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JoAnn Kennedy

May 17, 1944June 12, 2021
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JoAnn R. Kennedy went peacefully to see the Lord and her beloved husband John D. Kennedy on June 12, 2021. JoAnn was born in Taft, Texas on May 17, 1944, and was raised by her loving grandparents Calistro and Maria Peralez. Her family moved to Brownfield, Texas in the late 50’s were she lived for 30 years and raised her 3 children. She moved to Houston in the early 90’s where she met the love of her life, John D. Kennedy. They were married on July 29, 1995. JoAnn was a beautiful smart creative person who loved helping people with her gift of decorating for any occasion. She loved to craft, sew and loved to travel. She was loved by all who knew her. JoAnn is preceded in death by her 3 infant daughters, 2 brothers and a sister, her loving grandparents and her beloved husband John. JoAnn is survived by her children; Jocque Garcia and his wife Rosalita of Odessa, Texas, Janet Johnson and her husband Byron of Denton, Texas, Jennifer Baldridge of Mobile, Alabama and Sandy King and her husband Charlie of Cypress, Texas, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren that lovingly knew her as Nannie. The family will receive friends, Thursday, June 17, 2021, 5pm-8pm at the Heights Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6pm that evening. The funeral is scheduled for Friday, 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4419 N. Main St. Houston, Texas 77009. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Jocque Garcia and his wife Rosalita, Son
  • Janet Johnson and her husband Byron, Daughter
  • Jennifer Baldridge, Daughter
  • Sandy King and her husband Charlie, Daughter
  • John D. Kennedy, Husband (deceased)
  • 4 brothers, 4 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021

Memories

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Sue Pence

June 17, 2021

Oh, Ms. JoAnn, you will be missed. You are a very special and unique person with the most joyous personality that you used every day. I must say I was so shocked to hear of your passing because everything you pursued was with sheer elegance, excitement and with a glowing smile on your face. Your passing has again reminded me of how really short our lives are and that God has regained a beautiful soul. Good night my little firecracker, rest well my friend.💖

Ana Hodges

June 17, 2021

Mathew hodges

June 17, 2021

I will always love you and miss you lots!!!

Ana Hodges

June 17, 2021

Tia JoAnn,

You are such a beautiful soul. We treasure every memory we have of you. Thank you for being there for all of us. I remember when you use to make matching shirts and skirts for me as a child. We always laugh when Richard use to say you had orange hair. Thank you for always being there for us and always had advice and never judged us when we had a problem. Family was always important to you and it shows in all the love of you gave to your family. We always love how you supported the Dallas Cowboys because you swear we were somehow related to Tony Romo. We will miss going to church with you and eating Cracker Barrel. We love you and will miss you dearly. We are happy to know you will be reunited with Uncle John.

Love always ,
Apollo, (pollito chiquito) Ana, Oly, Richard and Steve

Ariyana Garcia

June 17, 2021

Ronnie Lee Hodges

June 17, 2021

I first send my sincere condolences, Prayers, and Best regards to ALL touched by the life of Tia’ Joann. My personal opportunity to share in her life along side her children, as if I were her own!! Is and always will be some of the most memorable times of my life! I too thank her children for allowing me, as we did them, to feel like family. Not just as cousins, but Truly, as bothers and sisters. I especially remember spending summers together!!
I’m comforted, as I believe her family is, in knowing the fact that she is VERY Happy in Heaven alongside her beloved husband John!!
Rather than Just saying “Rest In Peace Tia’”!! I say, respectfully, “ Go enjoy every moment of your life in Heaven!!” Till I see you again Love and Prayers!❤️🙏🏽

Gary Hodges

June 17, 2021

Dear Tia, I love you and I miss you more than I can put into words! You are an AMAZING person! You are very sweet and always knew how to speak to someone from the heart and your words resonated with people because, you are able to touch the heart of anyone and everyone who you spoke with! One of the MANY things that I respect about you is the fact that you could always help someone turn a negative feeling and leave the person or people feeling better and more positive about themselves and/or the situation. You are one of the most compassionate people I've ever had the opportunity and pleasure of knowing! You were AND are hands down, my MOST FAVORITE Aunt out of many! I love and miss you beyond words and you'll ALWAYS be in my heart!!! Love you SO MUCH!!!
With sincere love ALWAYS,
Gary Jr.

Donny Huerta

June 16, 2021

My loving cousins; My heart breaks for you all, your mama was such a beautiful, loving woman. I remember all of our visits in Brownfield your mom always made it our home too, full of laughter, and great food. We shared so many memories that I will forever treasure.
May our Lord bless you all with peace and rest during this difficult time.
Love you all.
Donny, Carla & Cameron Huerta

Gary and Nancy Hodges

June 16, 2021

We remember the good times, with Tia JoAnn and Uncle John, when they stay in their RV at Primrose Lane in Bryan, Tx.
Tia was so kind a giving. We were heartbroken, when Uncle John passed away. And now we are heartbroken about out Tia passing away.
We are “happy” to know, she has reunited with her husband in that “awesome” place called Heaven.
We will always remember her smile and smart mouth. Never a dull moment with her. We are sending prayers to her children and the rest of her family.
We love you Tia and we will see you again, when it’s our turn. Love never dies. Your “spirit” is with us.
The Hodges Family
Gary, Nancy, Gary Jr., Bridgette, Christopher, Stephanie, Isaiah and Junior

Carrie Black

June 16, 2021

This beautiful lady, always dressed to the nines and sharp as a tack. She was a positive presence willing to help adult or child anytime and anywhere. She would go to students homes to help their parents fill out proper paperwork that would help their child get a hot meal. She would send me bible verses when I was down. She was a dear friend to me and I will miss her. I posted a picture of her standing next to a Charlie Brown poster I had up for the cafeteria. She said she always liked Charlie Brown stories.

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