Emagene “Genie” Kennan Honerkamp, formerly of Fayetteville, died in Singapore on 24 April 2022 after a struggle with dementia.
She was a joyful, fun-loving grandmother who dearly loved her family and friends. She will be remembered for her kind and gracious southern manners, dry sense of humor, and deep love for her family.
Born 25 September 1943 to Robert and Minnie Smith Kennan in Raleigh, North Carolina, Genie grew up in Edenton and graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA. She moved to Atlanta in 1970 to work for Delta Air Lines and married her husband Marion in 1971. She was a regular volunteer at Fayette County High School and Boy Scout Troop 72.
After retiring from Delta in 2008, Genie enjoyed traveling through Europe and Asia, visiting Italy, France, Spain, UAE, Oman, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and China with family and friends.
Genie is survived by her son, Robert (Heather) of Singapore and beloved granddaughters, Gemma and Sophie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Minnie Smith Kennan, brothers George and Robert, and her husband of 39 years, Marion.
Family visitation Monday 13 June from 6-8 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Stockbridge GA. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Private interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (800) 272-3900. To further honor her memory, please enjoy a special meal with your family and toast with a margarita in memory of Genie!