Kelsey Louise (Scoggins) Kennedy was born to Eddy and Marilyn Scoggins on November 21, 1978, in Amarillo, Texas. She stepped into a cancer-free eternity with Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City after a 15-month battle with epithelioid sarcoma. Her life was a wonderful reflection of her love for Jesus. She had the ability to make anyone she spoke with feel welcomed and respected. Her vitality, humor and love for life were a joy to all.
Kelsey made a decision to follow Christ in seventh grade and, in high school, reaffirmed her commitment to follow her Savior wherever He would lead. She graduated from Hooker High School in 1997, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2001, and received a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from The University of Oklahoma in 2003.
Her heart for missions was evidenced by her involvement in youth trips in her younger years and more recently a summer mission trip to Beirut, Lebanon, in 2004. On March 4, 2006, she married Chris Kennedy in Norman, Okla. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Alexa Hope. Kelsey kept the Kennedy household running smoothly as she chose to stay at home, worked at Trinity Baptist Church and actively participated in Bible Study Fellowship.
She was a dedicated wife, caring mother, and special friend. She had a love of sports, enjoying running and cycling. As a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, she mentored younger women and helped lead small groups.
She was preceded in death by two miscarried children. Survivors include her husband Chris and daughter Alexa; her parents Eddy and Marilyn Scoggins of Coppell, Texas; parents-in-law, Charlie and Karen Kennedy of Redding, Calif.; sister, Holly Moore and her husband Mark of Edmond, Okla.; niece and nephew, Rylen and Layton Moore.
Kelsey’s celebration service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Edmond First Baptist Church, 1300 E 33rd Street in Edmond, Okla., with Pastor Blake Gideon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to help with ongoing integrative cancer research may be given online at www.reo-foundation.org.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home at 601 S. Kelly in Edmond, OK.