Bryan K. "Keithy" Kennedy
Southern Oaks Funeral Home
2110 West Highway 914
Somerset, KY
Bryan K. "Keithy" Kennedy of Shelbyville passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 2:54 a.m., after an extended illness. Bryan was born on Oct. 8, 1962 in Shelbyville to the late Emily A. Wilson & Charles C. Kennedy. He attended school in Shelby County School System and was known for his athletic abilities as well as an avid U of L sports fan. Bryan was also known for his radiant smile and positive attitude in spite of difficulties throughout his life. Known for his intellect and enthusiasm, "Birdie" as he was kindly called by his close friends and associates was considered a friend to many and willingly extended a helping hand to whom ever needed it. "Keithy" accepted the Lord as his personal savior while attending Shelby Congregational Church and later united with Greater Shiloh Temple Church under the leadership of Pastor Justin Barnes in 2012. As a spirit minded individual, his testimony included how the Lord had brought him through dangers seen and unseen. His faith was strong throughout his extended illness along with the past few years of sorrow, pain, and sickness as well as the sudden and tragic deaths of two of his sons as he endured with tenacity and fortitude. He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal Grandparents, his parents, two sons, Dwayne "Geekie," and Keith O'Brian "Ponch;" two brothers, Dale Adrian and Tyrone; and aunts, Lacy O. Wilson, Edith Grundy, Mary Anna White and Uncle Billy Cowan. Bryan was a man that loved his family and leaves to cherish his precious memories; one cherished son, Deon Kennedy of Louisville; two loving and devoted sisters, Canidy Y. (Thomas) Barnett of Shelbyville and Shauna I Wilson of Louisville. Four beloved brothers, George L. of Simpsonville, James M. and Christopher Wilson of Shelbyville and Zane Harris of Elizabethtown. While Bryan loved all his aunts and uncles he had a special relationship with his aunt, Brenda Wilson of Frankfort and referred to her as his second mother; other aunts, Bernice (Bishop Eric) Barnes, Somerset, Barbara Wilson, Mary (Leon) Benson, Danna Wilson and Eva White all of Louisville and Sylvia (Thomas) Marshall of Shelbyville; three maternal uncles, Sherman Wilson, Greg (Marla) Hunter and Lucian (Kimberly) Hunter all of Shelby County; great-aunts, Margaret Mack and Mary K. Alexander of MD and Pauline Jackson of Louisville, as well as a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, and after 10 a.m. on Tuesday with funeral to follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Justin Barnes and Bishop Eric Barnes will officiate. The Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Richard New of Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements.

Published by The Sentinel-News from Sep. 18 to Sep. 25, 2014.
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May the peace of God be with each of you
Dr. William E. Holt
William Holt
October 14, 2014
We are sadden to hear of your loss, may the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Time may not always heal the pain in our hearts but promises from God does give us hope and strength. John11:25
September 25, 2014
Birdie and i were friends for alot of years. He will be missed, prayers to the family
September 22, 2014
Rest In heavenly peace my friend; We didn't have contact for several years; Over 30 for sure but you have always had a place in my heart
Barbara Ann Bland- Clay
September 19, 2014
Although I, did not know you personally,
I know deep down in your heart you was one of many of gods soldiers who did t he lovely work of spreading gods words to anyone who listen. I was a great friend of the family and so sorry about everyone's loss. I will continue to pray for the entire family. You will be missed.
John, Dolly, Hellard Hellard
September 19, 2014
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