Mrs. Jonny Lou Anderson Kealhofer passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at her residence in North Carrollton, at the age of 95.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021, at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Dr. Gary Roberson and Rev. Ed McDaniel will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Stanley “Sugar” Mullins, Kyle Adams, Gayland Cox, Ross Bankston, Jerry Beckwith and Larry McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Keith Rushing, her Sunday school class at Carrollton Baptist Church, and her caregiver, Pam Reagan.
Mrs. Kealhofer was born August 20, 1925 in Buncome County, North Carolina to John David and Laura Baines Cole. She was a retired nurse, serving in several different capacities including public health, public school, and surgical nursing. She was a member of Carrollton Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Cherokee Rose Garden Club.
She was the widow of the late John Terney Anderson and the late Donald G. “Pete” Kealhofer. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Terney Anderson, Jr.; stepson, Don Kealhofer; three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura Anderson Truitt (Frank) of Carrollton; son, Stephen C. Anderson (Lisa) of Carrollton; stepson, Charles Kealhofer of Madison; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or by mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at www.umc.edu or by mail to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital c/o The UMMC Fund, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.