Juanette Kennedy Thomas

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Juanette Kennedy Thomas, 47, a resident of the Stateline community, died at her home Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. She was born Sept. 1, 1965, in Bogalusa, the daughter of Jay “JB” and Joan Pace Kennedy.

She graduated from Columbia Academy in 1983 and Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998. She was a teacher at Thomas Elementary for 14 years. She was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan Thomas of Stateline community; two daughters, Megan (Jody) Hebert of Franklinton and Leslie (Andrew) Hinton of Pine; a sister, Jackie (Donald) Williams of Denham Springs; six grandchildren, Ben Hinton, Emilyn Hebert, Destin Hebert, Breanna Hebert, Camryn Hebert and Aleia Hebert; her parents, Jay “JB” and Joan Pace Kennedy of Angie; her mother-in-law, Leadette Thomas of Sandy Hook, Miss.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Justin Ben Kennedy and Jeffery Kennedy; grandparents, Winfred “Dutch” and Betty Pace; and father-in-law, Dan Thomas.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Statline Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until time for the funeral services at 2 p.m., with Bro. Eric Williams and Bro. Chris Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Seals Cemetery in Stateline.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Briarwood Baptist Church.

To view and sign online, visit www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.