Mary Cody

Mary Cody

Monday, August 25th, 1941 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Mrs. Mary Ann Cody, 79, the oldest child of Johnnie Mae Wilson was born August 25, 1941 in Pell City, Alabama. She attended the public schools of Pell City. She moved to Chicago, IL at an early age. She worked in several professions. But, her passion was that of a Home Health Care Aide where she worked for many years.

Mary, professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and the evidence of her faith could be heard the moment you spoke with her. She was a lifetime member of Zion Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. She sang in the choir, faithfully served on the Usher Board and other various Ministries in the Church. She also served on the Mother Board at Rain or Shine Baptist Church in Chicago, Il. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. Anyone she came into contact with, she was sure to share the Word of God with them. Her testimony of faith and her dedication to Christ could be heard as she quoted her favorite scripture, Psalms 121:1-2, “I will lift up mine eyes, unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD which made heaven and earth.”

Mary, transitioned from earth to glory on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Brooklyn Center, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cody and ex-husband, Cleveland Kinney (children’s father); also by three brothers: LeRoy Roberson, Woodrow Kendricks and Lawayne Kendricks.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, three sons: Warren (Dorothy) Kinney of Greer, SC; Gregory (Takisha) Kinney of Brooklyn Center, MN; Marcel Kinney of Easley, SC; one daughter: Demetria (Patrick) Brittingham of Harrisburg, NC; two sisters: Elvira (Tim) Scruggs of Normal, IL; Frankie Kendricks-Pickens (son, Demetrius) of Chicago, IL, two brothers: Robert (Eloise) Kendricks of Gadsden, AL; Anthony Kendricks of Atlanta, GA. She also leaves to cherish: 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Minister Angela Anderson. Burial will follow at West Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-12:00 pm prior to the service.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Homegoing Celebration

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 12:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Minister Angela Anderson
  • Interment

    West Concord Cemetery
    331 Union Cemetery Rd SW
    CONCORD, NC 28027
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Posted at 10:27pm
Mary was a blessing to everyone that knew her. Her smile lit up the room with her presence. She was such a kind, loving, compassionate lady that anyone that knew her, loved her. I know she will be greatly missed here on earth and I also know
Angels rejoiced when she walked through the Heavenly Gates. God bless her family...Dovie Goodnight

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Posted at 09:36am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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TFOs Stephanie & Jamie

Posted at 07:49am
Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family.
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Antrelene Ward

Posted at 07:49pm
We the Parks family will like to give our condolences on the passing of your mom. So many memories of your mom being such a sweet and kind person. Praying for your family.

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