May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I can't believe that it's been a year. Tear still flow when I think of all the times you encouraged me while I was battling cancer. You told me to trust God for my healing. It has been 12 years and I continue to Thank God for my healing. Thanks for being that Big brother. I love you and it will always be a void in my life. But I know that I will see you again.
June 14th, we laid you to rest. It was just the shell, for the spirit had already went to the Creator. I continuously bless God that He allowed you to be in my life. I'm walking in my healing! I love you and miss you! Happy Father's Day my oldest brother! ?
Today, at church, they sung " To Worship You!" I thought of you singing that at Family Worship. I still have you singing that on my phone! ??
Forever in my heart! Tell Mom hi! Hold down the fort!
There is a hole in our hearts left by your passing. We love you and miss you you so very much. We miss your annointing... we cherish the times we spend in Gods presence, but you seemed to live there. Never have we seen any one who could 'flow' like you.
We miss your guidance, fellowship and jovial personality. Whenever there was a challenge in our family, you were there, always praying, comforting and supporting us. We have never had a friend like you. We look forward to seeing you again. Love, Steve and Roni
The last entry was by Tina Warnock Birmingham, Polk City, FL
There will never be another Wiley...When life was tough, looking back over the years, I'd go to church and the anointing on Bro. Wiley when he'd get up and sing would just lift me up and joy and peace would fill my soul...It seemed like heavy burdens were lifted off my shoulders... I just couldn't keep from smiling as he'd led me into praise and worship, which I so needed...I've never to this day seen anyone so comfortable and free flowing in the spirit as he, you could sense it was just "normal" for him...He had a smile that lit up a room and ALWAYS had a encouraging word. He was a man who walked with God... I miss Wiley, but I know one day when we enter heaven, he'll be there greeting us and once again, leading us into praise and worship in our everlasting home...
We love our Wiley! So full of the Holy Ghost and love! Look forward to seeing him in heaven! David and Nancy Kendall
Wiley exists in the spirit only now, but what a strong and beautiful spirit he embodies. His family, his friends and everyone he reached out to and touched (which probably numbers in the thousands) will always remember the strength and magnitude of his spirit. His physical body is gone but his glorious spirit lives forever. His work is being continued through those left behind. He must be filled with joy to see the inspiration and strength he passed on to Vicki, his loving wife. Missed but never forgotten.
I love you Brother Wiley!!! You touched our lives and your memory lives in our hearts until we meet again .
One year ago on the first Saturday in June, you answered the Master's call. The tears are still flowing but I know this is only temporary. I bless God for what He did before you went home. Nobody but God! I think about the ducks and afterwards, they were gone too! Love you soooo much!
Happy Birthday my brother! Today was very different! I thought of you so much today! You are missed so much! our hearts are sore, but we are trusting God! Love you!
Just thinking: three months ago today you joined Mom. The heart is still sore, but I'm pressing and believing God for healing powers. I love you sooo much! Forever in my heart!
Your Baby Sister,
Goodbye to a genuine man of God. You were an amazing example of what love for others really means, I will see you again brother.
I am very sorry that he has past,he truly,was a good man,I love you
Missing My Cousin (my big brother). I Love You and Miss You.
Out of all my teachers Mr Kendrick if this was my 9Th grade history teacher i remember him the most because he always cared about the students and related to each one with respect and genuine kindness. Now i know why ......the Lord Jesus lived within last time i talked with him on FB I asked did he remember me and he of course said yes FOND MEMORIES
Thinking about you daily. Thank you for loving me and being my big brother. My heart is still sore, but I'm still prasing God. I love you!!!!!
I'm so sad to hear of Mr. Kendrick's passing. He was a great teacher, and a very kind and loving person. I will always remember him with fondness and respect. I'm sending love and prayers to the Kendrick family.
When I think of Brother Wiley a huge smile comes across my face. He was a huge influence in my life. He encouraged me, motivated me and most of all believed in me. I remember years ago when I would sit up front at church with my children or alone, he would be playing the piano during praise & worship and when the Holy Spirit was present and there was a call to come down for prayer, I would hesitate and stay right where I was frozen. Without fail, if I made eye contact with Brother Wiley he would nod his head for me to go down for prayer. I would say no with tears streaming down my face and then he would point that long finger at me just like a dad and give me that "look" that I better get down there for prayer. I would go down reluctantly with fear but the LORD would always able to work on me and bring me through whatever trial I was going through. Brother Wiley KNEW where my healing was coming from and pointed me in the right direction...always. The main point is that the enemy was defeated every single time Brother Wiley was around to encourage people to persevere, press on and not give up. If I missed church, he would call and say "and where have you been?" I had no excuses. Sometimes I did but he didn't listen. He would just say "See you at Fresh Start this week and where has your sister been?" I would gladly give him her number so he could give her "the talk" next. I say all this with a smile and fond memories of a man that loved the LORD and spread GOD's love contagiously. No matter where you were in life he loved you like Jesus. Thank you LORD for placing such a wonderful man, his family and Family Worship Center in my path so that my life along with my children's lives would be changed forever.
