Verdia Mae Taylor Kennedy, 81, the widow of Joseph Commander Kennedy,  went home to be with the Lord, Friday, January 3, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Kennedy was born the daughter of Dillard Taylor and Mallie Lawson Taylor on February 19, 1932 in Harlan, KY.  She attended the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She committed her life to acts of selfless giving and prayer for her family; and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished title Beloved Mother.

She leaves behind:  two children, Samuel Joseph (Jane) Kennedy and Mark Leonard (Debbie) Kennedy; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  She also leaves behind:  a son-in-law, Wayne Bratcher; and a sister, Willa Jean (Norman) Lambert. 

She was predeceased by:  her parents; her husband; a daughter, Klata K. Bratcher; three sons, Jesse James Kennedy II, Barry Kennedy, and Odell Commander Kennedy; three brothers, Bill Taylor, Ben Taylor and Jay Taylor; and two sisters, Martha Belcher and Lucy Belcher.

A Going Home Celebration will be 2 PM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Interment will follow in the Lambert Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Sunday evening, January 5, 2014 in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kennedy family

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