Ann Smith Kennedy

Ann Smith Kennedy

June 25, 83,

Ann Smith Kennedy, 83, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

Ann was born in Wayne County on February 14, 1937 to the late Perry and Pearl Faircloth Smith. She was married for 63 years to Ashley Kennedy. Ann worked many years as a bookkeeper. She was a long distance team truck driver with her husband for eleven years. Ann retired from J.C. Penny in Goldsboro. Above all, Ann will be remembered by her family as the most loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ann was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church and the Ambassador Sunday School class.

A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Barry Williamson officiating. The family will greet friends Saturday immediately following the service and other times at her home. Interment will be Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Ann is survived by her husband, Ashley Kennedy; son, Gregory Kennedy and wife Amanda of Pulaski, NY; grandchildren, Shaun Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy, Colby Kennedy, and Shane Kennedy; and great-grandchildren, Madison Kennedy, Londyn Kennedy, Charlotte Kennedy, Margaret Ann Kennedy and Liam Kennedy. She is also survived by her sister, Bertha Wolfskiel of Goldsboro and brother, William E. Smith and wife Clara of Kinston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony “Tony” Kennedy.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to Stoney Creek O.F.W.B. Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

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