My God! My God! My God! Brother Wiley was truly one of the few people who completely surrendered his life and heart to God and let God use him for His Glory. Brother Wiley was humble, kind and compassionate and with Vicki by his side, touched many lives. Brother Wiley will forever live in our hearts as our spiritual mentor and great friend.
It has been almost 1 month since the passing of my husband. He was the love of my life and soulmate. For almost 30 years we loved, lived and served the Lord together. It was my privilege to share this awesome Godly man with the body of Christ. He exemplified the love of God both in public and at home. If you had the opportunity to experience his infectious smile, steadfast love and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ, you knew the man that we knew and loved at home. I cannot begin to express my gratitute to my Heavenly Father for placing me in Wiley's life. I was his helpmeet and treasured every moment. To say I miss him would be an understatement. He will forever be in my heart. I will love you, Wiley Kendrick, forever.
My friend. He will be missed.
When I was in the hospital and Borther Wiley and Borther Steve prayed for me and I could feel GODS present there with us.When you seen Borther Wiley you could tell he was a man of God.Brother Wiley will me so missed.
God truly blessed me with you. As a troubled youth, you guided me with a gentle voice. You were more Christ like than any man I knew. Go rest high, your work here is done Sir.
I am still lost for words. My heart is still aching. I had to say see you later to my Cousin. We were more than just cousins, we were like sister and brother. I always looked up to him and he never let me down. Wiley I know that you are in a better place, but the tears contine to fall knowing that you are no longer here with up. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. I Love You and I certainly miss you, but I will see you again. You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.
So sorry to hear this...he seemed so youthful and fit...very upbeat and a wonderful musician. He will be missed. God Bless this family <3
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kendrick's passing. Besides having him as a Math teacher at SWMS, he was also my next door neighbor for a few years. He was a wonderful man who loved God and had a wonderful family. Ian - my heart goes out to you and your family.
You were an inspiration to my daughter as a teacher. She went on to be a missionary with her husband and 6 children to Indonesia. They teach in a international school.You live on through the people you cared about.
Francis and I are in Connecticut on vacation, where we learned of Brother Wiley's passing. Our prayers have been with you, ms. Vicki, and with the family. Francis and I appreciated Brother Wiley's ministry in music led by the Holy Spirit. He has been such a blessing to us! We will remember his warmth when he smiled and said "hi" to us at church! Ms. Vicki you are a blessing too! May God continue to give you His sweet peace! Brother Wiley's ministry left a mark on our hearts and drew us closer to Jesus. Much love, always - Francis and Carolyn Lewis
Brother Wiley was a true man of God. He prayed for my husband in the hospital so many times and anointed prayers that only Brother Wiley could pray. We will never forget us kindness to us.. He touched our hearts and we love him. May God be with all of his family at this time.
To the Kendrick family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Mr. Kendrick singing at Family worship center and visiting the sick and shut in at the tandem nursing home
I'm eternally grateful to God for Brother Wiley's work in the Kingdom of God. Because of his continued witnessing I made the decision to rededicate my life to JESUS. His passing is still surreal...prayers of comfort to Ms. Vicki and family.
My dearest brother,
I will forever love and thank God for allowing us to share the same lady called "Mama." You were an awesome big brother! You loved, cared, and tried to spank me (with and without) Mom permission. Oh, the joy!!! My heart is sore but God will heal. I bless God and will continue to praise Him for being Lord of our life. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for loving us!
Your Baby Sister,
Thanks, Brother Wiley, for your ministry in music led by the Spirit of God. A couple of years ago at a strategic time in my life you sang "Victory in Jesus", when the Joy Center was the main church. A deep inner healing began that day within me and I am stronger now because of it. I know that my story is just one of thousands that your giftings ministered to. I will miss you but I know you are not gone, you are just away. We wish love and prayers to your family.
