Mary Kellie Lawhorne Landoll

Mary Kellie Lawhorne Landoll, 57, of Blackshear, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 27, 2019, at her residence. 

She was born in Atlanta December 12, 1961, to James E. Lawhorne Sr. and Mary Frances Williamson Knowlton.  She had lived in Florida for many years before moving to Pierce County 15 years ago. She owned and operated a cheese cake business with her ex-husband before beginning work in the customer service field with several companies. She was a kind hearted person who was a cherished daughter, sister, aunt and dear friend to many. She loved all things outdoors but she especially loved all animals.  She enjoyed working on puzzles, snow skiing, listening to music, writing stories or poems and drawing. She loved life to the fullest and was always willing to help anyone when she could.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, James E. “Jay” Lawhorne Jr. and her step-father, Clifford Jerald “Jerry” Knowlton, Sr.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Frances Knowlton, Blackshear; sister, Anna Mangum, Blackshear; brothers, Jeff (Danna) Knowlton, Brunswick and Cliff (Leah) Knowlton Jr., Douglas and Jason (Jessica) Knowlton, Ft. Benning;  special nieces, Janna Peebles and Brandi Wilkins; her ex-husband, Steve Landoll and a number of other nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, May 1), at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ware County Animal Services, 3030 Brown Drive, Waycross, GA 31503 or Okefenokee Humane Society 1501 Blackwell Street, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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