Carl Joseph Kennedy

September 7, 1954November 16, 2020

Carl Joseph Kennedy, 66, was born on September 7, 1954 and passed away on November 16, 2020, in his native city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Carl began work with his father at John C. Kennedy Tax Service and also worked with Arthur Anderson and Wilson’s Jewelers Catalog Showrooms. He served on many boards throughout his life, as well as served as partner at Deloitte and Touche and as CFO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. He eventually started his own business, Carl J. Kennedy, CPA and Tax Form Filers, LLC. As well as being a certified public accountant, Carl was a creative fashion jewelry designer. He was an artist and loved creating beautiful things, which led him to open GetGifts. His latest company, Impressions by Joseph and Carl Kennedy Designs, allowed him to design and craft jewelry and glass creations. Carl loved showing his pieces at jewelry and craft shows, winning awards for his work. He was extremely talented and enjoyed painting and playing the piano. Carl was the life of any party. He loved helping people and was always providing his advice and experience to so many people who needed his help. Carl is survived by his wife, Cheryl Braud Kennedy; son, Austin Kennedy; daughter, Ashley Kennedy; grandchildren, Hanna and Caleb; sisters, Karen Saltalamacchia (A.J.), Christi Cutrer (David), and Kimberly Leep (Chris); brother, Todd Kennedy; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Morrell and Cathy Braud; brother-in-law, Glynn Braud; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Kennedy, and stepmother, Carolyn; mother, Rosalee Michelli Reed, and stepfather, Donald. A visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd, on Thursday, November 19, from 5 – 8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. George Catholic Church on Friday, November 20, at 10 am, followed by entombment in the church mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area.


  • Cheryl Braud Kennedy, Wife
  • Austin Kennedy, Son
  • Ashley Kennedy, Daughter
  • Hanna Kennedy, Granddaughter
  • Caleb Kennedy, Grandson
  • Karen Saltalamacchia (A.J.), Sister
  • Christi Cutrer (David), Sister
  • Kimberly Leep (Chris), Sister
  • Todd Kennedy, Brother
  • Kathryn Morrell, Sister-in-law
  • Cathy Braud, Sister-in-law
  • Glynn Braud, Brother-in-law
  • John Kennedy (Carolyn), Father (deceased)
  • Carolyn Kennedy (John), Stepmother (deceased)
  • Rosalee Michelli Reed (Donald), Mother (deceased)
  • Donald Reed (Rosalee), Stepfather (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 20, 2020

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Mona Morris

November 20, 2020

Cheryl, so sorry to hear of your loss. Carl was such a sweet and kind person. Please know that we have you and your family in our prayers. Love, Don & Mona Morris, Kimberly and Katelyn

Sheila Tibbetts

November 19, 2020

Cheryl, you and Carl have been wonderful friends. I met Carl while working at Deloitte, then met Cheryl while working at FNBB. Such a small world. So glad to have met you both. Rest In Peace Carl. You will be missed.

Carol Ann and Aunt DeDe Tisdale Bolton

November 19, 2020

RIP Carl you will be missed a lot Cuz God knew better that's why he chose You just a little too soon though. Love You!! Condolences to your Families and Friends.

Kathy Langlois

November 19, 2020

RIP cuz you will be missed....The langlois Family

Elnora/Mike Blanchard

November 19, 2020

To the Kennedy family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Carl. Know that y’all are in our thought and prayers. I am still in shock. We have known the Kennedy family as far back as his dad John. They had been doing our bookkeeping and tax papers as far back as 1968. Nicer people than that you can’t find. Carl was such a pleasant and understanding guy to talk to. He would take the time to respond anytime I had to call him about a question or problem. May GOD bless all of you. Prayers and hugs to all. He will be missed. Mike and Elnora Blanchard

Craig and Molly Puckett

November 18, 2020

Our hearts are heavy as we say Good Bye to one of the best people we were blessed to call a friend. He was kind, fun, smart, caring and we had so many good times, talks and fun with Carl and Cheryl. On top of being such a great friend, Carl was our accountant and business advisor and the best. But he was the best at catching the most Mardi Gras beads! We love and miss you already. Carl, Your time on this Earth was cut too short but you have earned your Angel Wings. Blessings, we will never forget you.

Cheryl and all of the Kennedy family, our deepest condolences, our hearts are with you as you make your way through this difficult period. Cheryl, we are here for you and let us know what we can do for you. Love you.

Craig, Molly, Tyler, Carter and Kennedy Puckett

Heather Binder

November 18, 2020

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Carl. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him.
~Robert, Heather, and Viviane

Kelly and Chris Ducote

November 18, 2020

We are devastated to hear of Carl’s death. He was such a fun loving guy. Cheryll please know we are praying for you and your loss.

Michael and Janet Wallace

November 18, 2020

What can I say about my dear cousin Carl?

He was “One of a Kind”, He was always the life of the party, He was his own man, He loved family and friends dearly.

He and I shared the same views on political issues and I always looked forward to his post on social media or talking to him in person. He was so dedicated to his beliefs. I do wish he could have seen Trump win another term!!!

Cheryl and the entire Kennedy family, we lift you up in prayer. I know what we have once enjoyed with loved ones we can never lose. All those that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Hold on to the memories! ❤️🙏🏼❤️

Carl, you have fought the good fight, You have finished the race, You kept the faith.

Rest In Peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Till we meet again! 💙


Madison Saltalamacchia

November 18, 2020

I love you so much, Uncle Carl. I am so grateful to have been your goddaughter! I will carry our family memories forever.


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