To the Kendrick and Hayes Family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Drummer Family Plant City, Fl
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I did not have Mr. Kendrick for math class back in 1979, but I would talk to him daily in the hallway. He left an impression that has lasted now for over 30 years. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be blessed by his enthusiasm for life and the wisdom that he shared. Those few moments every day made a difference in my life. God bless you, I know your rewards are many in heaven.
Bro. Wiley, I always loved seeing your face at FWC and hearing your annointed singing. I thank God for the times of ministry that flew through you straight from the throne room. It will never be the same at FWC.
This man is a true ambassador for the Kingdom of God! What a privilege it is to know him. I will miss you My Brother, but not for long!
Dear Kendrick Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers! It was truly an honor and privilege knowing and becoming friends with Wiley.
You are loved and will be missed . God bless the family in these times .we will see you again someday in heaven
My family will miss this wonderful man, who was always there for us. May you enjoy being in the most wonderful Heaven! Love you Brother Wiley
Wiley had such an influence in my life at many occasions. I met Wiley at the age of 15, and he guided me in a direction that probably saved my life. I can't imagine walking into FWC and not seeing that smile and the laughter we always enjoyed. My heart goes out to Vicki and all the family..You will be greatly missed
I love you Brother Wiley!
One of the reasons I came back to FWC.. We will miss your charisma.. Enjoy your blessings in Heaven but know we miss you here XOXOX!
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Kendrick Family. I still remember Minister Wiley Kendrick playing for St. Paul MBC in Pierce, Fl
Wiley Kendrick touched so many lives in so many ways--teacher, pastor, counselor, mentor, musician, and friend. His passing has left a hole in our lives here on earth, but now he is a shining beacon in heaven. To Vicki, Nathaniel, Ian, Michelle and boys, Sheena, Linda, and all of Mr. Kendrick's family, sending you my deepest sympathy and heartfelt gratitude for sharing Wiley with all of us!
I know mr. Kendrick was a wonderful child of god and seen him the couple of times I went family worship center. I also remember him as a wonderful math teacher at southwest middle school he was my teacher, he was so caring of his students and we could not have asked for a better teacher. He will be missed greatly.
We just found out this afternoon about Wiley. We are deeply saddened. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Vicky and your whole family. Love to you all, Barbara, Jim, Kelly, Natalie Seth, AJ and Jaxon
WE WILL MISS YOU AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR LOVING SMILE AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Vicky, Eugene & Wanda, may the overwhelming grace of our Father's love keep you...for the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, joy in the Holy Ghost.
We knew Wiley as a good friend and brother in the Lord. We were musicians together at Christ Community. We were friends since Carpenters Home church. What a wonderful person! He added so much life, flavor and love to the atmosphere!!! Well brother, I look forward to seeing you one day in Heaven. There is no doubt in my mind, that is where you are. To Vicky, also a dear sister in the Lord, and his amazing children, may God comfort and strengthen your hearts to keep brother Wiley's legacy alive and making him so proud . Much love to you all!
IN HONOR and MEMORY of Bro Wiley - A Man after God's Own Heart---You will be so missed....
What a PRECIOUS man of God...Always a smile and a kind word....Our loss is Heavens gain..Vickie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you today especially as you celebrate Bro Wiley's homegoing...MY heart is full for you....He is resting high on that mountain now cause his work on earth is through..I am so very blessed to have known him all these years... I wish I could be there today but I have to work...Know my thoughts are there with you and my prayers...We miss you Bro Wiley but knowing we will be with you again makes it a little easier....
Vickie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Brother Wiley knew just how to lead us into the presence of God with his piano music and song so I can almost imagine he'll be directing us when we get to heaven! We love you and your family and will be praying for you.
To my Father n the faith,
Words alone cannot express how grateful I am to Father God for placing you in my life. I am a better man because of you. If Mr. Webster would have met you before entering the difinition for "encourager" he would have simply placed a photo of you. You taught me so much not only with your words of encouragement and vast wisdom, but more importantly by your actions. You were not just a hearer of the word, but a doer! I will always remember your charge to me of which you reminded me weekly, be a blessing, know you are on assignment, be Joseph in the house(s) God has placed you in. Thank you so much, you are greatly loved
Prayers for your loved ones. Trusting your witness will lead others to Christ in our community.
Dear Vicki...my heart aches for your loss, but I have NO illusions as to where he is now....SINGING AND DANCING AND PRAISING HIS LORD JESUS...FOREVER & EVER & EVER & EVER......
