Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Story by: Trenell Boyd Student Journalist

Ms. Willie Mae Kennedy is a devoted woman who has resided in Fairfield County her whole life. She attends Calvary Baptist Church in Blythewood, pastored by Reverend Dr. Patrick J. Bryant. Ms. Kennedy is a graduate of Fairfield High School’s class of 1964.

Some of her past job experiences include supervising at the Center for Disability Resources, formerly named Midlands Center in 1999. She is currently employed as a receptionist.

Some things that Ms. Kennedy loves to do in her free time are shopping, spending time with her family, and working in the church. When asked what makes her unique, she responded, “Because I am a longtime caregiver of family members.” She believes her greatest accomplishments is being able to live her life to the fullest, because everyday brings new mercies. Her faith in God has afforded her all of God’s wonders, she shared. Ms. Kennedy was most recently honored by her church for her commitment and service, as she was received the Founder’s Day Award.

I asked Ms. Kennedy what advice she would like to give to kids and teenagers in today’s generation, and she said, “Education is the key to success! Learn something new every day. Don't just settle”.

Ms. Kennedy wants to be remembered as a loving person with a heart for caring for others. Additionally, she wants to be remembered by her famous Thanksgiving dressing and giblet gravy!