JoAnn Kennedy

Cecil Whig - - & -

JoAnn Kennedy, 75, of Ris­ing Sun, MD, passed away on April 7, 2016. She was born on Feb. 22, 1941 in Jonesville, NC to the late Lu­cille (My­ers) Sex­ton.

JoAnn was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 194 Ladies Aux­il­iary. She worked at Calvert Manor Nurs­ing Home and Ce­cil County Pub­lic Schools as a cafe­te­ria worker. JoAnn en­joyed spend­ing time with her hus­band, chil­dren, and grand­chil­dren, as well as her fam­ily in NC. She will al­ways be re­mem­bered by her beau­ti­ful smile and putting oth­ers above her­self.

JoAnn is sur­vived by her hus­band, Don­ald (Buckwheat) Kennedy, of Ris­ing Sun; son, Charles Barry Kennedy and his wife, Linda, of Ris­ing Sun; daugh­ters: Donna Kennedy Cochran and her com­pan­ion, Chris Wig­gins, of Ris­ing Sun, and Teresa Kerchevale and her hus­band, Earl, of Ris­ing Sun; six grand­chil­dren: Shan­non Reed, Shawn Kennedy, Amanda Kerchevale, Joshua Kennedy, Sarah Kennedy and Travis Kerchevale; three great-grand­chil­dren: Syd­ney Strimel, Bent­ley Kennedy and Rae­lyn Kennedy; and her beloved dog, Abbey.

She is pre­ceded in death by her mother, Lu­cille Sex­ton; step-fa­ther, Char­lie Sex­ton; and grand­son, Christo­pher Michael Kennedy.

A cel­e­bra­tion of JoAnn’s life will be held on Wed­nes­day, April 13, 11 a.m. at R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Ris­ing Sun, MD 21911. A vis­i­ta­tion will be held be­fore the ser­vice, be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. as well as Tues­day, April 12, from 6-8 p.m., where friends and fam­ily are wel­come to at­tend. Burial will fol­low the ser­vice at Rose­bank Ceme­tery, 137 Brick Meet­ing­house Road, Ris­ing Sun, MD 21911.

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R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A.

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