Mary Kunkel

October 15, 1924 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 95)


Mary Virginia Thornton Kunkel, age 95, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 1, 2020.   Mary was born on October 15, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia.; she was a daughter of George Moon & Willie Virginia Thornton and sweet sister to William Thornton of Dillard Georgia.

Funeral service will be 12PM, Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the Chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia with the family receiving friends from 10AM to 12PM at the funeral home. (Please practice social distancing.) Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs. Kunkel was an owner / operator of Frank Kunkel and Sons Jewelry, a member of Friendship Force, and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dawsonville, Georgia. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Frank Kunkel, Sr.   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Frank, Jr. and Lynn Kunkel, of Dawsonville, Georgia; brother Billy Thornton, of Bethlehem, Georgia; grandchildren Carmen and Clay Cunningham; Christi and Shawn Harris; Frank, III and Heather Kunkel; Carly and Josh Elrod; great grandchildren Cydney, Carter, Conner, Chandler, Caitlynn, Calee, Zack, and Kelsey.   This extraordinary woman was an absolute joy to everyone that crossed her path. She walked this earth filled with God’s grace. We all have peace in knowing that Mary (Mima) is with her our risen Lord.  Our lives are forever better because of this amazing woman.

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In Memory of Mary Kunkel

Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, Georgia 30046. 770-886-9899

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May 7, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

Funeral Service
May 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040

May 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
1680 Westview Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30534

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