Kennedy Marie Mayes was born in Monroe on November 29, 1999 to Brandon Mayes and Andreana (Scheick) Smith. A bright student and loved by all, she graduated from Monroe High School with honors in 2017. Being very goal-oriented, Kennedy, continued her studies at Mercy College of Ohio focusing on Radiology.
Kennedy was a hard-worker and balanced babysitting with employment at Cakes by Stephanie while going to school. Kennedy was saved and later baptized on Dec 23, 2007 at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. There she was involved in many different ministries, serving with children’s church and other youth events. Kennedy was quick-witted, sweet, kind, and fun. She had an eye for fashion and a personality that could warm any room. Kennedy loved to spend time with family and friends and especially enjoyed going out to eat. With a servant’s heart and generosity to a fault, she would help anyone with anything. Kennedy was a loyal and wonderful sister to her three brothers.
She was extremely blessed to have a very special bond with her boyfriend, Nick Morgan. She also loved to spend time with Nick’s Family, and looked forward to the day she would get married and start a family of her own.
Kennedy age 18 of Monroe passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Her passing was preceded by uncle: Teddy Mayes; grandparents: Ted and Mary Mayes; and great grandmother: Gayle Patterfritz.
To cherish her memory Kennedy leaves parents: Andie and Ryan Smith and Brandon Mayes; her maternal grandparents: “Memaw” Chris Scheick and Jim and Marcy Smith; her boyfriend: Nick Morgan; three brothers: Gaetano Paolino, Brody Smith, and Easton Mayes; aunts and uncles: Corey and Angela Gray, Tyler and Jenny Smith, Charlene and Chris Colvin, Cinnamon Mayes and Matt Rojem, Kristy Smith, Mallory Smith; cousins: Rhyleigh, Aiden, and Colin Gray, Rio and Dakota Weikum, Erika and Christopher Deszell, Caroline Colvin, Mariah, Hannah, and Korbin Smith; and The Morgan Family: Tom, Stephanie, Sidney (Brandon Adler), and Alex.
Friends may gather from 2:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe, 14567 South Dixie (734) 241-7070. She will lie in state from 10:00am until a Celebration of Her Life at 11:00am, on Thursday at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, 14260 South Dixie. Burial will follow at Roselawn.
Memorials are suggested to the family to assist with funeral arrangements. Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com.