Ruth Kennedy Brackett

Published 1:11 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Funeral services were held July 14, 2018, at Rock Babylon Baptist Church in Dixon Mills, Alabama, for Mrs. Ruth Kennedy Harris Brackett, 87, who died July 7, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Rev. Joseph Harper officiated with interment following in the Airmount Cemetery in Thomasville, Alabama.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth K. Brackett was born to the late Cluggard and Margaret Kennedy. She joined Clay Hill Baptist Church and attended Clay Hill School, Linden Academy and graduated from Marengo High School. She married Thomas A. Harris, Sr. and moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she resided until his passing. To this union, two children were born.

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She returned to Thomasville, Alabama where she reunited and married a former high school classmate, C. B. Brackett. He preceded in death. She later moved to Columbus, Georgia, where she resided with her son, Thomas Jr.

Mrs. Brackett attended Northeastern Center for Inner City Studies where she received her teaching degree. She began teaching elementary school for Chicago Public School System until she retired in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Belinda Harris; five brothers, B. B. Kennedy, Grove Kennedy, Horace Kennedy, Donnie Kennedy and Jack Kennedy; eight sisters, Lena Williams, Lula Patton, Essie Davis, Geraldine Boyd, Ruby K. Johnson, Yvonne Harris, Juanita Marshall and Bernice Kennedy.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Janice) Harris Jr. of Columbus, GA; brother, Frederick (Betty) Kennedy; three step-children; five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.