Obituary for Mrs. Ollie V Kennedy

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Mrs. Ollie V Kennedy

March 13, 1919 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Ollie Velma Woods Kennedy was born in Ben Wheeler on March 13, 1919, to the parentage of Frank and Willie Woods. She was one of eighteen children, fifteen preceded her in death along with her parents and husband.
She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Prairie Creek C.M.E. Church. In 1945 she joined The St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, where she was a Deaconess on Deacon Board B and a member of the Joanna Williams Bible Class.
She was educated in the Prairie Creek Community High School, Ben Wheeler, TX and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, in Education.
She began her teaching career in Canton, Texas. In 1942 she married the love of her life Vernor Kennedy, who was serving in the Armed Forces. After completing his military service, they moved to Dallas Texas and she was employed by the Dallas Independent School District. Her teaching career spanned over 40 years.
She was active in her community where she was a dedicated Elections Clerk for many years. She was a member of Oak Cliff Community Awareness. She was also a member of the Court of Calanthe Order of Eastern Star.
She leaves to cherish her memories two sisters, Gladys Michaels, Ben Wheeler, Texas, Pinkie Hopkins, Los Angeles, CA, and one brother, Frank Woods, Jr., Ben Wheeler, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

St John Missionary Baptist Church


2600 South Marsalis Avenue, Dallas, TX,

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Born: March 13, 1919
Died: January 21, 2018

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MT posted on 2/21/18

My family and I will like to express our deepest condolence for your loss. The pain of losing someone dear to us can be unbearable. Turning to God in prayer can be a source of comfort. God will help your family cope during your time of grieve. God is near all those brokenhearted and crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18. Soon he will remove death forever and bring back our love ones who have died by means of a resurrection. Revelation 21:3,4 and Acts 24:15.


Maggie Bee posted on 2/20/18

Family, Please accept my condolences for the loss of Miss Ollie. This can be an overwhelming time emotionally, but God( Psalm 83:18 ) can comfort you. ( Psalm 94:19 )