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Laneice Kennedy

June 27, 1952 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Laneice Kennedy Obituary

Laneice Luckett Kennedy was born June 27, 1952, to the late Deacon R.J. and Mrs. Edder Lee Ealy Luckett in Leake County. She joined Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful member throughout her life. She served in many capacities to include Church Secretary and BTU President. She attended Murphy High and was a 1970 graduate of the first integrated class of South Leake High School. She also attended East Central Community College. She earned certifications as a Mississippi Childcare Center Director, Instructor for the Lone Pilgrim District Congress of Christian Education, and Dean by the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. She united in Holy Matrimony to Johnny Howard Kennedy on her eighteenth birthday, June 27, 1970.

Laneice was an avid seamstress, she could make or fix just about anything. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She loved her family and friends dearly. She had a personality that can only be explained by the many memories and stories that have been expressed. To know her was to love her, as she was always pouring into others.

A devoted wife, she leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of fifty-three years, John Kennedy, two daughters, Lucretia (Michael) Williams and Charita (Avery) York; five grandchildren, Zachary (Myia) Williams, Brandon Williams, Jaylah Kennedy, Austin Butler, and Reagan Butler. She also leaves to cherish her memories, two sisters, Sillar Whittington and Glenda Perry; two brothers-in-law J.C. Beamon and Leroy Edmond; one sister-in-law, Laverne Luckett; three special "buddies" Vernetta Barton, Carolyn Stewart, and Jackie Ward, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Her brothers, Q. Ellis Ealy, Eddie C. Luckett, great-granddaughter, Addisyn Clark, and special sister-in-law, Shelby Beamon preceded her in death.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2024

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Whitehead Funeral Services
600 Old Canton Rd.
Carthage, MS 39051

Celebration of Life
Saturday
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Bethlehem MB Church
638 Hwy 487W
Lena, MS 39094

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