Michael A. Kennedy

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, Michael was called home to be with the Lord.

Visitation: 6 to 8:00p.m., Friday, October 19, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral services: 1:00p.m., Saturday, October 20, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Michael Anthony Kennedy was born on January 17, 1959 in Hill County to the late Rufus Lee and Algrie Powell Kennedy. He was baptized at an early age at First Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Waco, TX.

He attended Waco schools and graduated from Jefferson Moore High School in Waco, TX where he was a very competitive athlete in football and basketball. He started working at a very young age in the fast food industry. After graduation from high school, he was employed by Central Freight Lines in Waco, TX for 23+ years as a dock worker. He also worked at M & M Mars as a security guard. He then became a truck driver for Yellow Freight until his health began to decline. He was a faithful member of Greater Love IME where he acknowledged his call to the ministry. Michael was ordained by the late Pastor Johnetta Chatman. He received his Pastoral Appointment at the Annual Conference in August 2013. He served as a minister at Greater Love IME under the leadership of Pastor Chatman until her demise. He then served as the Senior Pastor of Greater Love IME until he was called home to glory.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Algrie Kennedy; two sisters: Mary Ann Spratt, Ella Marie Lyons and one step sister; Mary Kennedy.  He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Katherine Kennedy; one daughter, Chandre’ Kennedy of Houston, TX and three sons, Montrae Kennedy of Waco, TX, Michael Kennedy, Jr. (Stephanie) of Dallas, TX, and Julius Kennedy of Waco, TX. He is also survived by one brother: Rufus Kennedy (Debbie) of Tacoma, WA; two sisters: Margaret Moreland of Chicago, IL; Vanessa Leonard (Ronnie) of Waco, TX and three step sisters: Donna Robertson (Joe) of Hillsboro, TX, Aterna Buhl (Samuel) of Odessa, TX and Virginia Bales (Vamman) of Ft. Worth, TX, 6 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Albert Gene and Helen Mayes Bell :

    To The Michael Kennedy Family:

    We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Our heavenly father has promised that he will destroy the enemy “death” and, He will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth. For Jehovah himself has spoken it.” Isaiah 25:8

  2. To my family,
    We pray togetger and that is how we stay together. I love you all. As we continue to keep our heads up, we look unto the hills from whence cometh our help. All of our help comes from God. Knowing that another jewel has went home to glory, we’ll celebrate a life of leadership, fellowship and most of all love!

  3. God’s love is with the faithful person, even in tragedy and in death. Therefore take encouragement amidst these difficult times and moments of sadness; knowing God’s love is with our dear Michael and even with us today and forever more; as long as we remain in faith to our True and Living, Faithful beyond this word’s definition, Powerful beyond any human comprehension, and yes His love is and shall forever be displayed even right at this moment. We offer Scripture background: Romans 8:38-39:

    “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

    We love each of you, our dear family and more importantly are prayer that our Father will fill ever emptiness with His presence; as He promised He would; in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

    Love you all,
    The Gary L. Wilson Family in the Houston Area
    “Be Not Dismayed Whatever Betide God Will Take Care of You,” we are living witnesses.

  4. I was very sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. I had the privilege of working with Michael at Central Freight Lines for many years. He was always in a good mood and had a smile on his face even though the work was at times overwhelming. I am a better person because of Michael’s influence. His family should be very proud of the legacy that he leaves.

    Randy Cox
    Seattle, WA

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