Daisy Lea Alexander Kennedy: Sunrise – October 13, 1932-Sunset – November 23, 2012
By Staff writer
Daisy Lea Alexander Kennedy, the fifth of five children, was born in Evergreen, Alabama on October 3, 1932 to the late Delilah and Richard Alexander. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Alexander and her sister Mary Chaplin.
At an early age the family moved to Pensacola, Florida where she was educated in the Escambia County Public School System. Upon graduation from Booker T. Washington High School, she attended Florida A & M University where Daisy received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Daisy Kennedy had a passion for teaching children and mentoring many. She worked tirelessly for 37 years in the Broward County Public School System. Ms. Daisy also had a solid hand in teaching her grandchildren the basics from handwriting and reading to math.
She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Piney Grove since 1956 until her health began to decline. Mrs. Daisy was a songbird from heaven in the choir singing sprano. Daisy Kennedy was the first chairperson of the church directory, a past president of the Pastor’s Aide, a former Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Hospitality Committee, and an active member of the Missionary Circle of Mary of Bethany. She also started the noonday bible study.
Daisy Kennedy was involved in the community through several organizations. She was strong supporter of FAMU Alumni Association, the Golden Heights Neighborhood Association, the Kappa Silhouettes and the Retired Teachers’ Association.
Daisy was united in holy matrimony to Arthur W. Kennedy on July 8, 1984. With this union came an awesome blended family of siblings. She would proudly say I have seven children and 18 grandchildren. She can now boast of nine great-grands with one on the way.
Daisy Kennedy leaves to cherish her wonderful memory a loving and devoted husband, Arthur Kennedy, her children, Sharon Telfer of Winter Haven, Fla.; Lennard Robinson, Sr. of Plantation, Fla.; Janice (Jerome) Boger of Conyers, GA; Michael Bruce (Joyce Marie) Kennedy of Miramar, Fla.; Vikki Johnson of New Carrollton, Md.; Arthur (Yolanda) Kennedy of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Jill Kennedy of Plantation, Fla.; her grandchildren, Patrick, Shante, Shannon, Daima, Danielle (Marcus), Trawick, Kendall, Bryce, David (Amanda), Kasey Korey, Kiara, Daniel, Lennard, Moriah, Marion, Rico, Alex and Tyler; her great-grandchildren, Marcus, Kamari, Lauren, Elijah, Ayden, Cameryn, Khambrea, King and Kennedy; two brothers, Henderson Alexander and William Crosby; one sister, Alberta Lewis; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; her God-daughter, Deetra Durham, and countless friends; two very special friends, Mary Ellen Sands and Jackie Hall.