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Vanetta D. Kenney

September 1, 1959 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 62)

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Vanetta Darnell Kenney was born in Harrisburg, PA on September 1,1959. She was the daughter of the late Edna Kenney and of the late Albert Council (step mother Mary Council). On March 5, 2022, the Lord called His daughter Vanetta home.

She was educated in the Chester Upland School district as a child. She also spent some time at Cheyney University. In her adult life she served our country in the US army receiving an honorable discharge. Eventually received a food handler license. She worked for Urban League of Pittsburgh. Dedicated her services at the East End Community Center and soup kitchen.

Vanetta was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and dedicated friend. She was known for her great sense of humor and loved to laugh and have fun.

Vanetta leaves the following loved ones to cherish her memory. Her children Anthony, Demetrius, Antoinette, Danielle, Duwan, Angelique(Brown) and Talyr Williams (Wright). Her lifelong love and childrens father Anthony Raymond. (19) grandchildren; (1) great-grandchild; siblings Lawrence Jones, Brady Council, Brant Council Gregory Council, Albert Kevin Council Hack and Bryan Raymond. Rene Council Powell, Cynthia Johnson, Kimberly Melvin. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vanetta is predeceased by her parents.



Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or pray

Tasks left undone must stay that way

I found that peace at the close of the day

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it remembered joy

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, those things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow

My life’s been full, I’ve savored so much

Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief

Don’t lengthen it now with under-due grief

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wanted me now

He set me free

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April 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lewis M. Hunt-Irving Funeral Home
2316 Providence Ave
Chester, PA 19013

Funeral Service
April 9, 2022

12:00 PM
Lewis M. Hunt-Irving Funeral Home
2316 Providence Ave
Chester, PA 19013

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