Lynne Middlebrooks Kernaghan
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
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Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA
Lynne Middlebrooks Kernaghan
September 24, 1944 - September 15, 2021
Macon, Georgia - Lynne Middlebrooks Kernaghan, age 76, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Atrium Navicent Hospital. A lifelong resident of Macon, Lynne lived a life of love, laughter, and courage. A devout Christian, Lynne loved the Lord and was always actively striving to understand the Word and deepen her own faith. She was active in several churches and bible studies, a member of the Jr. League of Macon, and of Leadership Georgia. An accomplished vocalist, Lynne was a featured soloist in the Macon Civic Club musical reviews which raises thousands of dollars every year for Middle Georgia charities.
For the past two decades, until her recent retirement, Lynne was the Director of Georgia Health Decisions, an organization designed to reflect the voices of the people of Georgia regarding health care issues. She was instrumental in the creation of the Georgia Coalition for Health, which later led the way for the foundation of the Georgia Health Policy Center. She was perhaps most proud of their work to create the Critical Conditions Planning Guide to help Georgians talk to their loved ones about communicating their wishes at end of life.
Her spirit for adventure was always at the forefront of her life. Along with two of her closest friends, they created the musical trio, The Girlfriends. For over a decade, the Girlfriends traveled the Southeast to sing and perform at weddings, reunions, conventions, and for charitable causes. Her desire for perfection was the brand of their performances and she was always ready for one more encore! The week after 9/11, Lynne drove to New York City to volunteer in the recovery efforts for the victims of the terrorist attacks. She felt a calling to be there; her persistence to follow her heart was one of her strongest gifts.
When asked about his favorite memory of his mom, her son, Charlie simply said, "Listening to her sing hymns and rock and roll." What a perfect description of the life she loved.
Lynne is preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley, and survived by her husband, Gene, son Charlie, brothers, Henry Middlebrooks (Shirley) and Sid Middlebrooks (Susan), several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Abby.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the St. Jude's Children Hospital or Samaritan's Purse which provides emergency relief to U.S victims of natural disasters.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart's at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.


Published by The Telegraph on Sep. 19, 2021.
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I was so very saddened to hear of Lynne's death. She was such a fun-loving person, interested in learning anything new, and vigorous in her pursuits within her church and community. I was privileged to have been her primary care provider for the past few years. What a great lady she was! Please know that I will be praying for Mr. Gene and her family during this time of loss.
Dr. Patti Hill, FNP-C
Other
September 23, 2021
I saw Lynne a few weeks ago and she was her usual happy, jovial person who made you feel like you were loved by her and important. She asked for my email address so that we could keep n touch more frequently. We shared some things close to our hearts and prayed together that day. She was a beautiful and kind lady who will be sorely missed.
Edith Schwartz
Friend
September 22, 2021
I am so sorry. I can hear her laugh as I write this. She was a blessing to so many, especially her loving family.
Karen Kitchens
Friend
September 20, 2021
Gene and Charlie, you both have my deepest sympathy and love at this sad time. I'll always remember Lynne as one of the loveliest young women I've ever known. My condolences to both of you. Carolyn
Carolyn Kennedy Dominy
Work
September 20, 2021
Gene we are so sorry for your loss of Lynne my Len and I so enjoyed her friendship. Love and prayers to your family.
September 20, 2021
God blessed me for knowing Lynne because to know her was to love her. She is with Ashley and they are so very happy. Lynne will always have a special place in my heart . Rest In Peace my friend!!!!
Freida Balkcom
September 19, 2021
Gene, I am so sorry for your loss.
Derry Burns
Friend
September 19, 2021
Our prayers go out to the family.
George and Sandra Thistlewood
September 19, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Lynne always made one feel loved and special. My condolences to all the family at this time of great sorrow. Peace and comfort be with you.
Sambo Jones
Friend
September 18, 2021
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