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Kendall Reaves

October 14, 1965 — March 5, 2024

Kendall was born in Rock Hill, SC on 10/14/1965 to Keith and Cassandra Wright, and went to her eternal rest on 03/05/2024 in Hoover, AL after a short battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her mother Cassandra. She is survived by her two children, Jonathan and Hannah, her husband John, her father Keith Wright, his wife Betty, her brother Chris Wright, his wife Linda, and their daughter Olivia. She is also survived by her extended family: Patti and David White, their children David Jr and his wife Julia, Rebecca and her husband Dallas, and Jordan White; Millie and Matt Nelson, their children Kelly and her husband Blaine, Reaves and his wife Madison, and Will: Eddie Reaves, his wife Jennifer, and their children, James, Susanna, and Joshua.


Kendall grew up in Fort Mill, SC, excelling at the flute in the orchestra and performing as color guard in her high school marching band. She graduated from Pfeiffer University with a degree in Psychology and Christian Education. While in college, she starred in many theater productions, and was active in many other campus activities. She met her husband John while working as a patient representative at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.


They later moved to Bowdon, GA, where she served as a children's minister and offered her talents with her voice and the flute in worship. She loved being able to work with children in the church and was always burdened with the desire to be sure they had a good foundation in knowing the truth in Scripture. She always opened her home to serve as a gathering place for the children and their activities.


Later, John and Kendall lived in Anniston, AL, where Kendall continued to serve in various children's ministries, sing in the choir, play the flute, and play in the Handbell choir. She continued to focus on the children in the church, and was then blessed with her own children, Jonathan and Hannah, who she homeschooled until High School. They later moved to Carmel, IN, where the children graduated from Carmel High School. The children moved south for college, prompting Kendall to move to Hoover, AL because Indiana was much too far from her babies.


In Hoover, Kendall joined Briarwood Church and continued to serve in the children's ministry, while also volunteering in many other areas of the church. Her main goal in the children's classes was to be sure the children got a good foundation in gospel knowledge and scriptural truth. Kendall was always cheerful and sought out those who seemed to need someone to talk with. She was always ready to help and no one remained a stranger for long if she could do anything about it! She loved the Lord and His church and those of us who knew her well could truly say she pointed us to Christ and encouraged us in following Him with her example. We could go on and on with stories and examples, but we know she is now with her Savior and in Christ we will one day join her.


Her celebration of life service will be at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL at 1pm with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, any donations should be to Briarwood church for the children's ministry or to your local church and their children's ministry.


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Friday, March 8, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Briarwood Presbyterian Church

2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243

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