Sherry Lynn Kennedy

April 8, 1965 - February 18, 2021

Sherry Lynn Kennedy of Allen, Texas passed away February 18, 2021 at the age of 55.  She was born on April 8, 1965 to Anthony David Peters and Karen Andrea (Gregory) Peters in Chula Vista, California.  Sherry married Byron Wade Kennedy on September 8, 2001 in Cooper, Texas.  She worked at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas for over 18 years.  Sherry enjoyed many aspects of the outdoors especially hiking, camping and gardening.  She also enjoyed attending the annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas.  She was an avid reader and loved marine life in particular dolphins. Sherry most loved her family and adored being a Gigi to Taylor and Connor.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 19 years, Byron Kennedy of Allen, Texas; stepchildren, Brandon Kennedy and wife, Katelyn of Melissa, Texas and Sarah Kennedy and fiancée, Cameron Powell of Tyler, Texas; grandchildren, Taylor Wade Kennedy and Connor Gene Kennedy; father, Anthony Peters; brothers, Kirk Peters and wife, Fran of Josephine, Texas and Barry Peters and wife, Melissa of Florida; sister, Jennifer Peters of Decatur, Illinois; stepbrothers, Brian Springett and wife, Julie and David Springett and wife, Tammy; her precious cat pals and a host of other loving family and friends.

Sherry was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Peters; stepmother, Barbara Peters; and sister, Lori Law.

A “come and go” viewing/visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.



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Sherry, my sister from another mother, you left us too soon. If only we had another day to tell you how much we love you, to hug you. There will always be a special place in my heart for you. Every plant and flower I see will be thinking of you. As much as we miss you, I know you will not have to suffer any more in this old world. Forever Love your brother Ron Ron, February 24, 2021 I am so sorry to hear about your loss.You and your family are in our Prayers. Ronald Betts, February 23, 2021 Sherry was such a warm, friendly person always welcoming and helpful with any questions at the Heard. The moment you stepped into her office her love of family and animals was apparent from the pictures on her desk and walls. Her presence will be missed but her contributions and spirit will be with us. Praying for your family. Bebe Bodenhamer, February 22, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss! Sherry will be sorely missed at the Heard! Judy Rowe, February 21, 2021 (Broken Chain) We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same.It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. He left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you,You are always on our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one The chain link again. Love you always and forever 
Frances Peters, February 21, 2021 Rest In Peace little Sis, until we meet again. Love you always. Your Big brother and family Kirk & Frances Peters, February 21, 2021 Byron and Family, I was so saddened to hear and am so sorry for your loss. Sherry was such a kind heart and I’ll always remember what a joy it was working with her at the Heard. Sending love, hugs and prayers for you and your family. Amber Kaiser, February 20, 2021 so sorry for your loss ..I know times have been hard and I can't imagine burying a wife, mother, daughter and many friends and relatives,,You will be in Our prayers and may God comfort you as only He can, Barbara and Gary Doyle, February 19, 2021 Dear Sis, I will always Love and miss you and knowing that you are not here anymore is almost unbearable. Rest in Peace until we are together again , Love you Always your Big Brother Kirk Kirk Peters, February 19, 2021 Byron, Please accept me sincere condolences for your loss. Anyone who knows you could see the love and devotion you had for Sherry. She was truly a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. You and you family are in my prayer. - Debi Debi Martinez, February 19, 2021 Byron, so sorry for your loss. May God hold you tight during this time of grief. The days ahead are going to be hard but just remember all the good times you've had together. It will bring a smile to your face and peace to your hurting heart. Most of all remember God loves you. Keep him in your life always. Love you, cuz. Gene & Diane Cullum, February 19, 2021 Byron, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet wife's passing. Please know how sorry I am, you and your family are in my prayers. Marion Pierce Marion Pierce, February 18, 2021 Byron kennedy and family There are no words to tell you how sorry I am please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. roslyn burrell, February 18, 2021 Sherry was the 'go-to ' person at the Heard Museum. we will miss her smile and the friendly person that she was for us always. It is so hard to lose a friend. We send our blessings to her family. Sally and Bruce Evans, February 18, 2021 Just learned of Her passing today. I will always remember her kind heart and love of nature. She enjoyed history, family and friends. I feel so thankful that I was able to know her during my time at the Heard. Much love to her and her family. Lynne Hubner, February 18, 2021 I am so sorry to hear this Sherry was a good person always smiling ,very nice, loved her husband, kids and grandchildren she will be missed! Love you all!
Delores Goad, February 18, 2021 Sherry was an absolute joy and it was my pleasure getting to know her through Byron. My son Kenneth worked for Byron at Watters Creek. All of us used to have some great conversations. Hugs and prayers across the miles. Nancy Donovan (Lohman), February 18, 2021 So sorry to hear about my cousin she was an amazing woman Jamie , February 18, 2021