Elizabeth Peake Kennedy

January 5, 1920April 13, 2018

Elizabeth Peake Kennedy

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Kennedy age 98, passed away Friday April 13, 2018. Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Today April 15, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. She was born January 5, 1920, in Glenn Springs, South Carolina. She was married to the late Walker William Kennedy of Pacolet, South Carolina. Their only son, William Peake Kennedy was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 15, 1944. After his birth, and the end of WWII, Walker and Lib returned to Glenn Springs to work in the manufacturing of textiles and linens. Many years later Lib attended Business School and started her career in bookkeeping. By age 54, Lib and Walker moved to Orlando, Florida, to be near their son and family. She worked with her son at Thayers Pharmacy, and later Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation. She retired at 96 years young and lived peacefully in Winter Park, Florida, and finally returned to South Carolina in 2017. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Glenn Springs, South Carolina and attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Orlando, Florida. She was an active participant in various committees at Church, including the Altar Guild and Choir. Lib is survived by her son, William Peake Kennedy of Lexington, South Carolina, his wife Lou Wood Kennedy, two granddaughters Ashley Kennedy Whitner and her two sons, Walker and Davis Whitner, granddaughter Courtney Kennedy McGowan, husband Jimmy McGowan, their daughter Mary and son Quinn and granddaughter, Xanna Bailey and husband, Travis. A funeral will be conducted Monday, April 16, 2018, in Orlando, Florida at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 11:00 a.m. A Graveside service will follow at Glenhaven Cemetery where Lib will be interred next to her beloved husband, Walker. The family greatly appreciates the care Lib received from Agape Hospice and McLeod Healthcare, especially from Megan, Gina, Jessica and Melissa In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, 3685 Glenn Springs Rd. Spartanburg SC 29302


  • Calvary Episcopal Church


  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018

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Williams Family

April 16, 2018

Condolences to the Kennedy family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Melisa Mcleod

April 16, 2018

Libby never met a stranger. That is how I met her and how I will choose to remember her.. she would insist that the new friend sit down and tell her how they were doing. I’ve never seen anything like it. Seeing that graciousness made me want to be like her. Moving through the 9 months that I knew Libby, I learned about her life and her great loves, Bill, Walker, her sister and brother and her mother and father. She spoke often of Glen Springs. She told me how hard she worked in her life. She also never wanted to be alone. I am so incredibly blessed to have known this truly amazing, loving, caring woman. May God rest her soul. We love You Libby.

Susan (Sue) Peake Cherry-Casey

April 14, 2018

Dear Bill and Lou!
Lib (Did) was a wonderful and loving aunt. Always a smile and I thank God everyday for the memories of spending the days in their home as a child when mom and day were away and I had a loving home to stay. She hated the sound of the BEATLES but let me enjoy them! I loved both of them both like a second set of parents. Lib was so sweet and never spoke a bad word against anyone. She will be missed by all of us. One more little note, she was a good country cook and I learned a lot from her about cooking cakes, pies and good meals! Love to all of you, we are always Glenn Springs family forever, come home when you can, you are always welcome.
Sue and family