Kennedy Rae Brown 15, passed away peacefully at Houston Hospice on July 19, 2014 with her parents by her side. She battled brain cancer for nearly 2 years. Born February 4, 1999 in Houston, she'd just completed her freshman year at Carnegie Vanguard High School. Her wish was to attend her dad's alma mater, the University of Texas, and ultimately, to become a doctor.
Kennedy was a planner, thinker, artist, and adventurer always having her eye on the future while enjoying the present. She had a genuine love of life and people, especially babies. From a young age, she was a voracious reader with an interest in anything related to technology, earning her the title of "family tech support". Like many in the family she was a sports enthusiast playing soccer, basketball and swimming throughout her life. Kennedy was a loving daughter, sister and friend who made everything more fun. In fact, many gatherings were initiated by her simple request as it was almost impossible to tell her no. She has touched many in her short life. All will miss her beautiful smile, infectious laugh and sparkling brown eyes.
She is survived by her loving family: parents Sigrid and Tony Brown, brothers Carson and Mason all of Houston, grandparents, Ike and Rita Brown, of Port Arthur, Texas, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on (Thursday) July 24, 2014 from 9-9:55 a.m., Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. both services will be held at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, 3006 Rosedale St., Houston, TX 77004. Interment will follow in Houston Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sunshine Kids of Houston in Kennedy's honor.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on July 23, 2014