August 30, 1944 – February 18, 2021
Carmen Anita McBride Kennedy, 76, of Farmerville, La. passed away on February 18, 2021 after a long battle with illness. While we know she is at peace and that her struggles are at an end, it is still difficult to say goodbye. We acknowledge our shared pain and sorrow, as she will be missed by many who loved her.
Although she is gone, she has left an eternal legacy of her love, devotion, intelligence, strength, beauty and grace to carry on. Carmen was a highly intelligent woman and worked most of her life in various business endeavors, an early career as a legal secretary, and later on working alongside her husband, by managing all the book work and financial duties of their business. She also enjoyed many hobbies and activities throughout her life. She was a shy buy accomplished pianist who loved all kinds of music. She was also a skilled outdoors-woman, who hunted and fished alongside the love of her life, devoted husband of 57 years, Jerry Kennedy. Together they shared a lifetime of making many warm memories and wonderful adventures. Carmen was also a talented seamstress and generously shared her gifts with her friends and family.
Among her many hobbies and enjoyments of life was her love of gardening. Her green thumb produced much beauty and bountiful harvests. She nurtured her family with the same patience and perseverance as her gardening and took great satisfaction in the beauty of her family, seeing the results of her labors of love grow and come to fruition.
Carmen was born to Earl & Josephine McBride in Eureka, Ca. She was the third of four siblings, Beverly, Ralph (Punch), and Dean (Butch). She spent her childhood in Samoa, Ca.
Carmen was a loving and devoted wife to Jerry Kennedy for 57 years and beloved mother to three children, Tammatha (Tammy), Tara and Thor. She has three grandchildren. She was an active member of Farmerville United Methodist Church. She loved singing in the choir among many other serving roles.