Brenda Joyce Kennedy
Brenda Joyce Kennedy
  • December 12, 1941 - August 23, 2017
  • Belmont, North Carolina

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Penny was a social butterfly who knew no stranger; but her first love was the Lord, her family and grandchildren. These words best describe Brenda "Penny" Kennedy, 75 who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born in Gaston County on December 12, 1941 to the late Robert and Ruby (Wingate) Setzer. Penny loved to cook, clean and do laundry. She arranged flowers for her church, loved Kit-Kats and coffee. All those who knew and loved her will miss her dearly.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Joyce Robinson and husband, Bryan of Gastonia, Emily Gregory and husband, Jason of Belmont; grandchildren, Kyndall Robinson, Shai Robinson and Jenna Robinson; brothers and sister, Gene Setzer of Clover, SC, Johnny Setzer in Concord, NC and Barbara Ann Chandler, Charlotte, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Kennedy.

A celebration of her life will be held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Springwood Free Will Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Silver will preside. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly, NC.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is proud to serve the Kennedy family.