My husband and I first met Wiley at my sister's house when we were visiting for a few days. He walked in I knew he had to be a good friend because he just made himself at home. I later discovered he was a close friend of my brother Ken, as well.As I began seeing him on later visits I realized why my family all loved him and I too grew to love and appreciate the man that he was. I always got a hug just like I was family and he called me his sister from Georgia. I always looked for him when we were able to attend FWC.I will miss my "brother" Wiley but I know we will all be reunited in Heaven. I can imagine that he's having quite a reunion with friends and family gone before him and I know that my brother Ken is right there with him. And best of all they are both in the presence of Jesus. My prayers are with all his family.
Wow, this is really a shocker, but God knows best. My prayers are with the entire kendrick family. I love you all
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Bro. Wiley leaves behind such a Legacy of a true Christ like walk.
Always ready to help,to pray or just to shake your hand. His anointed talents will linger in the walls of Family Worship Center as well as in our hearts. We will miss you Bro. Wiley. You wear shoes that will be hard to fill. See you again one day.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bro. Wiley. Bro. Wiley came to the hospital to pray for me and we will never forget his kindness. He was truly a great example of how we should live our lives for the Lord. We will miss his luminous smile but find peace in knowing he is with our Lord and Savior and we will see him again one day. We will continue to pray that God comforts you in this difficult time.
Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers -- and that we love you all immensely. Uncle Wiley is now in the presence of The Lord -- as our Savior promised!! One day we will all be reunited and will rejoice forevermore!
Embracing you all in spirit,
Ava, Abe III (Butch), Terry and Darla
In our thoughts and prayers. Always greeted you with a smile.
God bless you Vicki and family . Brother Wiley was always such a blessing in my life. He ministered in the hospital to my mom and dad many times. Soon after my mom had come out of a coma and was sitting up in her room, he visited her. She looked at him and said, Brother Wiley, what are you doing here?!! I will never forget his kindness to them at the time, and to me after each one had passed away. Thank you for sharing him with us over the years. Love, Patricia (Pat) Carden
You will always be Mr. Kendrick to me even though I attend Family Worship Center and everyone else calls you Brother Wiley, because that's how I first remember you as. You were my 7th grade teacher and you touched my life back then telling me: "Maranda,you can do it, don't give up! But I was stubborn and hard headed and gave you fits, but not once did you give up. Thank you for that, you will never be forgotten for that! And then a year ago when I returned to church and did the fresh start class, you didn't give up on me then! I'm so blessed to have known you and for my children to have been able to meet you as well and for you to have ministered to them as well. Thank you!
A true man of god, a disciplinary teacher, and my brother in Christ. You will be truly missed, but I know god has a plan for your life. I can see you singing in heaven as I view this picture of your smile. May the Lord bless sis Vickie & the kids. I will always remember my 7th grade class at South West Elementry.
What can I say about Bro. Wiley that hasn't already been said. It is all true. The book isn't big enough to express who you was and will continue to be to so many people. The lives you have touched with words of wisdom and truth. My heart is so deeply saddened altho I know you would be saying right now rejoice my sister and do not be saddened for I will see you again in Heaven. You will be deeply missed. Vicki and family you are in
our thoughts and prayers. Thank you God for giving this man to us as a blessing, friend,an example of how you want us to live our lives at FWC. No one can ever take your place.
Brother Wiley was such an inspiration. So loved the way he allowed the Lord to use him to usher in the anointing via praise & worship. What an experience! He was our "Ron Kanoli". Our prayers are forever w/Ms Vicki, Shena, Ian, Nathaniel and the entire Kendrick Family.
My Prayers are with you , and the Family at this time. I will miss that Great Smile. May the memories you have or him always be with you. God Bless.
Eugene, Pate, Linda, and Family. Heaven just got richer when Wiley went to be with our Lord. I have vivid memories of our times together on earth. Let us all continue to be faithful knowing that one day we shall again sing God's praise together on the other side. To God be the Glory and I pray that he continue to shower your families with his love and grace. Rest in peace, Wiley, in my eyes you were a good and faithful servant and your job here was well done. The Napier's
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brother Wiley is a very precious brother.If you know him you can't help but love him.He going to be miss, i deepest sympathy go out to you and family. Love you.
I am just one of the many many fortunate people to have had Mr. Kendrick as a teacher at SWJS. I was a handful back then, but he always smiled at me, and gave me daily words of wisdom, right after he shook his head and sighed. He had a tremedeous impact on my life, and I will never forget the kindness and patience that he had for me. He was a true man of God and he shared the love of Christ with everyone. He will truly be missed here on this earth, but I bet our Father is glad to have him home.
