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Kenneth D. Longmire, 51, of Niagara Falls, NY, departed this life unexpectedly on June 17, 2017. Kenneth was born on April 12, 1966 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Bonnie Sue Longmire-Tillman and Minister Cozell Ferrell.
He attended Niagara Falls public schools and Erie County Community College. He also earned his ministerial license to preach the gospel. He had various employments. He was an avid chess player. He enjoyed cooking and he became a self-proclaimed grill master. Kenneth enjoyed worshiping and spreading the word of God wherever he went. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and listening to music.
He leaves to celebrate his life, his father, Minister Cozell (Brenda) Ferrell of Niagara Falls, NY; one daughter, Addie Simone Longmire; one son, Kenneth D. Longmire, Jr. of Niagara Falls, NY; three brothers, Ronald L. Longmire, Cozell Ferrell, Jr. and Garrien F. Tillman of Niagara Falls, NY; two sisters, Norkita N. Longmire and Nicole M. Ferrell ofNiagara Falls, NY; a maternal grandmother, Arlean Matthews of Orlando, FL; fiancee, Theresa A. Davis of Niagara Falls; and a hosts of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins; and long time friend,Kenneth Miller of Rochester, NY.
Kenneth was predeceased by his mother, Bonnie Sue Longmire-Tillman; grandmothers, Gloria K. Dotson and Mary EmmaFerrell-Jackson; several aunts, uncles and a special aunt, Gloria V. Scott.
Visitation on Thursday at 11 AM in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1334 Calumet Ave. Funeral to follow at noon. Burial at Oakwood.
Arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home, 635 Main St.
Published on June 20, 2017
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