Grace Kennerly Raby, 95, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 11, 1927 in Mooresville to the late James and Polly Lowe Kennerly.

Mrs. Raby was retired from Margaret’s Beauty Shop and for many years was a member of the Adah Chapter #258 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Mooresville, where she was a member of the Ruby Robinson Sunday School Class. She loved gardening, walking, and helping her husband, T.C., with his many projects.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T.C. Raby; son, Tommy Raby; sister, Sarah Stewart; and brother, Robert Kennerly.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Childers and husband Mike; grandchildren, Jennifer Childers, Eric Childers and wife Elise, and Amy Rierson and husband Charlie; and great grandchildren, Madelyn, Ada, Rhett, Emily, Piper, and Pierce.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall with a service following at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Ross O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 214 N. Academy Street, Mooresville, NC 28115 or Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Raby. Condolences may be made to the family at

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