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“You and your family remain in our prayers. May you always be in HIS care. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Janette Roulston Hospice In His Care - LA

“Our thoughts and love go out to you, and those around you, in hope of providing comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Christina & Natalie Newgebaver-Bourque - LA

“Donna, our prayers for your family. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ray Blanchard - Lafayette

“Billie, you and Irene will always be in my heart and my memories for the many kindnesses you showed to me and my two boys, John Maryman & James...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Virginia Jennings - Springfield, LA

“I met Pastor Kennedy in his capacity at H McKneely yrs ago when I was to speak at the funeral service of my dearly loved "Uncle," W E 'Willy' Poche'....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Wally McWhirter - Flora, MS

“Donna and PhyllisWe send our condolences to you both.Donna the lost of a father is beyond words and we certainly will missour family visiting time...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: FLoyd and Nola Picard - NewIberia, LA

“Great Friend; Great Christian; Great man! Thank you Lord for the life lived well by Brother Billy. He will be dearly missed and loved for forever! ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bart Kennedy - Baton Rouge, LA

“Much Love ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rene Ferrant Martin - Ponchatoula, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Nanette Lebouef - Abbeville, LA

“Donna and Phyllis, I'm saddened for you both by the loss of your Dad and pray God blesses you with faith and strength in the coming days. May your...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Blanche Aguilar - Abbeville, LA

“Peace is with himHe is HOMEI thoughtHow simpleHow fittingMy prayers are with youthat you too may be at peace.You now carry him in your hearts ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Marlene Lucas - Lafayette, LA

“I did no him know him well, but all I knew was good. We had some great conversations and I treasure his friendliness. May God bless you in his...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Craig Wagganer - St. Louis, MO

“Our hearts and prayers are with each of you !! Brother Billy was such a great Man and always treated everyone as if they were the best of friends. He...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Phyllis Smith - Springfield, LA

“Donna and Phyllis so sorry to learn of your dad's passing please know that I'm thinking of you and praying for your peace and hope you think about...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Coco Montgomery - Nashville, TN

“Oh my goodness so sorry for your loss. I used to visit with brother Billy quite often at the funeral home. Our prayers lare with you. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

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Pastor Billie Ray Kennedy, 84 years old of Springfield, Louisiana passed peacefully away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 21, 1934 to Jess and Allie Kennedy, in Springfield, Louisiana. Bro. Billie loved sharing the Gospel with people as well as hunting, fishing and gardening.

Pastor Billie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene Richardson Kennedy, six children: Laurie (Tom) McCann; Donna (Phyllis Picard-Staton) Kennedy, Mark (Kim Portier) Kennedy, Brenda (Rick) Thielen, James (Jackie) Kennedy, Dan (Amy) Kennedy, his grandchildren Clint McCann, Craig, Amanda, Jesse Kennedy, Kourtney Decota, Rebecca Mueller, Stacey Thielen, Damon Kennedy, Veronica Vaclavicek, Chloe Kennedy, Andrew and Joshua Kennedy and 7 great grandchildren. Billie and Irene never met anyone who they did not consider family. They have an extended family of many children which they kept through the years.

Pastor Billie is preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Allie Kennedy, two brothers J.C. and Tommy Kennedy and one sister, Shirley Coon.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the Springfield community for all the love, prayers and food provided. We are also grateful for the compassion of Hospice In His Care.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Blood River Church of God Youth Building Fund in memory of Pastor Billie Kennedy to 23595 Blood River Rd., Springfield, LA 70462.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Ponchatoula. Visitation will also be at the Blood River Church of God, on Thursday from 9:00a.m.until services.
Services will be held at The Blood River Church of God on Thursday at 11:00a.m. Thursday with Rev. John Wincepaw officiating.

Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery.

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