Thursday 18 Oct 2018


Anthony Ray “Tony” Kennedy

January 9, 56,

Anthony Ray “Tony” Kennedy, 56, passed away on Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Tony was born in Wilson County on November 21, 1961 to Ashley and Ann Smith Kennedy of Pikeville. He was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church and the Crusaders for Christ Sunday School class. Tony was well known for his work at J.C. Penney for ten years. He was a warrior and he fought for his life until the last minute. Tony accepted his illness with grace, dignity and humbleness and used his condition to lift others.

A service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Barry Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, Tony is survived by his brother, Gregory Kennedy and wife Amanda of Pulaski, NY; nephews, Shaun Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy, Colby Kennedy, and Shane Kennedy; and five great nieces and nephews.

Tony was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Perry and Pearl Smith and his paternal grandparents, Iredell and Dessie Kennedy.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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