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Dorothy Nell Kennedy
  • Cooper River Baptist Church
    1059 Crawford Street
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“May you now rest in peace, Mrs. Kennedy. Your son Brett & his wife Stella were the best neighbors we could have asked for. I am sure you were very...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Marty Cleghorn - Jacksonville, FL

“For Mrs. Nell's Family: Thanks for sharing your Mom with us at NCHS.She watched over us as her own ,too!She will be missed by many. Prayers going up...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Kennedy Family,My prayers and best wishes go out to "all" of you at this special time. Your Mom was one of a kind and I have great memories of...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Danny Lynch - Irmo, SC

“Sadness overcomes the stern, "Steve, you sure you're suppose to do it that way?" This isn't shared as a criticism of the wonderful lady that always...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Jarrell - Hanahan, SC

“Jack & family, Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Remember all the memories you made together. Prayers for all for you. Suzanne & Duane...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Demus - Mount Holly, NC

“During my time at NCHS Jack and Nell Kennedy were a blessing in my life. Condolences to the children who had great parents.Harvey Hester ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Ellen, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Joe & Janice Gilliard - SC

“What a great matriarch to a great NOCHAS family. Nell was quite a person! I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she was loved by so many,...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jack Evans

“David, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Michele Verhovnik - Chesapeake, VA

“My deepest sympathy to the Kennedy Family for the loss of Nell. I will never forget her. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Reynolds - Hanahan, SC

“Ellen, Ross, Chris, Chad, Jack, et al. We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Nell was a sweet woman, and she will be sorely missed. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Joel & Christine Rogers - SC

“Today my heart is heavy having learned about the passing of a dear friend. I have known Nell for 40 years. Although our contact has been limited over...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Janet and joe Capolarello - VA

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Nell. I have great memories of her during my early years at Cooper River. Her, your dad and all the children...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Beth Weaver - North Charleston, SC

Me and Nell....oh what happy times we had. “Nell, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss you, but we will see you and Jack again. Love, love, love! ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jeane Kennedy - Normantown, WV

“Surrounding the Kennedy family with love and prayers. I have so many fond memories of Mr and Mrs Kennedy. She always made sure I had a wonderful home...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Shannon Blackwell DeSouza - GA

“I wish to extend my condolences to the family of Dorothy Nell Kennedy. The pain and sorrow you are experiencing now is very hard to bear, but time...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Joan B.

Dorothy Nell Kennedy, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Jack Ross Kennedy died Friday, October 14, 2016. Her funeral service will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 in Cooper River Baptist Church, 1059 Crawford St., North Charleston at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Normantown, West Virginia. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

Nell was born September 20, 1931 in Georgetown, South Carolina, daughter of the late Gilbert William Barrineau and the late Ruth Terry Barrineau. She was a purchasing supervisor at Westvaco and retired in 1998. Nell was married to her husband for 63 years. She was a Charter Member of Cooper River Baptist Church.

She is survived by six children: J. Ross Kennedy, Jr. (Kathy) of Summerville, SC; David Neil Kennedy (Suzanne) of Chesapeake, VA; William Brett Kennedy (Stella) of Bethera, SC; Ellen Kennedy Thompson (Tom) of North Charleston, SC; Chad Eric Kennedy (Amy) of Columbia, SC; Chris Lane Kennedy, MD (Susie) of Goose Creek, SC; daughter in law Rebecca Williams Kennedy of Newberry, SC; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emily Barrineau Blount of Georgetown, SC.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and son, Mark Dwain Kennedy, MD.

Memorials may be made to Cooper River Baptist Church, 1059 Crawford St., North Charleston, SC 29405.