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Mrs. Willie Mae Currence Kennedy was born on July 29, 1924 in York County, South Carolina and departed this life on Wednesday; September 5, 2018 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late Roy and Pearl Currence.

Mrs. Kennedy, in her early years, was a member of High Springs Baptist Church.  She contributed much joy to the lives of her family and friends.  We love her and will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by her daughter: Mary Louise Craig of Wilmington, Delaware; two sisters and two brothers.

Precious memories will forever be cherished by her three daughters: Betty Ann Patterson (Neal), Brenda F. Byrd (Arthur) and Linda R. Brice (Ricky) all of Gastonia, North Carolina; two sons: Harold F. Glenn and Charles E. Kennedy both of Gastonia, North Carolina; one brother: Bobby Johnson of Clover, South Carolina, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Sunday; September 9, 2018; 2:30 p.m.; Gregory Funeral Service Chapel-601 N. York Street, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the chapel

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Gastonia

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  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.
    ~ De Yarda Darby   Gastonia, NC