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Anthony Kennedy

March 12, 1970 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 49)


To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A Time to be Born…

Anthony G. Kennedy was born on March 12, 1970, in Columbia, SC to the late Abram and Miriam Kennedy.

A Time to Learn…

Anthony attended and graduated from Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina.  He received a Marketing Degree from South Carolina State University, where he was a proud member of the Marching 101 Band.

A Time to Labor…

Anthony was the proprietor and a gifted photographer of his own Jaguar Picture and Sounds, where he served the surrounding areas for many years.  Anthony was a stunning model featured in several magazines, billboards and commercials.  He was also the owner of the Flower Station Florist, where he stepped into his legacy.

A Time to Serve…

Anthony grew up in First Calvary Baptist Church where he gave his life to Christ.  At the time of his passing, he was attending Bible Way Church of Atlas Road regularly.

A Time to Love…

Anthony was married to the love of his life, Leshaund B. Kennedy.  To this union they were blessed with three bonus children.

A Time to Live…

“A.K.”, as Anthony was affectionately known, enjoyed spending quality time with his wife and his precious daughter, Layla.  One of Anthony’s greatest joys was his daughter, Layla.  He was always uplifting to his family and friends with his vivid memories of earlier years. 

Anthony never met a stranger.  Loving to talk, he would take time out to talk to anyone.  He loved to reminisce about old times and he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. 

Anthony was a member of W.J. Keenan High School Class of 1988 Marching Band, Jazzy Brothers of South Carolina State University Marching 101 Band, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity Member, and a Masonic Brother.

A Time to Die…

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Abram and Miriam Kennedy.

Anthony Gerard Kennedy leaves a living legacy to cherish his love and precious memories: his beloved and devoted wife, Leshaund B. Kennedy; daughter, Layla Kennedy (Columbia, South Carolina); bonus children, Kayla Hicks (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and Karrington Hicks (Columbia, South Carolina).  Anthony also leaves to cherish a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends, including best friend/cousin, Teddy Kennedy; a special god-mother, Ms. Bertha Jones; and six loving god sisters and a god brother. 

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 Service Program


November 14, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
November 15, 2019

12:00 PM
Bible Way Church of Atlas Road
2440 Atlas Road
Columbia, SC 29209

Interment following funeral service

Memorial Gardens of Columbia
9301 Wilson Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29203

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