John Wesley Kennedy Jr.

November 11, 1947May 10, 2018

John Wesley Kennedy, Jr., 70, formerly of Greensboro, NC, and a well-loved resident at the Lancashire Convalescent Center in Kilmarnock, VA since 2007, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

He was predeceased by his parents, John W. Kennedy and Melva D. Kennedy of Greensboro, NC. He is survived by his sisters Marcia Kennedy Billups (Andrew) and Melva Kennedy Greene (Randy); nieces, Heather Cox (Chris); and their children Keegan and Kate, Courtney Joyner (Jim) and their children Zachary, Hunter and Seth, and Cameron Carter (David Greennagel) and their son Kai.

Johnnie was an active member of First Baptist Church and belonged to the Happy Hearts Sunday School class. Johnnie loved his family, church, and music.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to The Arc of Greensboro, Inc., 14-B Oak Branch Drive Greensboro, NC 27407. This organization is of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. Johnnie's father was very active in getting group homes started through this organization.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Lancashire and Hospice of Virginia for the kind and loving care given to Johnnie.

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  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 13, 2018


  • Interment

John Wesley Kennedy Jr.

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Fairey Horton

May 12, 2018

I met John when I visited his mom on behalf of First Baptist Church. After getting to know the family, my husband and/or I often stopped by to get John so he could ride to church with us. I eventually lost touch with the family but often think about them whenever I drive past their Greensboro house. My sincerest sympathy to all of John's family.