Lavene Kennedy Bell, 74, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. She was born September 17, 1947 one of 16 Children to Carl and Eula Mae Bell Kennedy and lived in Glennville all of her life. She was a 1965 graduate of Glennville High School and a 1966 graduate of South Georgia Tech. Lavene was retired from civil service at Ft. Stewart after 26 years and was employed with the Journal Sentinel for many years. She loved to garden, grow flowers and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Lavene was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Robert Clifton Kennedy, Bertie Lee Kennedy Jones, Martha Lou Kennedy Purvis, Gene Franklin Kennedy, Daniel Roger Kennedy, Jimps Beryl “Bo” Kennedy, Mittie Carolyn Taylor, Charlie Kennedy and Linda Dale Smiley.
She is survived by:
Husband of 55 years, W.O. “Dub” Bell, Jr. of Glennville, Georgia
Children, Keith Bell (Kelly) of Cedar Crossing, Georgia
Ken Bell (Robin) of Glennville, Georgia
Grandchildren, Carleigh Bell, Kennon Bell, Bryson Bryant, Anzley Bryant and Grayson Bryant
Sisters, Lula Kennedy Kenney of Glennville, Georgia
Brenda Kennedy Parker (Bill) of Townsend, Georgia
Donna Wood (Gene) of Stockbridge, Georgia
Brothers, Wayne Kennedy (Betty) of Glennville, Georgia
Winton Kennedy (Linda) of Glennville, Georgia
Royce Kennedy (Rhonda) of Glennville, Georgia
Special niece Donna Fountain, numerous other nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Harmony United Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Harmony United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Brewton Cemetery in Claxton, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: Harmony United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1119, Glennville, Georgia 30427.
Social distancing of three feet due to Covid 19 will be enforced and masks are asked to be worn on all services.
Care and Services are entrusted to Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia