dial (husband Ricky) of Waycross, Sidney Keenan ( wife Diane) of Jacksonville, FL, and Lawrence Keenan (wife Gina) of Keystone Heights, FL; seven grandchildren, Wendy Lucas of Troy TX, Casey Lucas of Sugarland TX, Vernon “Mack” Keenan III of Kingsland, GA, Richard Dial of Waycross, Jackson Keenan of Atlanta, GA, Ralph Morgan of Jacksonville, FL, and Chris Morgan of Jacksonville, FL; eleven great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Brooks United Methodist Church, 400 Pinehurst Drive, Waycross, GA 31501.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday (March 23, 2019) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Saturday at Music Funeral Home.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Saturday, March 23, 2019
11:00 AM