It has been a pleasure and honor to have known you,as an extended part of the family you are definitely missed here on this earth.You are now in heaven with our lord and savior!This is the day...this is the day that the lord has made ,we shall rejoice and be glad in it! Dear lord bless Ian,Michelle,the kids and the rest of the family amen
Rest In Peace, you are with family, save a seat for me, then we will sing Zion Songs together.
Loving and Will miss you.
Cousin Cassandra Leeks Howard
Such wonderful memories of Wiley and Charlie playing keyboard together and worshiping the Lord at gatherings in our home.
The Lord sent Bro Wiley into our family 10 yrs ago.He came to TGH to pray for my grand daughter Anna. He was part of our family after that visit. We loved him dearly. Thank you Kendrick family for sharing him with us and so many. We love you all.
God bless the family at this time and my the Lord comfort you.
Well, this is real hard to believe. May God comfort our family that we may have peace in knowing that you are with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I know you were smiling down on us Monday, Blessed Assurance.. Rest for me. Love your "Favorite Niece"
Bro. Wiley is a true man of God. He always was an encourager and led by example. He made a lasting impression on me and my family. Thank God for allowing him in my life.
The world desperately needs more
"Wileys". He was one of a kind, and he will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to the Kendrick family.
Wow! I really don't know where to begin. The day I found out that my Uncle Wiley had gone home to take that magnificent walk through the Golden Gates of Heaven I was speechless! Growing up as a child he became a father figure early in my life and he touched my heart in many ways. He and my aunt spent countless hours assisting my grandparents with caring for and raising me. They kept me grounded in church, no matter what the day, occasion or holiday! His love for God and others around him was never ending and never taken ligtly irregardless of your biological relation to him.
He was very very stern with us growing up(my cousins & myself) and as we transistioned into adulthood as well. Not only did he pray for each of us to have our own personal relatinship with God, he was there to instill the word in our hearts as well. I will never forget the holidays, sundays, random days and wonderful times that we shared! He was a powerful man of God whose presence in any room was always annointing!
He will be missed, but amongst the tears there will be many smiles. Smiles of joy! Joy that we all have from having him in our lives! He was a blessing to all!!
Rest on Uncle Wiley, We Love You!
Nesia Bell, The Eshas (Inside Family Joke)& Robert.
My heart is heavy of hearing the news about Mr Kendrick we go way back when I worked with him at SWMS he was a man of GOd no matter where he was out, my Prayers are with the Kendrick family and no that you will see him soon and very soon. Love jill F Glass
What a blessing he was to others. What a cherished memory he will be to family and friends. We should live our lives like he lived his, praising God and helping others.
We will never forget Bro. Wiley, he was always asking about us and how we are doing. He was there with a smile and encouragement, and prayer.
You lived your life “watching and waiting, looking above, filled with His goodness, lost in His love.” The Holy Spirit was your unique Music Director and Arranger. Again and again, we marveled and noticed that you “had been with Jesus.” Thank you for being a friend of God. We love you and you are in our hearts until That Day when we meet again in Glory.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Our deepest sympathy extended to the family of our beloved friend, Wiley Kendrick. A wonderful servant for the Lord. May God continue to bless you and keep you during your time of bereavement.
Bro Wiley, you touched my life and my family's life in too many ways to count. No matter what the situation you lovingly pointed us to the WORD... you will be missed so very much, but there is joy in knowing we will see you again, until then Your smile and what you taught us is etched in our heart..
May the Lord bless the entire Kendrick family.
He was a blessing to every one he met. A true man of god.
I was blessed to be a teacher with Wiley at Southwest Middle for a few years. What a wonderful person to work with. He always had a good word for me. And truly lifted me up in so many ways! What a true man of God. I will miss you old friend. God's speed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
What a wonderful man!!! Will miss him deeply! Will be thinking about his family during this time!!
Brother Wiley was a wonderful man and an inspiration to many youth. He will be truly missed.
He was a wonderful kind person. A blessing to be around. He will be missed.
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven". Matthew 5:16
Truly a testament to Wiley's well-lived life.
I was and am terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Wiley...my sister (Lula Scott) called to inform me. We attended the same church, same kindergarten thru high school and remained in touch for many years. I spent many hours visiting in his mother's home...I lived only a block away.
To Vicki and the family, my heartfelt condolences.
May God give you surmountable strength, wonderful memories and abundant blessings for the future.
