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Sister Jennifer Kennedy, daughter of the late Shirley Ann Kennedy, was born on July 22, 1967 in Gaston County and departed this life on Tuesday; January 30, 2018 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC.

Jennifer went to Gaston Skills for forty-four years and graduated from Webb Street.  At Gaston Skills, she loved the day program and she enjoyed working in the workshop.  She would begin her mornings early, preparing herself for her job at Gaston Skills.  She never wanted to miss a day on her job. There, she had many friends as well as co-workers.

Sister Jennifer Kennedy’s name was put on the House of Prayer roll at birth and she worked faithfully until the end.  She was a member of the Jr. Queens Board and enjoyed being a part of all their programs.  She loved praising God and testifying about his goodness.  You would find her in the testimony line and on her feet clapping her hands in praise.  She would greet you with a smile, a big hug, and tell you, I love you, all the time.

In addition to her mother, Jennifer was preceded in death by her three brothers: Charles Kennedy, Roger Eugene Kennedy and Terrance Kennedy.

She is survived by four sisters: her loving caregiver: Janice Kennedy, Lenora Kennedy of Gastonia, NC, Sandra Thompson (David) and Michelle Brown of Dallas, NC; three brothers: John P. Kennedy of Gastonia, NC, Parrish Brown of Dallas, NC and Prentis Brown of Lincolnton, NC.  She is also survived by one sister-in-law: Teresa Kennedy of Dallas, NC; four aunts: Hattie Brown, Mary Watson of Dallas, NC, Mary Brown (John) and Costella Kennedy of Gastonia, NC; four uncles: John Brown (Mary), and Donnell Kennedy of Gastonia, NC, Arthur Brown of Dallas, NC and Willie Kennedy (Debra) of Charlotte, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral: Tuesday; February 6, 2018: 7:30 p.m.; United House of Prayer for All People-1208 N. York Street, Gastonia

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church

Interment: Wednesday; February 7, 2018; 12 noon; Kelly's Chapel Cemetery, Bessemer City
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  • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Jennifer i will miss that beautiful smile and hugs of life. I will hold on to the many memories I have in my heart 💜 love you not good bye just till we meet again 😘😇
    ~ Brandie Meeks   Gastonia, NC
  • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    we're so sorry to hear about your loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    Truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with, even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. God promises that there will be a resurrection of our dead love ones. (John 5:28,29)
    ~ Lisa L