Retha Kennedy was born November 13, 1936 to the late Sam and Lizzie Crawford. She attended school in Ashford, Al. She accepted Christ at an early age while attending Shady Grove Baptist Church. Later moving to New Jersey and never losing sight of Christ.
Retha was preceded in death by her sisters: Elviria Harris, Lula Crawford, Rutha Smith, Carrie Grayston, and a brother Cecil Crawford.
Retha leaves to cherish her memories her
children: Renee Kennedy and William Kennedy, four grandchildren William D. Kennedy, Toya E. Kennedy, Dashawn L. Kennedy, and Jalil Grant and seven great grands.