Horace Lee Kennedy affectionately known as "Horse", "Speedy", "Horse Cartwright", and to the kids of the community as "Grand Daddy". Horace was born on October 24, 1949 to Mr. Audrey and Mrs. Maebell Kennedy in Pass- Christian, Mississippi. Horace was the second eldest of eight siblings. In 1961, he and his
family moved to Evanston, Illinois.
Horace went through the Evanston public school system and he was a graduate of Evanston Township High School in 1966. He was employed for many years with the City of Evanston. Horace accepted the Lord as his personal Lord and savior Jesus Christ at an early age. He grew up in Springfield Missionary Baptist
Church under the pastorate of the Late Rev. L.M. Geter. Horace met the love of his life, Claudia Evans, in 1968 and were married March 1971. To this union bore three children, Debbie Ann Kennedy-Kirkland, LaWonda Michelle Kennedy, and Deminco McKinzie Kennedy:
Horace enjoyed spending time with family and friends and watching his sports games as well as his old western shows. Horace was preceded in death by both parents, Audrey and Maebell Kennedy; his four brothers, Benjamin Kennedy, Kirk Kennedy, James Kennedy and Melvin Kennedy; and his children, Deminco
Kennedy and Debbie Kirkland.
Horace leaves to cherish his memories his daughter, La Wonda Kennedy; his loving companion, Claudia Evans; his grandchildren, LaKeisha, Kejuan, LaTanya, Donte' (Mellisa), Marquis, Tiawana, Lanae', Alicia and Larry Jr.; his seven great-grandchildren; his siblings, Pete (Gwendolyn) Carr, Melvina (Donald) Kennedy,
Deborah Kennedy Carr, Kevin (Joanne) Kennedy; his son-in-law, Rev. Eric Kirkland; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be fondly remembered by his best friends and brothers, Bernard "Bernie" Lytle and ~r. William Hicks, Sr.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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