Obituary: Mrs. Bobbie Kennedy

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Mrs. Bobbie Lee Briggs Tolson Kennedy, 84, a resident of Piedmont Crossing, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice Home.

A resident of this area all of her life, Mrs. Kennedy was born on September 26, 1929 in Guilford County to the late Kenneth and Virgie Younts Briggs. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Gospel Baptist Church in Sophia. For many years, she had worked as a Chief Operator for the Northstate Telephone Company. Mrs. Kennedy especially enjoyed gardening, traveling to the beach, and collecting seashells.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Robert Tolson, and an infant daughter, Georgia Lee Tolson.

Surviving are her husband, Herbert Kennedy of Thomasville; sons, Michael Tolson and his wife Rachel of Thomasville and Kevin Tolson and his wife Laura of Thomasville; grandchildren, Bryan Tolson, Adam Ward, Jordan Tolson, and Masan Tolson; great grandchildren, Simone Tolson, Christian Tolson, Perry Tolson, and Ben Ward; and her sister, Lynda Huffines and her husband Robert of Trinity.

A celebration of Mrs. Kennedy’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, with the Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating. Inurnment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Kennedy’s memorial page at

Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.