As believers, we know that this is not the end but only the beginning of both a new and great chapter...hallelujah!
Looking back over the years, you and Vicki were a dose of sunshine on any day. Remembering your awesome presence, your godliness, your jolly smile and delightful humor, there's no doubt about it, you will definitely be missed by many...we look forward to seeing you again. I thank the Lord for allowing our paths to intersect Man of God, what an honor.
My heartfelt condolences to my beautiful "twin" (my sister) Vicki, the children...and the rest of the family. May the Lord be your constant refuge, strong tower and shield; the Holy Spirit your comforter and guide; Jesus your everlasting Savior.
My love and continued prayer.
1 Thess. 4:16-18
Your smile and infectious love for JESUS will be missed. You never walked by without saying a brief hello, of course with a hug, and praising GOD as you went on your way. Thank you for loving us all..
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Kendrick and Hayes family.......James and Bobbi Rice and family
Uncle Wiley, I will never forget those days that Sheena and I were at Southwest Jr High and how much you took care of us but you took care of ALL of your students no matter what. I'd go home with y'all after school, do homework and sometimes eat dinner with you all. Although stern, your love for us was ALWAYS apparent. You had unwavering faith and you ALWAYS encouraged us no matter what. I can truly say you were an integral part of me becoming the man I am today. You were and will always be MY UNCLE WILEY. Heaven is truly singing and rejoicing and im sure you are playing your piano. I love you!! "Bach"
Bro. Wiley was the REAL DEAL. He always spoke from his heart and could give you a Daddy-like correction while donning his beautiful and infectious smile. I always looked up to him and regard him as one of my most cherished mentors. He always encouraged me to be brave and to walk tall. I will forever be thankful for every precious memory I have of him. To Sheena, Miss Vicki, Nathaniel, Ian and family - no words can ever begin to express my deepest sorrow and gratitude. Thank you for unselfishly sharing him with those of us that needed his "Wiley-isms" whether we realized it or not. I love you all and am praying for you. - Love "Whitley & Dwayne" (a/k/a Jeff & Vicki Noble)
Bro. Wiley will forever be in our hearts..I will cherish the memories of seeing him going down the isles at church with a huge smile on his face and patting everyone on the back! Hearing him sing and playing the piano was one of my greatest joys...
My wife and i were honored to get to know Brother Wiley at FWC. We would not graduate us from our fresh start class untill we could do it together. Since our work schedule was always different. A four week class turned into a 10 week class. In light of him going home it was a blessing too spend the extra time with him. We will never forget the word of god that he helped put in us. That smile of his was contagious, and we shall see you again brother.
To God Sister Linda Hayes and Family, Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God our father continue to grace the family through this walk in Jesus name. Hayes and White family Mulberry, FL.
Your presence here on earth is greatly missed. While we may cry tears in the natural it's tears of joy knowing how well our Heavenly Father is taking care of you, I love you!
We knew Wiley when we were at FWC and loved him in song and his smile and spirit were wonderful. Know that my prayers are with the Family, the Church and members that loved him. RIP with our Heavenly Father sir.
Brother Wiley was truly an example of the way Jesus means for us to live, love and walk on a daily basis. He imparted so very much into my life and I will forever be grateful that I knew him. It won't be long Bro Wiley and we will be joining you as "worshippers" before our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Glory! Luv & miss you.
It was a priviledge and honor to know Bro. Wiley. He blessed some many lives. He will be missed.
My brother and I both had Mr. Kendrick in Junior High. He was a tough teacher, but a great teacher. He prayed for my brother while he was in the hospital in 2004. He also prayed for my mother after her surgery last July. I will be praying for the entire family. He was a special man.
Words can't express how much Bro. Wiley was loved & will be missed!!!
Mr. Kendrick was my math teacher at Southwest Jr High...."I was not good at math", he did not believe that and taught me how to understand math. He remains one of my favorite teacher! My sympathy to his family.
Brother Wiley was my friend at Family Worship Center and has been for years - I treasured that friendship and will miss him so very much. A remarkable individual. Rest in Peace.
Brother Wiley he was a Child of Father God . My friend Martha Needed some one at the hospital .He came with a pray and a smile .He come to house she was a widow with no money.He her little he gave a few parting word .Thank You God is waiting tell my Grandson I miss him he was only . My God Bless You !
