Mrs. Kennedy was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in West Paducah.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Billy Kennedy; two sons, Billy Kennedy Jr. and wife Erin and Justin Kennedy and wife Jessica, all of Paducah; three grandchildren, Tatum Ann Kennedy, Diesel Kennedy and Hunter Kennedy; three sisters, Sue Canada and husband Eddie of Kevil, Ky., Jamie Spiceland and husband Allen of Sharpe, Ky. and Jackie Hicks and husband Ronnie of West Paducah; two brothers, Mike Shepherd and wife Diane of West Paducah and Lynn Shepherd and wife Melanie of Brookport; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Anna Walls Shepherd; and two brothers.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Terry Tippin officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Rd., Paducah, KY 42001.