Donnia "Granny" Jean Kennedy Hanna, 89, of Belle Chasse, LA formerly of Diamondhead, MS passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in New Orleans, LA.
Donnia loved to play Golf and could do it all day long. She loved playing bridge and going to the Casino, but her greatest love was to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was the most important part of her life.
Donnia was born in Groesbeck, TX on September 5, 1933. She moved to Monaha, TX where she attended and graduated from Monahans High School where she played volleyball and was a cheerleader. She met the love of her life and they were married on September 12, 1953. She moved to Buras, LA where she raised her children. She worked at Popichs Offshore Shipyard and retired in Diamondhead, MS.
She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Hanna; parents, Henry and Autis Kennedy; grandson, Travis S. Hanna and sister-in-law, Sydney Kennedy.
She is survived by her son, Holt Hanna (Bridget); daughter, Gail Fischtziur (Jeff); brother, James Kennedy; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Fischtziur, Jr., Corey Fischtziur (Jessica), Aaron Fischtziur (Brittany), Michael Hanna (Kayla), Wanda Hanna, Hanna Fischtziur (Pablo) and William Hanna; ten great-grandchildren, Marley Fischtziar, Everett Whitney, Michael Hanna, Travis H. Hanna, Jade Fischtziur, Weldon Hanna, Sophia Fischtziur, Skylar Hanna, Logan Fischtziur and Landon Fischtziur and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Children's Hospital New Orleans: 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m.
Interment to follow at Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery & Mausoleum in Bay St. Louis, MS.