Carol Johnson Kennedy, age 74, of Hays, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her husband, children and family.

Mrs. Kennedy was born December 22, 1944 in Wilkes County to Rev. Lester and Eulala Church Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and seven siblings.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny D. Kennedy; her children, Karen Shumate and husband Gene of McGrady, Jon Kennedy and wife Tera of Hays, Wendy Porter and husband Brian of North Wilkesboro, Hank Kennedy and husband Brent Ridenour of Kernersville; brothers, Allen Johnson of North Wilkesboro, Dale Johnson of Roanoke, Virginia, Claude Johnson of Hays; sister, Carrie Billings of Traphill; grandchildren, Rusty Shumate, Kendall Shumate, Michelle Porter, Troy Porter; great grandchildren, Kayden Morgan, Kamryn Scott, Keria Hayes and Sydney Ellis.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Key and Carlton Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 10:00 until 11:00 on Friday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mtn. Valley Hospice, 688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice

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