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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Brenda Bailey - Springfield, LA

“Mrs. Irene was an awesome, sweet lady that I was honored to call my Mother-in-law. Both She and Mr. Billie were always kind to me even after the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Nelson - Springfield, LA

“God Bless the Kennedy family. We spent many a times together. We love you all.May gOD give you peace and comfort. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: The Payne Family Payne - MI

“Such a sweet, kind lady who ministered to so many hurting people in her quiet way. She and Bro. Billie, both as individuals and as a team, were loved...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kathryn Martin - Ponchatoula, LA

“Keeping the family in our prayers and sending condolences from the Arnold R. Kennedy family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Alene Kennedy - Sringfield, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

Elizabeth Irene Kennedy, 85 years old of Springfield, Louisiana passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was born on January 7, 1936 to Melvin and Mary Richardson, in Springfield, Louisiana. Irene loved sharing her life with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved to cook, try new recipes, tending to her flowers, red velvet cake and Dairy Queen ice cream.

Irene is survived by five children: Donna (Phyllis Picard-Staton) Kennedy, Mark Kennedy, Brenda (Rick) Thielen, James Kennedy, Dan (Amy) Kennedy, her grandchildren Clint McCann, Craig, Amanda, Jesse Kennedy, Rebecca Mueller, Stacey Thielen, Damon Kennedy, Veronica Vaclavicek, Chloe Kennedy, Andrew and Joshua Kennedy and 8 great grandchildren. Also, survived by son in law, Tom McCann, two sisters, Ophelia Fray and Bea Simon, one brother Douglas Richardson and numerous nieces and nephews. 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.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Mary (Bazille) Richardson, husband of 63 years Pastor Billie Kennedy, oldest daughter Laurie McCann, and two sisters Betty Bauerle and Lorraine Lard.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, with Pastor Dan Landry officiating.

Interment will follow at Carter Cemetery in Springfield, Louisiana.

Face masks are mandatory to attend any visitation or service and we ask that you maintain a respectful distance with the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Blood River Church of God Youth Building Fund in memory of Irene Kennedy to 23595 Blood River Rd., Springfield, LA 79462.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula.

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Carter Cemetery

Carter Cemetery Road Springfield, LA 70462