Thelma Wright Kennedy

May 13, 1935July 11, 2018

Thelma Wright Kennedy passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the age of 83. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her very memorable life. She was the cherished wife of the late Billy Earl Kennedy. Loving mother of Bobbie Jo Wilson (Kevin), Billie P. Walsh (Alan), Billy D. Kennedy (Lori) and the late Robert E. Kennedy. Daughter of the late Robert and Lena Hamilton Wright. Sister of Ruth Maples, Opal Hanna, Orbie Wright and the late Mae Cunningham, Myrtle Decker, Hazel Colglazier, Mildred Owens, James Wright and Roy Wright. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her 8 grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was well loved and affectionately known for her good nature and generous heart. She will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who treasured her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, followed by a celebration of Thelma’s life beginning at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018

Thelma Wright Kennedy

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Mark Hamrick

July 14, 2018

I’m so sorry I won’t be able to be there with you. I have nothing but great memories of you mom. Especially her cornbread. It’s little but endearing to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and may God be with each of you today.
- Mark