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Grace Moore Kinnebrew

September 18, 1919 — December 25, 2023

Grace Moore Kinnebrew

The celebration of Grace Moore Kinnebrew continues at First Methodist Church, 500 Common St., Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. in the main Sanctuary.  There will be a visitation prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. also in the main Sanctuary.

Grace entered Heaven on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2023, at the age of 104. Grace was the oldest member of First Methodist Church.

            Grace was born on September 18, 1919 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Pauline and Andrew Given Tobias Moore.  She was the youngest of seven children and was often referred to as “Baby” by family and friends all of her life.

Growing up in New Orleans, Grace attended Sophie Newcomb College and met Lee Kinnebrew, Jr. attending Tulane University where he graduated, and they started a lifelong love and ultimately creating an enduring family legacy.

Grace and Lee married on January 30, 1943.  Most of their married life was spent in Shreveport, raising their five children.  Their home was a wonderful inviting place to visit.  It was filled with laughter, love, platters of fried chicken, hamburgers, potato salad and lemon meringue pie for all of the family and friends playing backyard games. She was also famous for her original “Mrs. K’s Mayonnaise.”

            Grace was so very talented.  She founded an advertising agency, had a radio show, and worked side by side with Lee in Kinnebrew Energy Group.  Grace was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and she loved being a Cub Scout leader.  Lee and Grace enjoyed houseboating on their first boat, the “Lee Baby,” and on their ultimate boat, the “Serious Fun!”

            Grace loved the life the Lord gave her and loved her family and friends exceptionally.  She embraced innovation, was always learning and always reading especially her beloved Bible.  At age 98 she took her first official art lesson.  Later, in her 99th year, Grace went on to write, illustrate and publish her first book, The Adventures of 3.  A wonderful book about God’s many gifts of love and beauty found right in your own back yards.  

            If you have read this far, you have truly known her.  Grace lived on the sunrise side of the mountain and always saw the excitement that each new day had to offer.  Grace’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends will treasure the happy, happy times spent with her. 

            Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her six siblings; her husband of 53 years, Lee Kinnebrew and a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Kate Kinnebrew.

She is survived by five children, Lee Kinnebrew III, “Chips” and wife, Myra Strong Kinnebrew, Kathy Kinnebrew Hostetler and husband, Milton Charles Hostetler, Toby Kinnebrew, Jim Kinnebrew and wife, Nancy Derbes Kinnebrew, and John Kinnebrew and wife, Linda Wibker Kinnebrew.

Grace is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Lee Kinnebrew IV and wife, Jennifer Crawford Kinnebrew, Kristopher Kinnebrew and wife, Sara Townsend Kinnebrew, Myra Beth Kinnebrew Steinkamp and husband, Andrew Michael Steinkamp, Lee Richmond Charley, Leigh Allison Charley-Geissler and wife, Sabina Ruth Geissler, Kimberly Reagan Kinnebrew Smith and husband, Roland Wayne Smith II, Trenton Jack Kinnebrew and wife, Jennifer Ann Kinnebrew, James Ryan Kinnebrew and wife, Samantha Jo Cabla Kinnebrew, Natalie Jane Kinnebrew Merkord and husband, Spencer Ryan Merkord, Lindsey Lee Kinnebrew Oglesby and husband, Tyler James Oglesby, Katie Lyn Kinnebrew Schmidt and husband, Robert Peter Schmidt, Andrew Roland Kinnebrew and wife, Bonnie Jean Kinnebrew along with Grace’s twenty-six great-grandchildren, Jensen Elise Kinnebrew, Lee Kinnebrew V, Peyton Cole Kinnebrew, Avery Kate Kinnebrew, Michael Tobias Steinkamp, Annalynn Chrystene Steinkamp, Myragrace Emilia Steinkamp, Phoebe Luise Katharine Geissler, Reagan Elizabeth Smith, Abby Grace Smith, Alexis Claire Smith, Dean Carter Kinnebrew, Violet Grace Kinnebrew, Sadie Jo Kinnebrew, Jim Robert Kinnebrew, Thomas Ryan Kinnebrew, Hudson Ryan Merkord, John August Merkord, Nathan Lee Merkord, Caroline Grace Oglesby, Luke James Oglesby, Emily Jane Oglesby, Ted Tyler Oglesby, Robert Henry Schmidt and Claire Evelyn Schmidt, and 27th great-grandchild arriving this February, 2024.   

             Grace was known by many names . . .Baby, Mom, Grace, Grandmommie, Gigi, Auntie Baby.  Most importantly, she always knew she was greatly loved.

             The family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the Angel Caregivers: Carolyn Davis, Rosalyn Mitchell, Madeleyne Campo, Lorraine Williams, Kimberly Greer and Eartha Garner for their over-the-top AMAZING care given to our Mom.

 

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or First Methodist Church, 500 Common Street, Shreveport, LA  71101.

 

      

Grandmommie speaking to her family,

 “God is Good

All the Time!

 God is Good.”

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 20, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

500 Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

500 Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101

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