SHELBY-- Corene Costner Kendrick, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Born on Sept. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Yates and Annie Williams Costner.
She was a lifelong active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher for high school and adult groups. She prided herself and was eager to learn all she could about the Bible by taking classes through the Baptist Association. She loved and adored her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved to cook, can, sew and travel.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Fred. L. Kendrick; a daughter, Emily Lou Ann Kendrick; and a grandson, Gregory Wesson.
Mrs. Kendrick is survived by two sons, Harold Kendrick and wife Diana, and Joel Kendrick and wife Pam, all of Lawndale; two daughters, Mary Jane Wesson and husband Purvis of Shelby, and Jill Sides and husband Michael of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren, Donna Beam, Robert Kendrick, Jason Kendrick, Kevin Wesson, David Wesson, Jennifer Foster, Steven Kendrick, Emily Sides, and Justin Sides; fourteen great-grandchildren, Amanda Morris, Alisa Beam, Rob Kendrick, Celeste Kendrick, Tyler Kendrick, Jase Kendrick, Macy Wesson, Eli Wesson, Tucker Wesson, Allison Foster, Joshua Foster, Seth Kendrick, Joel Kendrick III, and Emma Kendrick; three great-great-grandchildren, Turner Morris, Yates Morris, and Grady Kendrick; and caregiver, Letha Collins.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the fellowship hall.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Officiating: The Rev. Jimmy Black
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3932 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Shelby NC 28150
Online Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com