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Yolanda Pernell Kennedy

March 11, 1969 - August 29, 2021

 On Sunday, August 29, 2021, our beloved Yolanda Pernell Kennedy transitioned from this life into eternal rest.

 Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 11, 1969, she was a daughter of the late Clifford Lee Andrews and Annie L. Snipe. Yolanda attended Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science where she later graduated. In 1990, she married the love of her life, Bernard Joseph Kennedy, and together raised their two sons, Matthew and Kendall Kennedy. Once her boys were grown, she went to work in real estate. After several years, Yolanda became self-employed as a financial advisor. Her business, Emom Network, was designed to teach and assist women entrepreneurs with financial funding for their businesses. Yolanda promoted awareness, confidence, and positivity in all her passions.

Yolanda always spoke of the goodness and power of the Lord. Her life was committed to God, her family, and others. She flowed with simplistic wisdom, penetrating candor, was quick-witted, and kind-hearted. Her grandchildren were her life. She will always be remembered as a devoted, loving mother, and a special grand-mom, as well as a dear friend to many.

Yolanda leaves to celebrate her life and legacy, her loving husband, Bernard Joseph “Joe” Kennedy; sons, Matthew Kennedy and Kendall Kennedy (Katie); grandchildren, Naomi Kennedy, Niya Kennedy, and Nolan Kennedy; siblings, Coretha “Cocoa” Sneed and Reggie Rinehart (Kim); aunts and uncles, Emanuel Lambert (Martina), Bernard Lambert, and Patricia Quencello Davis; parents-in-law, Delores and Eugene Kennedy; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Townsend Church, 4519 Dupont Parkway, Townsend, DE where a funeral service will begin at 11:30. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE.

Lovingly submitted by the family:

Proverbs 31: 29-31, NIV

“Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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15 Guestbook messages for Yolanda Pernell Kennedy

  • My sincere condolences cousin Tim

  • May God bless you and your family during your time of sorrow. May He wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you. The HSES Class of 1987 grieves with you.

  • My deepest condolences 💐 my prayers are continually with the entire family! May the Lord God mend everyone’s hearts while in mourning!

  • Prayers of comfort and strength to the entire family. Sincerely, Former HSES 1987 classmate

  • My sincerest condolences to the family. Another HSES 87 classmate (maybe middle school too?) and fellow Textile alum. I remember Yolanda as being a kind person with bottomless positivity. This is a lovely tribute to her memory that you’ve posted. So sorry for your loss.

  • You will be missed; however you will be loved & cherished for what you did & who you were on earth.

  • Yolanda, you will be missed by all who knew you. I will miss your friendship, candor, honesty, and determination to inspire and help women reach their goals and build their businesses. The courage you demonstrated these past years as you battled your illness is an inspiration. In fact, you would never call it an illness. Joe, Kendall, and Matthew, Yolanda loved and treasured you. I offer you and your family my condolences, my prayers, and support. Here if you need anything.

  • May God comfort the family in this time of loss. Yolanda was my classmate at HSES ‘87 and we were very close back then. I’m saddened to hear of her transition but I’m comforted to know she knew the Lord and is with Him. You have my prayers and condolences.

  • My sincere condolences 💐 May God be with your Family. She will be missed.

  • Rest Well Cuzzin 🙏🏽

  • Oh YoYo.. I will miss you, you were so were so devoted to your family and to your God. He has you now in perfect peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Yolanda. I am glad we had the opportunity to reconnect since high school. She will be missed. I will be praying for the comfort of family and friends. May God bless and keep you all.
    Lisa Middleton
    -HSES Classmate

  • YOLANDA YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED I KNEW YOU SINCE YOU WERE A LITTLE KID I AM SO PROUD OF THE WOMAN GRANDMOTHER FRIEND AND THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR GOD I KNOW THAT YOU IN HEAVEN AND REJOICING WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT WE ALL MISS ONE THING I KNOW THAT THE LOVE YOU BOUGHT ON TO THE WORLD WILL BE MISSED SO SIGNING OUT LATRINA DAVIS THAT Y’ALL KNOW WILL MISS HER AND LOVE AND PRAYERS TO HER FAMILY

  • My childhood friend my prayers are with your family may you rest well queen you will truly be missed yo yo love hub

  • My condolences to the family. Yolanda will be missed by everyone. I am glad we had the opportunity to reconnect I will cherish the long conversation we had and the live she had for her husband Joey and children also her grandchildren she talked about every time I spoke to her Yo Yo Rest In Peace 💗💗💗🙏🏾