Kenneth Reece

Kenneth Ray Reece

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Kenneth Ray Reece

Kenneth Reece

June 8, 1962
to
April 9, 2018

Kenneth Ray Reece, affectionately known as *PAPA,* was born on June 8, 1962, to Charles Reece Sr. and Lucille Biggs Reece, of Kansas City, MO. Kenneth departed this life in his home on April 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins and a brother-in-law, Robert Tinsley. Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 17 years, Sheliah Reece, daughter Tiauni Erby; and Amber, Brooke, and Holly Caldwell whom he loved as his own daughters; and stepchildren Jason Cash and Marlo Cash. Three brothers, Charles Reece Jr, and Edward Reece of Kansas City, MO and Ricky Reece (Angela) of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Four sisters, Barbara Jean Roe, Janice Reece, Sandra Reece-Tinsley and Brenda Reece of Kansas City, MO. Seven grandchildren, Briana and Trashona Erby, De*Shawn Lockridge, Jacoby, J*Shan, and J*Quan Cash and Rondaia Ford; four Godchildren, Maddison, Morga, Maryhia, and Leilani, an aunt, nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Kenneth received his education from the Kansas City Missouri Public School System. He worked at Nitto Denko Automotive, Inc. as a machine operator for 15 years. He belonged to United Auto Workers Local #710. Kenneth accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. He attended various churches in the Kansas City metropolitan area throughout his life. In the early 2000s he became a deacon at Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church under the leadership of District Elder Clarence Johnson II. (deceased). Kenneth enjoyed sports, especially basketball and boxing. Like his father before him, he enjoyed watching his favorite old western TV shows. He also loved to barbecue. He would grill everything in the refrigerator and freezer as if he were feeding a multitude of people. When asked why he grilled so much at a time, he would say, *You don*t let a good fire go to waste for a couple pieces of meat.* He loved to talk. And talk he did! When he called you on the phone, you couldn*t get a word in edgewise and sometimes he would answer himself. He would go on and on about whatever was burning on his heart and mind. *PAPA* as everyone knew and called him, was a gracious man. For some he was known as the *preaching deacon.* He had a great sense of humor, but could be serious too. He was extremely appreciative of everything anyone did for him. Most of all, Kenneth treasured the time he spent with God, reading and studying His Word. He believed in prayer and the power of it, and prayed often to God on behalf of his family and friends. He was a true prayer warrior.
Memorial Celebration held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Prince Of Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 Wabash Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64130 Visitation 10 am Celebration 11am Interment Parklawn Cemetery Kansas City, MO

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Location:

Prince Of Peace Missionary Baptist Church

4301 Wabash Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64130

Service Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Prince Of Peace Missionary Baptist Church

4301 Wabash Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64130

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Parklawn Cemetery

Kansas City, MO

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500