I think about the last song Bro. Wiley played on Sunday morning three weeks ago, "What a friend we have in Jesus". Like any other song he sang, it was anointed however this time there was a special anointing that flowed. He is truly going to be missed. I know Heaven is rejoicing with another musical Angel in their presence. To the family, may God's ever present presence comfort you in your time of grief and 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. Your FWC sister!
What a wonderful man!! Brother Wiley had such an infectious smile and always welcomed everyone. He was always so kind to me and my family! Rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ! You will certainly be missed!
Brother Wiley indeed was a man of God with a very compasionate heart that truly loved the Lord and fellowship in his presence.
What a wonderful human being, he will truly be missed.
My prayers are with u and ur family at this difficult time,bro wiley will truly be missed,my our father keep u and ur family in his loving arms,with his peace and never ending love.
God's grace and love to the family. Class of 1966
I want to start out with saying I love you and there will NEVER be another like Wiley Kendrick III. I have never known a person that could bring the best out of everyone he met. As my father you pushed me to be the best son, husband, father, worker, student, and most importantly Christian I could be. You would accept nothing less from me because you saw what I was capable of even when I couldn't. As you told me so often when explaining a situation "Son, this is why boys have Fathers". I am far from perfect and I have no problem admitting that. But when I fell in the natural and scraped my leg or in the Sprit you were ALWAYS there to bring correction and then guidance in a way that was understanding, comforting, and compassionate. You did this for me and so many others. I have read so many comments and replies from others and they describe a man that touched their lives in a way that was so vital. Many used words like Godly, loving, compassionate, faithful, dedicated, understanding and many more that describe you. I know these words to be right on and true to the core. My Father loved his relationship with God and he had such a heart for people. He so loved his family, his church, and his church family. I cant tell you how much he stressed the importance of family and that extended to a spiritual family as well. I can hear my father saying "I love you my pastor" and folks those of us who attend Family Worship Center could not have a better one!!! I could tell countless stories of going to other states and walking into a Walmart and hearing "Brother Wiley"!!!! I thought to myself who is this man that I can drive ten hours to Tennessee and within 3 minutes of getting out of the vehicle already know someone. That's just who this man was. His personality, love for others and Christ made you want to know him, it made you connect and draw to him. When I would say "Daddy you know everyone and people love you" he would humbly reply its "God's love and to him be the Glory". Daddy use to tell me Son you are a people person and that is "your calling", your God's Nehemiah. I could spend hours talking and writing about who my father is but I have a feeling most of you already know. I will conclude with Wiley Kendrick is a great example of who we all need to strive to be in Christ. Our job now is to become little Wiley Kendrick's. Love people the way he loved people, spread the "word" the way he spread the word, and live your life like someone is always watching "because they are son". You never know when you will be able to touch someone and change their life for the better. "You are a Kendrick son, you may not have asked to be but none the less you are, now carry yourself as such".
To my Daddy,
I thank you for everything you instilled in me and I am the man I am today because of you. You my father taught me much. I love you with all that I am and we will see you again but for now enjoy your heavenly rewards because God knows you earned them.
To the family of Mr. Kendrick...I had him as a math teacher when I was at Southwest Jr. High in 1971-1973. He was one of my favorite teachers EVER. When my son had him YEARS later for a math teacher, he remembered me before I even had a chance to speak to him. I'm sure over his years of teaching, he inspired many, many young lives, and I know he was a favorite teacher for many. He will never be forgotten. Thank YOU Mr. Kendrick, and God is blessing you many times over!
To Vicki and Family,
Just found out about Mr. K. today.
We will miss him here on earth but happy that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And we will see him again someday. God Bless you all.
My Dearest Vicki,
Our love, prayers and condolences are with your family. Twenty-eight years ago, when you were my daughter's teacher, you allowed us to meet your beloved husband, and from the very moment he shook my hand, I knew I had met a gentleman of the highest esteem and honor. The gentleness and calmness in his voice, never overshadowed the strength in his words. There was always a strong spiritual presence around whenever I would run into the both of you. Your devotion, respect and love for each other was absolutely infectious. As a single mother, your marriage and relationship was the mirror and framework that I used to instill a strong sense of character and values in my daughters. You and Wiley never paused to let me know how important it is to know the Lord. We have been privileged. With love...Eleanor, Ogo, Nikki, Jessie, and Nellie.
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF THIS SWEET, KIND, AND GENTLE MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS. STEPHEN, CHARLOTTE, AND JUSTIN THOMAS
The Kendrick Family sorry for your loss to be absent from earth is to be presence with the Lord.
