Kenneth Jay Comfort
8 September, 1955 – 24 December, 2020
On Thursday, December 24, 2020, Kenneth (Ken) Jay Comfort, was called to his heavenly home at the age of 65.
Ken was born on September 8, 1955 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Kenneth and Harriet (King) Comfort. Ken was raised in New York, NY until age 12 when his family relocated to the Capital District area near Albany, NY. Ken and wife Rebecca (Becky) lived in Albany until 2014 when they relocated to Porter, TX to be closer to family.
Ken attended Hudson Valley Community College where he earned his Associates Degree. He also served in the United States Air Force in Okinawa, Japan.
Ken loved music, attending concerts, theatrical performances and traveling. He and Becky traveled extensively with his parents visiting many cities in Europe, The United Kingdom, Morocco, and Turkey. Ken relished the time he spent with Becky in designing Christian greeting cards and calendars to share with their friends and family. Ken always had a story to tell and could be counted on to reach out to his friends, near and far, with a phone call just to check in with them, maintaining life-long friendships with many.
Ken held a lifelong interest in the teachings of Christ and when living in NY was an active member of Latham Bible Church, Latham, NY and Upon This Rock Tabernacle Ministry Albany, NY. He later became a member of Embassy Church Porter, TX and Xceleration Church, Humble TX, making many friends within the Church community.
Ken was a caring and compassionate man, and following in the footsteps of his parents, Ken became a strong advocate of those receiving services in the mental health community. Ken was always available to provide emotional support, encouragement and comfort to others.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, and his mother Harriet. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca Ball-Comfort, nieces Amy Anderson, Laurel Krueger, Elise Ball, Ashley Ball and his nephews Michael Wetherbee, Joseph Ball, Liam Wetherbee, cousin Kathy Hughes and his great nieces and nephews, Ryan, Madison, Katelyn, Ethan, Max and Emilia, with whom he cherished spending time and being Uncle Kenny.
Ken often joked and pranked, bringing a laugh or a smile to you when you didn’t realize how much you needed it. His heart was always full of joy, and he often mused that he wished others could feel as much joy as he had.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Kingwood Funeral Home, Kingwood, TX on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Ken will be interred with military honors at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY.
Saturday, 9 January , 2021
Kenneth Jay Comfort
Vernon & Mona VanZant
9 January 2021
It was a blessing to know that we had a New York connection when we arrived to Texas in 2014. Kenny and Becky gave us the full 411 about this great state and made us feel comfortable in deciding to make the move from New York. He did the best he could to forewarn us about Texas's outrageous heat lol!
Vernon and I still chuckle about the time in Albany New York when Kenny had me to pray for his deceased cat. Kenny was very hesitant at 1st to ask me because he heard that I recently received my ministry papers. One thing for sure if I wasn't able to comfort someone about their beloved pet then I definitely wasn't call to the ministry. Thank you Kenny for stretching our faith in Jesus!
PS thank you for telling us about Buccee's and we will see you in the FUTURE!
9 January 2021
Sorry to hear that you have left this earth my brother but I know that God had his arms open for you I remember when I met you for the first time my brother-in-law Stacy was going to paint your house and you guys asked me would I be interested in finishing painting the house and and I said no problem a week later you had moved everything in you crank that music up It was so loud I was embarrassed becauseI thought your neighbors were going to call the police on you but you didn't care you just kept playing and I just smiled. And then after that you introduce me to the mega House with your parents livedbut the way you introduce that house to me was it's just a little house historical house it's not big and I just laughed cannot forget running to the store to go get some dunkin' donuts coffee and Starbucks didn't make a difference but you had to have one every three hours you would wake up and run to get the coffee and I would just tag along with you so to end this I just want to say rest in peace my brother and also know that you are not forgotten in Jesus name I pray amen
6 January 2021
I'll miss you my friend but we know to be absENT from the body is to be present will the Lord as apostle Paul said 2 Timothy 4:7-8
King James Version
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
6 January 2021
I send my most sincere sympathy to my dear friend Becky, and all of Becky's family. Ken was a lifelong friend to my family, the Kelly's of Cohoes, NY as his mother and my mother were close friends. My first memory of Ken was when he was a 17 yr. old teenager sitting in my living room as my brother Jim's friend and when he visited with Harriet and Jerry at our summer home in St. Andrews, NB Canada. I spent many happy days with Ken and Becky when they lived in Albany making 'peanut butter and banana sandwiches' in their kitchen! Ken could always make me laugh and shared his exceptional knowledge of Music and Opera with me. Ken changed my life forever by sharing the Word of God with me by phone and made me a much better person. May you be with Jesus in Eternity now; beloved and irreplaceable friend, Kenny.
3 January 2021
Yes Ken or Kenny was a great friend to have. We shared many things together over these 50 years that I knew him.
His passing struck my hard. We were talking only the day before by phone about the Christmas coming and plans.
So it was a true shock to hear of his passing from my sister Victoria who was also a close friend and also was in shock and greifing his loss.
Kenny was a great guy, compassionate guy who gave from heart.
When my father passed away he came down to our house where Tory and I lived to show his respects. Very thoughtful. We will never forget U Kenny. You were good friend. Will miss you very much.
With love and condolences to Becky
and family. Jim Kelly