Lorene Kerns

Lorene Kerns

Thursday, March 18th, 1920 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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Lorene Kerns, 99, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, on January 25, 2020. She was born to James and Chessie Basham, on March 18, 1920. Lorene was a devout member of First Christian Church for over 60 years, where she held a position as Deacon Emeritus. She was a hairdresser for 52 years, retiring in 1991. Lorene loved being a part of the Texas Rangers Women’s Club for 32 years. She drove stock cars in the 40s and early 50s in the north Texas area. She loved her church, sports, fishing, and family.

Lorene is preceded in death by, husband, Robert (Pops) Kerns; five brothers and sisters; father, James Edward Basham; mother, Chessie Webb. She is survived by, son, Edward “Buddy” L. Sissom of Irving, TX; daughter, Betti Gregory of Grapevine, TX; son, Charles (Aughany) King and wife Kendra of Denton, TX; sister, Nina Sanders of Abilene, TX; Grandchildren: Buddy Sissom Jr. of Irving, TX; Kimberly Sissom of Irving, TX; Greg Chappell and wife Kim of Van, TX; Jud Chappell and wife Jen of Nacogdoches, TX; Austin King and wife Kaley of Norman, OK; Skylar King and wife Anna of Norman, OK; Great Grandchildren: Dylan Sissom of Irving, TX; Cash Chappell of OK; Rylie Peterson and husband Zach of Lindale; Will Chappell of San Marcus; Andrew Chappell of Marshall; and her beloved bichon, Tator. As well as numerous family and friends who will miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers family asks donations to be made in Lorene’s name to First Christian Church 104 W. Grauwyler Rd. Irving TX, 75061. A visitation will be held between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at First Christian Church 104 W. Grauwyler Rd. Irving TX, 75061 with an internment to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens 1413 E. Irving Blvd. Irving TX, 75060.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
    707 N. MacArthur
    IRVING, TX 75061
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    First Christian Church
    104 W. Grauwyler
    IRVING, TX 75060
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  • Interment

    Oak Grove Memorial Gardens
    1413 E. Irving Blvd.
    IRVING, TX 75060
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Posted at 09:48am
God Bless you in your grief. Lorene was a wonderful woman. She will be missed. From Ken and Marja Bower, Klint Bower, Kade and Casey Bower & family
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Posted at 07:26pm
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Posted at 04:19pm
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Michelle Gillitzer

Posted at 02:39am
Ms. Lorene will always remain in our hearts as so much more than a neighbor but a truly cherished longtime friend. She has always welcomed both our sons into her home as if they were her own grandchildren, and even our cat and dogs as if they were her little pets' playdates. So glad we took recent photos to remember her twinkling kind eyes by; who knew things would turn so quickly. Going to really miss regular sharing of photos and entertaining stories, but most of all her big bear hugs. As a shining example of our savior's unconditional love, and always "doing for others", prayer is offered that her grace-filled soul now find eternal rest. May we each find a tall, cool glass of iced tea & chair waiting for us at Ms. Lorene's table at the banquet on the other side.

Patricia Sissom

Posted at 09:03pm
“Well done my good and faithful servant.” Your day in glory has come and I know you were well prepared to meet your Lord. Kimberly and I will miss you. You have always been a sweet mother-in-law and grandmother (mee maw). So glad you were in our lives. We will never forget you. Patricia and Kimberly Sissom

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