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February 05, 2021

Obituary

Sidney "Sid"  Kennedy

March 27, 1956 - February 5, 2021

The hero of our lives, Sid Allen Kennedy, went to be with Jesus on Friday, February 5, 2021- fittingly on his sister Michelle’s birthday whom he loved but never let be the center of attention.

Sid was unashamedly himself and fit into no mold. Joking with the amazing nurses at Our Lady of the Lake as he battled Covid, he said the healing process would be better if they could put hash in his oxygen mask. Keeping us laughing was his specialty.

Born March 27, 1956, Sid left this Earth as an insightful 64-year-old who lived many lifetimes in his 6 decades. The Lord redeemed his years of rebellion into a calling and passion for helping others along the road to recovery from addiction. While his career took him around the world, he was so excited to be finishing his career as the clinical director at Woodlake Recovery in Bogalusa.

Beyond a lifetime of serving others, he was sustained by the two loves of his life- his bride Darlene and daughter Jordan. If he told them once, he told them ten times a day “Have I told you I loved you today?”

Sid is preceded in Glory by an army of angels who we’re sure gave him a grand welcome. We imagine the reunion with his dad Floyd Kennedy, brother D.L. Crain and father and mother in-love Hershel and LaVeeda Crain was extraordinary. 

The list is long of those who are left to cherish his memory. But more than anyone, he will be fiercely missed by his wife Darlene Kennedy, his son and daughter Steven and Jordan Guevara, his mother Sarah Kennedy, his sisters Tammy Wilson, Michelle Kennedy, and Carol Crain, his brother Greg Wilson, and his nieces and nephews David & Melissa Crain, Danyelle Crain, Remi and Sean Sykes, Paisleigh and David Crain II.

Sid was authentically himself, with no interest in being anything other than his truest self. So as he usually said at the end of any gathering or night at home, “I love y’all and all but I’m tired and old and want to go to bed.” Sleep well, our hero, in the arms of your God who we know greeted you saying “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Sid Kennedy Fund for Addiction Recovery through Memorial Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana on February 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 2:00 PM. Graveside service for immediate family to follow.

Interment will be at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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