RoDonya Lynn Kennedy, known to family and friends as RO, passed away at her home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, at the age of 45 from a brief illness.
She was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on September 1, 1971.
Growing up, RO was a fashion model turned entrepreneur with many successful businesses. She had a passion for muscle cars along with anything to do in the auto world. Larry and RO loved hunting, working in the garden, cooking dinners for the church and watching their horses race.
RO was a strong, confident and hard working woman who will be missed by everyone around her. The Kennedy family gives special thanks to caregivers Kay Wilson, Mary Lowrey, Eva Agulair, Marsha Davis, Penny Medley, and Stacy Hearnsberger, Hospice, and her right hand PA, car-loving best friend, Truman Vo.
RO is preceded in death by her father, HP Wallet, and her sister, Vickie Renee Cockerham. RO is survived by her husband, Larry Kennedy, Chairman of the Board at Red Ball Oxygen Company, Inc., step-children, Amelia and Quinn; mother, Bobbie Silva of Leesville, La.; sister, Tammy Tellez of El Paso, Texas; niece, Ashley Johnston of Prairieville, La.; two nephews, Chris Bileti of El Paso, Texas, and Cody Cockerham of Prairieville, La.; great nephew, Brandon Bileti; great niece, Riley Bileti of El Paso, Texas and Stacy (little RO) Ponce’ of San Antonio, Texas, and the many other friends and family in the Arkadelphia, Shreveport, and Hot Springs area.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Third Street Baptist Church of Arkadelphia with Brother Greg Latham officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Third Street Baptist Church for the youth building fund, 224 Crawford, Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Go online and sign guestbook at