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“Deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers ”
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“The Blanck Family, from MPH send you our love and remember Chris fondly. Your whole family are in our prayers. ”
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“Adrienne, my heart aches for you. May the comfort Jehovah provides help you and your family through this difficult time. ”
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“Adrienne I am so sorry to hear about Christopher. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
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“I'm so sorry to learn of your sudden and terrible loss. What I most remember of Chris from his time as my studentand from the last time I saw him,...Read More »
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Christopher Michael Kennedy, 24, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Middlesboro, KY. He was born at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse on October 31, 1991. He was a graduate of Manlius Pebble Hill School and attended Onondaga Community College.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Adrienne M. Kennedy and his father, Gregory L. Bates; a son Malakhi Cameron Kennedy; siblings Jacquiese Bates, Marquiese Bates, Nakir Bates, Naya Bates and Gregory Bates Jr.; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Kennedy and pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather Marcus Kennedy, Jr.; his paternal grandparents Linda K. Bates, Gregory Matthews, James Matthews and Betty Matthews; his maternal uncle Marcus (Doreen) Kennedy, III; maternal aunt Andréa (Stephen) Tull; several cousins Ashley Tull, Jasmine Kennedy, Makenzie Kennedy and Madisyn Kennedy; a nephew Stephon Bates and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1st at Burns Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13224 at 11:00 AM. Calling hours will be from 10am – 11am. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, immediately following the service.