You have been an inspiration in my life. Even when I was down, you raised me up and always saw the good in me. I will sadly miss you but know you are rejoicing with God now.
Worship service will never be the same without Bro. Wiley. He radiated such love for both people and Jesus. I remember the last song I heard him sing at church, "What a Privilege We Have in Jesus". What a legacy this man has left us all.
To Sheena, Ian, and Family
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal! Continue to look to the hills from where your help comes from finding peace and comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Much Love!
Always looked forward to seeing Brother Wiley whenever we had a chance to return to Florida and visit FWC. We miss him.
You will be missed but I know you are with Jesus and one day we will see you again.You helped me many times and didn't even know it, you always knew what to say and always helped me pray! Well my friend we will meet up again in heaven. You are loved by many!
your friend Leslie
Dear Kendricks, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mr. Kendrick is one of my favorite people I have ever known. He always had a smile and kind words and it was always a pleasure to run into him around town and visit.
A spiritual father,leader,encourager, and peaceful presence Bro. Wiley was the epitome of God's unending love. Through his example and life lived out for God he raised the bar for me. His passion for Jesus and smile was infectious you couldn't sit quiet about God! Wiley left this world sooner than us but we can rejoice knowing that we will again be reunited in glory. I will miss him greatly! Hebrews 12:1 My heart goes out to the Kendrick family and our prayers and support are with you every step of the way. We love you!
To Brother Wiley's wife and family. I only knew him through his spirit and worship on television when I watched Family Worship Center. His presence was a joy to watch, he made you want to praise God, too. I wish God's Grace and Mercy will keep you and may the good memories hold fast with joy and peace. May he sing praises in Heaven.
A true man of God. His smile will be greatly missed at church.
What a legacy Brother Wiley has left us!!! His smile & laughter brought much joy to my heart. His singing was truly an inspiration to all. May the peace & comfort of God be with his family. Love you Br. Wiley.......
May God our Father continue to grace the family through this walk In Jesus' Name Amen
Faithful Man of God. True Warrior. Follower of Jesus. Heaven called him home. Angels rejoyce. Well Done "Brother Wiley" Well done. Glory!
Brother Wiley was a faithful servant of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May God bless the family. He is with the Lord now, and there is no better place.
Wiley was like a brother to me while living in Mulberry. We grew up together, attended kindergarten, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church and graduated from Mulberry High School, Class of 1966. Our deepest sympathy to the Kendrick Family and may God Bless and Keep you.
Dr. Frank R. Satchel, Jr. & Family
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. To the family indeed it was an honor and a privilege to have bonded with Mr Kendrick at Southwest Jr High then as one if his students. As it has been stated that he met no stranger and he treated everyone as he wanted to be treated. Surely he will continue to smile down on this world and grace us from time to time with his presence. My prayers are continous for you ALL during this most difficult time may you find peace and comfort.
I am so sad to hear of Wiley's passing. We taught together for many years at Southwest Middle School and he was one of my favorite co workers. We shared many laughs and also many serious conversations. I will always remember him as a fine Christian man with a wonderful sense of humor and an incredible smile. Heaven is a little richer and we ,too, are richer for having known him.
I am so sad to hear this news. He will be missed. I remember sitting in his math class like it was yesterday. I think of him often as I am teaching math to my own students. His passion for teaching inspires me to this day. His legacy will live on for generations to come.
Mr. Kendrick is rejoicing in heaven. We will miss him tremendously in church. He was an amazing presence each and every week. Thank you, God, for Mr. Kendrick and the legacy he has built.
I was so sad when Pastor Reggie told us that Bro. Wiley had passed away. We will miss you so much. He was such a great worship leader and inspirer. You will always live in our hearts.
I don't think any of us have ever known a man quite like Wiley. I love him like David loved Jonathan; he was closer than my brother in the flesh. I have never met anyone who more exemplified Christ. I will miss the way we would flow in the Spirit – him on piano and myself on the sax. He would glance at me and I knew exactly what he was going to play. I will miss his always edifying advice and counsel based on the Word. I will miss his hardy laugh that proclaimed the joy of the Lord. I never heard Wiley speak a negative thing about anyone; nor have I heard of anyone that didn't like Wiley. (There must be something to reaping and sowing!) Words cannot express the impact he had on my life. He's probably interceding for us all right now!
My condolences to Vicki, Ian, Sheena, Nathaniel, Michelle, Jaden, Jorden and the rest of the family.
So sad to hear of Brother Wiley's passing. May God comfort his family at this time. He was a blessing to many and will be missed.