Joan Snowden Kennerty

  • Born: February 1, 1927
  • Died: January 10, 2019
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Joan Snowden Kennerty, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of William Charles Kennerty, Jr. entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 10, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Friday, January 25, 2019 in Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road at 11:00 a.m. A reception celebrating her life will be held after the service in Gilchrist Hall. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5-7 p.m.

Joan was born February 1, 1927 in Indiantown, SC, daughter of the late Clarence Paisley Snowden, Sr. and Delillion Bartell Snowden. She graduated from Columbia College, with a degree in Home Economics, and retired after 25 years of teaching with Charleston County School District. She was a real estate agent and a partner in Kennerty Development. Joan was a member of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church where she served on the Vestry, Altar Guild, and ran the annual Tea Room and Gift Shop for over 50 years. Joan was unselfish with her energy and resources. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family and serving her church. She loved sewing, cooking, flower and vegetable gardening, and entertaining. Joan shared her talents with those who knew her.

Joan was married to William on June 6, 1956, and they lived in their beautiful home on the Ashley River all their married life. She was a member of Columbia College Alumni Association and embraced William's love of Clemson University.

She is survived by her two children: Joseph S. Tyson (Sally) of Savannah, GA and Joan K. Doran (Jeff) of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren: Joseph S. Tyson, Jr. of Savannah, GA and William A. Ray of Charleston, SC; one great grandson, Kelton M. Tyson of AL; and brother, Charles Hampton Snowden, Sr. (Dorothy Lee) of Indiantown, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The William and Joan Kennerty Endowed Nursing Scholarship c/o The Clemson Foundation, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633-1889 or Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414.


Condolence & Memory Journal

January 23, 2019

Dear Kennerty Family,

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Kennerty and wish to express my most sincere sorrow to your entire family. The loss of a loved one creates a void that can never be filled. It is my hope that your faith will give you strength and that your family and friends will provide comfort during this difficult time.

My thoughts and sympathy are with you, and I hope your wonderful memories sustain your family in the days to come.

With most sincere condolences,

Sandy Senn
SC Senate District 41


Posted by A friend   January 23, 2019

My son William wanted to let everyone know how wonderful a person GaGa was to him.His grandmother included William at all family functions especially at Christmas Eve. She loved William and William loved her. My son got so excited when he was going to visit his grandmother. His legs would start shaking profusely that others thought he was having a seizure.GaGa always wanted William to be well taken care of. She would make all of his lunches for him while he attended school. She would make her famous sausage casserole, chicken pot pies, and William's favorite mac and cheese. GaGa fed William like a king and made sure he was well nurished.William's grandmother loved all her family and her church.God is love and William's grandmother was a loving person. We will all miss you GaGa and William said he will see you again in heaven. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Love you always GaGa your grandson William Authur Ray

Posted by William Ray - Charleston, SC - Grandchild   January 22, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear love one may God give you strength to endure this most difficult time of your life. Please find comfort in John 6:40

Posted by - Newark, DE   January 22, 2019

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