Obituaries

Raymond Kennedy

January 16, 1971 - November 23, 2018

Raymond Kennedy

Obituary

Raymond Kennedy, 47, of Belvidere, IL passed away November 23, 2018. He came into this world January 16, 1971 in Chicago, IL to two loving parents, Morris and Diane (Sutton) Kennedy. Raymond graduated from Belvidere High School and continued his education at Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a member of the US Navy from 1991 to 1998 and was proud to serve his country. Raymond previously did phlebotomy work at OSF St. Anthony’s and later worked as a material handler at Bergner’s. He began his spiritual journey when became baptized in Detroit, MI. He loved music and sports, especially watching the Bears and Golden State Warriors on television. Raymond also enjoyed track and field. He ran college track at the University of Dubuque.

Raymond is loved and will be missed by his children, Tyress, Jordan, Maxwell, and Mariah Kennedy; siblings, Richard (Amy) Kennedy and Morris (Anna) Kennedy Jr.; grandchild, Kaliah; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Ruby Kennedy; maternal grandparents, Willia Mae and Sam Sutton; and uncles, Steve Robinson, John Kennedy, Louis Kennedy, Lucious Kennedy, and Larry Kennedy.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 until time of service. Burial we be at Belvidere Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018. Memorials under Raymond’s name may be made out to Rockford Rescue Mission or the Salvation Army. To share a condolence or light a candle please visit www.Andersonfcs.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, December 1, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 until time of service.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
3:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial we be at Belvidere Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018.

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My sincere condolences go out to the entire Kennedy family, past present and future. I recalled Raymond as a unique spirit that brought laughter, love and and his own unique blend of awesomeness. I apologize for the belated nature of this message as I have just heard of this. May peace love and light surround you as you celebrate the life of the man he was and keep his memory alive.

Michael Harling 2018-12-03T11:49:55

Morris and Diane,

I enjoyed going through high school with Raymond and sharing so many life experiences. He was so impressive in so many areas of his life, especially his talent in rack and field. I enjoyed running the 4×400 really and handing the baton to Raymond. You knew you could count in Raymond to win. I also worked with Ray on hot summer days. We had a lot of fun. May God be with you as you mourn the loss of an awesome soul. I’m thankful I knew Raymond.

Rob Hyland 2018-12-01T22:32:55

Morris and Diane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. We love you all. We are sorry for the hurt and pain you are going through with the loss of your son, Raymond Kennedy. Know that God is with you and HE will soon ease your pain. I know it’s hard, but please try to eat and get as much rest as you can. Again, we love you, and we are thinking about the. Lou, Ann, Ingram

Angela V. Payne and Louise Lane. 2018-11-30T22:12:48

My sincere sympathies 😢

Michelle Kennedy 2018-11-30T21:09:14

We are so very sorry to hear about your family’s loss and hope you have been able to find some peace reminiscing about memories together. You are all in our thoughts & prayers, xoxo.

Donald & Brittany Difford 2018-11-30T18:38:58

Morris and Diane,
I went to high school with your son. Even way back then he was an amazing person. I was bullied and picked on during school, Ray always had my back. Just a good guy, so sorry for your loss.

david 2018-11-29T12:50:06

Morris and Richard- it has been a long time ago but sure not forgotten. So sorry and sad to hear about Ray. My thoughts are with you and the family.
Svenja (from Germany)

Svenja 2018-11-29T11:34:24

Morris you and your Family
are in our thought and prayers .
We send you our love.

Oma and Opa Hall 2018-11-29T08:46:41

Morris and Diane ,
I’m sending my deepest condolences , prayers to you and family. May God give you the strength needed to move forward without the presence of your son! Love you All!
“Gone But Not Forgotten”

Amanda Rodriguez 2018-11-29T08:02:46

We are so sorry for your loss.
-Michelle & Avery Marcomb

Michelle Marcomb 2018-11-29T07:14:26

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