Wallace Joseph Kennerson Jr.

August 31, 1952January 1, 2019

Wallace Joseph Kennerson Jr., 66, of Opelousas, Lousiana was called to eternal rest on January 1, 2019, unexpectedly. He was welcomed into this world on August 31, 1952, by the late Mary Johnson Kennerson and Wallace Joseph Kennerson Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Paul Kennerson.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. While serving in the United States Navy, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Wallace was an avid horseman and trail rider. He would do trail rides through Alabama, Mississippi, Lousiana, and Texas. He always looked forward to the week-long ride in Houston, Texas. He was the owner of W&B Stables for many years, along with his beloved wife, Beverly Kennerson.

He leaves to celebrate his life, a loving and devoted wife, Dr. Beverly WIlson Kennerson; five devoted children, Tanya Green (Antonio), Kimberly Kennerson Charles, Yolanda Renee Moore, Wallace Carver Kennerson, and Schon Kennerson; he leaves behind eleven grandchildren, one devoted grandson, James Charles Charles; one sister, Shirley Resa Ellis of Houston, Texas and one brother, Patrick Kennerson of London, England; two uncles, Earl Johnson (Clara) of Opelousas, Lousiana and Peter J. Wilson Sr. of San Antonio, Texas; one aunt, Carlene W. Morris of Mobile, Alabama; four sister-in-laws, Naweta F. Peters, Inez R. Tucker, Karen Days, all of Mobile, Alabama, Lucretia Smitherman (Michael) of Tacoma, Washington, Rosa L. Richardson of Kansas, Missouri, and Patricia Eddins (Mitchell) of Jackson, Mississippi; three brother-in-laws, Morris C. Wilson Sr. (Hattye) and Gerald B. London, both of Mobile, Alabama, and Rev. John S. Jones (Deborah) of Kansas City, Missouri. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and dear friends, Elmer Craig, Willie Malone, and Kelvin Cheeseboro of Mobile, Alabama and Robert Owens of Opelousas, Lousiana.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Wallace Joseph Kennerson Jr.

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Harrison & Waynetta Black

January 12, 2019

Wallace has always been a quiet, gentle warrior who loved horses.
We, as members of the Bay Area Riding Club will certainly miss him. But most importantly, he will be riding horses now, with the angels in heaven and his Savior. Ride on gentle warrior. We shall miss you.

Harrison and Waynetta Black

Deborah Greene Clark

January 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family. I remember class of 1973 Washington High was me and you and Sandra Kennerson thought Opelousas High was all that. The many conversations we had joking. We graduated and everybody went there way. I often though of you and Joseph Curtis and where you you live. I'm so sorry to have to see you this way. Take your rest Wallace Kennerson. To your wife and children and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God strengthen you all as you day your final farewell. He's forever in your heart.

Celina Richard

January 10, 2019

Dearest cousin we just saw you in August when you supported us as we laid our beloved mama to rest( Annie Hilda). Then you were back when we laid our beloved father(Uncle Earl) to rest in October.. Who could imagine that this would be our last time seeing you. We loved you and we will surely miss you. You and Cousin Donald were our family cowboys. You both loved horses and trail rides. We the Guidry family send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Beverly , your children , your siblings , our cousins and your eentire family and friends. You were a Great Cousin and you Wallace Jr. is gone but you will never be forgotten. Guidry and Kennerson families.

Tomzie Williams

January 9, 2019

I will always remember Wallace. My horse(Swinger) was in his care for 18 months , while I served 18 months of deployment in the USA.
Rest in peace my friend. Condolences to Beverly and Family. I pray for peace and healing in your time of bereavement .
Tomzie Williams and Family