OBITUARY

Martha Christian Kennedy

August 20, 1954September 25, 2021
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Martha Christian (Mitchell) Kennedy, R.N., CRN-FA, 67, of Afton, passed away on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Mrs. Kennedy was born on August 20, 1954 in Waynesboro and was a daughter of the late John Riley Mitchell, Jr., and Edna Christian Mitchell. She retired after 40 years of work as a Registered Nurse working at both Augusta Health and Waynesboro Community Hospital. Martha served in Guatemala as a missionary for Health Talents International. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Martha also enjoyed quilting and playing the piano.

On March 20, 1971 she married Terry Lee Kennedy Sr., who survives.

In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by a son, Terry Lee Kennedy Jr., and wife Mitzi of Afton; a daughter, Caitlin Kennedy of Afton; two sisters, Mary Dodd and husband Phil of Afton, Margaret Ann White and husband Lindy of Amherst; six grandchildren, Annaliese Kennedy, Wyatt Kennedy, Harley Kennedy, Madison Kennedy, Bailey Kennedy, Auden Kennedy; and special friends, Shantel Brinkley, Angela Kennedy, and Betty Nugent.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Scott Kennedy.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11 AM at Rodes United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Robertson-Gouge officiating. The family requests that masks be worn inside the church and that social distancing seating requirements be followed. The service will also be broadcast on FM Channel 91.5 if you desire to listen to the service from your vehicle in the parking lot.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association of Virginia and West Virginia, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Riley Mitchell, Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Edna Christian Mitchell, Mother (deceased)
  • Jeremy Scott Kennedy, Son (deceased)
  • Terry Lee Kennedy Sr., Husband
  • Terry (Mitzy) Kennedy Jr., Son
  • Caitlin Kennedy, Daughter
  • Mary (Phil) Dodd, Sister
  • Margaret (Lindy) White, Sister
  • Annaliese Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Wyatt Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Harley Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Madison Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Bailey Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Auden Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Shantel Brinkley, Special Friend
  • Angela Kennedy, Special Friend
  • Betty Nugent, Special Friend
  • DONATIONS

  • American Diabetes Association of Virginia and West Virginia

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 1, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment

Memories

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Beverley Crickenberger

September 30, 2021

My heart goes out to all of Martha's family. I am so fortunate to have wonderful and fond memories of our childhood friendship, from 4-H camp, Van Riper's Lake, Mitchell family camping trips, horseback riding, weekend stayovers with (Aunt) Margaret White to a summer of painting Mr. Swain's fence with somedays more paint on us than the fence. Thanks to Martha's siblings for letting us tag along with them on many adventures. I love Martha and will always cherish our memories together.
Beverley Martin Crickenberger

Margaret Willis

September 29, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Debbie Williamson (Fox)

September 28, 2021

My thoughts are with you all. I have fond memories of Martha and Margret. Some of Mary as well. We all grew up together in Afton. My thoughts are with you all.
Fond memories at Van Ripers Lake, High school and many more. Please take care. My love to all.
Debbie Fox Williamson.

Rita Kostoff

September 28, 2021

It's just hard to look at Martha's picture and believe she's no longer with us. We all grew up together. Her and her sisters and my family and others all around the same age. But Martha had a nice welcoming committer when she got to Heaven. Her mother and father and her son. Plus other family members lost too soon. Prayers for her family left behind to cherish her memory.

Sandra Flintom

September 28, 2021

I worked with Martha in the OR. Many memories. She will be sadly missed.
Sandra Flintom,RN,MSN, CFNP

Charlotte McAlister

September 28, 2021

So many hours spent with Martha working in the OR at Waynesboro and Augusta. Great memories! RIP Martha.
Gone but never forgotten.

Pat Allen

September 28, 2021

I worked with Martha in the OR. She was always caring of the patient and knowledgable in what she did. She will be missed! Rest well Martha!!!

Courtney Quillen

September 27, 2021

I've known Martha my entire life....Martha always had a story to tell that often included my mom, Sandy T, and their antics 🤣she was a wonderful life long friend to my mom and was there for us all in ways I'll forever be grateful for. I hope they've reunited and are both up there fussing at us to dry our eyes down here. All of our love to her family as you navigate the days and years ahead. -Courtney and family

Lena Patterson

September 27, 2021

Martha was one of my mentors when I started in the OR seventeen years ago. I was so afraid of her because she was so good at her job and I felt so inadequate. But I learned to stay quiet and learn from her. Martha, thank you for teaching me and being patient with me. Thank you for your friendship and guidance. You will be missed so much. May God comfort your family and friends during this difficult time.

Lynn Rowe

September 27, 2021

To all of Martha’s family. I’ve been friends with her for 50 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was the one who took care of everyone. She will be missed by many, especially me.

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Biography

Martha Christian (Mitchell) Kennedy, R.N., CRN-FA, 67, of Afton, passed away on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Mrs. Kennedy was born on August 20, 1954 in Waynesboro and was a daughter of the late John Riley Mitchell, Jr., and Edna Christian Mitchell. She retired after 40 years of work as a Registered Nurse working at both Augusta Health and Waynesboro Community Hospital. Martha served in Guatemala as a missionary for Health Talents International. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Martha also enjoyed quilting and playing the piano.

On March 20, 1971 she married Terry Lee Kennedy Sr., who survives.

In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by a son, Terry Lee Kennedy Jr., and wife Mitzi of Afton; a daughter, Caitlin Kennedy of Afton; two sisters, Mary Dodd and husband Phil of Afton, Margaret Ann White and husband Lindy of Amherst; six grandchildren, Annaliese Kennedy, Wyatt Kennedy, Harley Kennedy, Madison Kennedy, Bailey Kennedy, Auden Kennedy; and special friends, Shantel Brinkley, Angela Kennedy, and Betty Nugent.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Scott Kennedy.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11 AM at Rodes United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Robertson-Gouge officiating. The family requests that masks be worn inside the church and that social distancing seating requirements be followed. The service will also be broadcast on FM Channel 91.5 if you desire to listen to the service from your vehicle in the parking lot.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association of Virginia and West Virginia, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com