, Port Arthur, Texas


July 17, 2014

Mr. Wilton Lloyd Kennerly, Jr.

PORT ARTHUR —    Mr. Wilton Lloyd Kennerly Jr. was born May 1, 1951. He was preceded by both parents, Wilton Lloyd Kennerly Sr. and Petronia Kennerly. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

   Wilton was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Matthew W. Gilbert High School and Douglas Anderson High School (Wolfsen Senior High School). He also attended Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL. He worked for the Department of Defense in Boston, Massachusetts.

   He relocated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1972 and then moved to Port Arthur, TX in 1996, until his untimely death.

   He leaves to cherish so many precious moments, 4 aunts, Sadie Kee of San Antonio, TX, Louise (Donald) Gardner of Royal Oak, MD, Bessie Wiggins of Boston, MA, and Dorothy Kennerly of Jacksonville, FL; 9 sisters, Sandra Anderson, Gwendolyn Stokes Chance, Harriet Kennerly of Boston, MA, Jacquelyn Kennerly of Atlanta, GA, Barbara and Cindy Kennerly, Sandra Williams, Pervis Tyree all of Port Arthur, TX and Patricia Lewis of Austin, TX; 3 brothers, Michael Kennerly, Whitney Jones, and Todd  (Kavoris) Gardner of Port Arthur, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

   A celebration of Wilton’s life will be held Saturday, July 18, 2014, at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will begin at 12 noon, services will begin at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, Inc.

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