Published 11:26 am Thursday, May 5, 2016
On May 2, 2016, Andrew Brian Kennedy went to be with our Lord. He passed at North Oaks Hospital after an ATV accident. He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him very much. He was an incredibly loved person with a happy-go-lucky nature who would help anyone without expecting anything in return. He loved the Lord, his family, and to have a good time.
He was born at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington on Oct. 20, 1993 and lived in the Stateline community his entire life. He went to Varnado Elementary School and graduated from Pine High School in 2012. He graduated in 2015 from Northshore Community Technical College with certification as a diesel mechanic. He worked for Fornea Five through college. In 2015, he became employed by Standard Gravel.
He attended Angie Baptist Church his whole life. He was saved Oct. 29, 2003, and baptized Nov. 9, 2003.
Andrew is survived by his parents, Brian and Melissa Kennedy of Stateline; one sister and brother-in-law, Haley Nicole Kennedy and Dakoyta Warren; grandparents, Clyde and Yvonne Kennedy of Angie; aunts and uncles, Glen and Gail Hull of Bogalusa, Ramie and Suzi Bourne of Pine, and Duane and Alana Seay of Angie; cousins, Brooke Pierce of Stateline, Jordan Pierce of Pine, Myles Wheat of Stateline, and Charlie Seay of Angie; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Andrew is also survived by his girlfriend, Caitlyn Penton. He was also a part of a band of brothers: Chad Blackwell, Allen Magee, Chris Delaune, Matt Delaune, Wade Thomas, Harlee Wilson and Jake Boyd.
He was preceded in death by: great-grandparents, Charlie and Idelia White and Henry Andrew and Eunice Kennedy, Alvie and Ludie Dillon and Haley and Zona Crain; grandparents, Joe and Mardell Dillon; uncles, Steve Dillon, Kenneth Dillon, Bryce Kennedy, Harry Kennedy and Ford Kennedy; aunts, Dorothy Kennedy, Annie Mae Kennedy and Vernie Dillon Barber; and cousins, Juanette Kennedy Thomas, Justin Kennedy and Roland Boone.
In death, he became a hero by being an organ donor. He saved five lives and would encourage all to be a donor.
“Life goes on. It is what it is. You’re still here. He would want you to live life to the fullest” — Andrew Kennedy on the death of his uncle. He would say the same to his loved ones now.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, May 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visitation will continue at Angie First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery.
To view and sign the register book, visit online at pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.