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Yvonne Kennedy

July 30, 1939 April 11, 2018
Yvonne Kennedy
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Yvonne L. Kennedy was born July 30, 1939 in Mt. Airy, LA to William Leon and Olivia Margret Madden. On April 11, 2018, she quietly departed this life in Ocean Springs, MS.

Yvonne accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and later joined St. James Baptist Church of Gulfport, MS. She was a dutiful member, and everyone considered her a mother of the church, serving as, youth department matron, pastor’s support, decoration coordinator, choir member and a vital part of the churches restoration and remodeling efforts.

She attended Thirty-Third High School in Gulfport, MS and continued her education at Chicago University receiving her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education. She worked and retired from the CBC Naval Battalion Child Development Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kennedy; her mother and father, William Leon and Olivia Margret Madden; and two sisters, Eloise “Snookie” Gay and Bobbie Bolton;
and brother-in-law, Curtis Knight, Sr.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted daughter, Tawana (Luther) Banks; two grandsons, A1C Luther O. Banks, IV, Beale Air Force Base; California, and Tyler Banks; a great-grandson, Messiah H. Banks; two sisters, Marguerite Knight and Robbie Madden; a brother, Willie Madden, Jr., all of Gulfport, MS; a special friend, Melvia (Willie) Warfield, of Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The care of Mrs. Yvonne Kennedy has been entrusted to RICHMOND-AUGUST FUNERAL HOME. Inquiries: 228-436-6722.

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Visitation

Saturday

14

Apr

10:00 AM 4/14/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. James Baptist Church

604 25th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501

St. James Baptist Church
604 25th Street Gulfport 39501 MS
United States

Service

Saturday

14

Apr

11:00 AM 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. James Baptist Church

604 25th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501

St. James Baptist Church
604 25th Street Gulfport 39501 MS
United States

Committal

Saturday

14

Apr

1:00 PM 4/14/2018 1:00:00 PM
Floral Hills Cemetery

8830 Lorraine Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

Floral Hills Cemetery
8830 Lorraine Road Gulfport 39503 MS
United States

Repass

Saturday

14

Apr

2:00 PM 4/14/2018 2:00:00 PM
Morning Star Baptist Church

2050 Thornton Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501

Morning Star Baptist Church
2050 Thornton Avenue Gulfport 39501 MS
United States
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