Mrs. Alma Joanne Compere Kennedy, 82, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at her home in Florence surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, December 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Briar Hill Baptist Church. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with burial to follow at Briar Hill Cemetery. Due to the current regulations regarding social gatherings, mask will be REQUIRED and social distancing is encouraged. Mrs. Kennedy was born November 5, 1938 to the late Robert Lee and Ruby Dale Compere in Rankin County, MS and grew up in the Florence area. For 30 years she lived in Noxapater, MS and was very involved in the community there, as well as Noxapater Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School was an Acteen leader, and a Bible Drill leader. Upon returning to Florence, she was a faithful member of Briar Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the MAGIC club. Over the course of her life, she was also involved with Garden Clubs, Booster Clubs, and the State Secretary Organization. She worked as a secretary/ bookkeeper for Louisville Separate School District and the Winston County School Superintendent’s office before retiring. Along with her parents, Mrs. Kennedy is also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Buck Turner Kennedy; daughter, Cyndi Kennedy Myers; and sister, Gwen Compere Stewart. She is survived by her sons, James D. Kennedy (Heather) of Sumrall, MS and Wade Kennedy (Glenda) of Florence; brothers, Robert lee Compere, Jr. of Lebanon, MO, Arthur Compere or Byram, MS, and Reuben Compere of Brent, AL; sisters, Ruby Jackson of Warrensburg, MO and Jackie Green of Montgomery, AL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.