Kennedy Lynn Webster age 56 of Saint Paul passed away on April 23, 2020. He was the youngest of 14 siblings born to the late Rev. William and Ovie Webster on November 28, 1963 in Helena, AR. In 1983, Kennedy graduated from Central High School in Arkansas where he received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas at El Paso. Kennedy played football and ran track while earning a BS Degree in Criminal Justice. In 1987, during the NFL strike, Kennedy was recruited as a replacement Outside Line Backer for the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. Afterwards, he relocated to Las Vegas where he worked as Head of Security for Santa Fe Casino until he was injured and became disabled. In 2015, he moved to Minnesota to be near his family. While growing up, our parents never locked their doors. But somehow, in the middle of the night strangers would stop by for food, clothing, a place to sleep, get married, and spiritual counseling. Kennedy must have been taking notes because when he moved to Minnesota his apartment became a refuge/shelter for the homeless which drove our niece, Nacole (Property Manager), out of her mind. He would share his food, provide shelter and clothing, and sometime gave monetary gifts. After Kennedy passed, the neighbors and people he had helped dedicated a memorial to him outside the building. (Matt 25:35-36)
Kennedy is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Patricia Ann Webster, Minnie Mae Richardson, Reverend Dorothy Jean Webster, and Willie Veatrice Webster; one brothers: John Edward Webster. He will be forever remembered by his adopted daughter: Breanna Reid and grandchildren: Ondreanna Gibbs and Ondre Gibbs. Four sisters: Evangelist Lola Hughes, Mother Lottie McCaa, Virginia Young, and Elizabeth Webster, and four brothers: Frank Webster, Bennie Webster (Sue), Mayor Charles Webster, and William Earl Webster, and many lifetime friends.
Visitation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 20th at the Spielman Mortuary, 344 W. University Ave., St. Paul. In accordance with recently updated MN Health Department regulations, we can now accommodate up to a maximum of 50 people in the mortuary at any time. Please be respectful and limit your time in the mortuary if it appears to be getting crowded. If you have a face mask we ask that you wear it while inside.