James Calvin Kennedy was born on January 12,1959 in Columbia, South Carolina and was the beloved son to the late Willie T. and Sadie L. Kennedy. Calvin departed this life suddenly on March 19, 2020.
Calvin attended the public schools of Richland County District One. He entered the work force at a young age and was a dedicated and faithful worker throughout his life and within the community.
Calvin enjoyed fishing and spending time with his loved ones. He was well known for his handy work and was considered a favorite amongst family and friends. His favorite quote was “Nothing but love.”
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Sadie Kennedy; sisters, Wilma Thompson and Janice C. Thomas; and brother, Charles Kennedy.
Calvin leaves to cherish his fond memory to his son, Rashard Jacobs; six siblings, Shirlyn McIver of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Willie T. Kennedy, Jr., Gladis Jerome Kennedy, Anthony (Carolyn) Kennedy, Bernice B. Tucker and Bonita Martin all of Columbia, SC; two grandchildren, Anijah Jacobs and Omar Daniels both of Columbia, SC; four great-grandchildren, Alishaun Jacobs, Alexis Jacobs, Angel Jacobs and Allegra Jacobs all of Columbia, SC; two aunts, Maria Burrell Pearson of Columbia, SC, and Ethel Kennedy of Hartford, CT; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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