Gloria Young Green Kennedy, 83, of Ridgeland died Feb. 24, 2014.

A funeral service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pearl with burial in Jessamine Cemetery.

Gloria was born on April 11, 1930, in West Monroe, La., the daughter of Bill and Allie Green. A graduate of Ouachita High School, she worked for Howard Brothers for many years.

A resident of Ridgeland since the early 1990's, she was a longtime active and faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pearl.

She is survived by her husband; Dr. David Kennedy of Ridgeland, son; Jessie Hawthorn of Elizabeth, Colorado, sisters; Juanita Giles of Redlands, California, Emily Urban of Richardson, Texas, and Glenora Lyford of Houston, Texas.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a son Robert Richard James Hawthorn.

Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Pearl.