The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Brown Chapel Baptist Church, Highway 224, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Rev. Kendrick was born in Dooly County, on March 9, 1943 to the late Cora Bell Cochran and the late Jesse Kendrick, Sr. He was preceded in death by eight siblings, Gussie Cochran, K.C. Cochran, Johnny Cochran, Stephanie Ann Cochran, James Davis Kendrick, Linda Rucker, Pealie Mae Kendrick, Jessie Mae Hunter. He was educated through the historic Flint River School. Rev. Kendrick believed in working and providing for his family. Over the years he was employed as a Freight Line Worker, Construction Worker and Fender and Body Worker. In the early 1960’s he started work with H&G Body Shop and in 1971, he was able to purchase that same body shop and officially open Jesse Paint Shop.
At an early age he joined the band of Christian believers at Shade Arnold Baptist Church and in 1976, he heard and answered a call of the Lord to preach the gospel. For over 40 years he was married to Dorothy Westberry Kendrick and to union two children were born. He is also preceded in death by one son, Anqulitus Kendrick.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted companion, Dorothy Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia; one son, Jesse Kendrick III (Crystal), Oglethorpe, Georgia; four grandchildren, Gabriele Bethune, Jessica Kendrick, and Zaccheus Kendrick, and Ladasia Luckey; siblings, Barbara Thomas, Bernice Lee, Sandra Davis, Margaret Cochran, Joyce Elaine Cochran, Evelyn Kelly, Delacey Cochran (Lois), and Wilbert Cochran; an aunt, Ida Mae Green, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.