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Sister Dimawi Shaneke Kennedy, AKA “Gail” was born on December 10, 1988 to Karen Kennedy and Lee Durham and departed this life on Wednesday; September 19, 2018 at Caromont Regional Lincolnton.  

She was a member of the United House of Prayer for All People, Gastonia, NC.  She attended Myers Park Senior High in Charlotte, NC.  Gail was employed at McDonalds until her untimely death.  Gail was full of life, outgoing and energetic.  She was always the life of the party.  She loved swimming, decorating and going to the park.  She loved being a mother and her children were the love of her life.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother: Lois Kennedy; maternal grandfather: Otis Watson; paternal grandfather: J.B. Hull and uncle: Frederick Watson.

She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories two sons: Jamony Kennedy and Javarus Kennedy of the home; her mother: Karen Denise Kennedy (Mike Pagan) and her father: Lee Durham of Gastonia, NC; three sisters: Pamela Kennedy of Charlotte, NC, Catherine Adams (Robert Adams) of Gastonia, NC and Leighann McGill of Clover, SC; one brother: Dontorio Burris of Gastonia, NC; three nieces: Mahogany S. Kennedy, Terri L. Montgomery of Charlotte, NC and Mackenzie K. Adams of Gastonia, NC; one nephew: Da’Viyon McGill of Clover, SC; special sister/cousins: Lisa Chambers (Travis Chambers)of Gastonia, NC and Shanta Kennedy of Charlotte, NC; special lifelong friend: Maria Sanders of Gastonia, NC; god parents: William and Patsy Camp of Charlotte, NC and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.
 

Funeral: Saturday; September 29, 2018; 1:30 p.m.; United House of Prayer for All People-1208 N. York Street, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Kelly's Chapel Cemetery, Bessemer City
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  • Wednesday, September 26, 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 27, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy/Durham families during this most difficult time. May God bless & strengthen you & give you comfort. My deepest sympathy.
    ~ Pamela Mitchell & family   Gastonia
  • Friday, September 28, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I pray for comfort and peace for all of you. Please tell Javarus, that loving little boy, that Mrs. Kale loves him so much! God bless your family. Mrs. Kale
    ~ Greta Kale   Lincolnton, NC
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    I would like to express my condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection according to such scriptures as [John 5:28-29] and [Acts 24:15]. We find further hope in [Revelations 21:3-5] which says that Jehovah God will wipe away every tear from own eyes, and [Isaiah 25:8] says that God will swallow up death forever. I hope these scriptures will be of some comfort. With Deep Sympathy.
    ~ Alma Sumler   Raleigh
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    Gail you were good ppl to me, never turned my kids away when they wanted to stay with you or the boys. Kept a smile on your face through it all. You loved your boys more than ANYTHING in this world. I'm so sorry this happened, God makes no mistakes and I know you made it to the kingdom.Dimawi Kennedy rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.
    ~ Twyshay Patterson   Lincolnton, NC
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    Gail you were good ppl to me, never turned my kids away when they wanted to stay with you or the boys. Kept a smile on your face through it all. You loved your boys more than ANYTHING in this world. I'm so sorry this happened, God makes no mistakes and I know you made it to the kingdom.Dimawi Kennedy rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.
    ~ Twyshay Patterson   Lincolnton, NC
  • Monday, November 19, 2018
    I am writing to express my condolence at the loss of your love one, we are looking forward to the time when the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing.”—1 Corinthians 15:26.
    ~ Lee Belton   Charlotte