Yvonne A. Kennedy, born November 12, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018, at the age of 93. Mrs. Kennedy was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana. Loving daughter of Fredrick and Elizabeth Arnold, married to the late Bernard J. Lawrence Jr. (deceased), and Edward G. Kennedy, (deceased). Survived by her son B.J. Lawrence III, (Nancy), and daughter, Colleen Capps (Rusty). Blessed with three Grandchildren, Rhonda Elizabeth Lawrence, Jeanne Marie Lawrence Durham (Brent) and Sean Fortier. Also blessed with four Great Grandchildren, Nathan Sean Strider, Sawyer Stephen Durham, Gleason William Durham, and Jaxon Robert Fortier. Yvonne is also survived by her loving sister, Joyce Shuh (John). Affectionately known as “Auntie”, to scores of surviving nephews and nieces. Yvonne was a strong, independent woman, who loved life, and did it her way. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Her family wishes to thank the staff of Hammond Nursing Home, and Anderson Memory Center Resident facility, for the attention and care provided to Yvonne over the past several years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON, located at 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoenfh.com