Calling Hours (only 10 at a time), Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at White's Funeral Home Chapel. Private Family Service (50 maximum) at 11:15 a.m., tickets are required for entry. Live stream will start at the time of service. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.
KENNETH LEE GAINES, JR. - Obituary
Kenneth Lee Gaines, Jr. (49) was born March 9, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio, to Kenneth Sr. and Deborah Gaines. He transitioned from this life on January 11, 2021 at the Ross Heart Hospital after a long illness.
Kenneth attended Columbus Public Schools and worked odd jobs until his health deteriorated. One year he played for the Raiders football team. He enjoyed routing for the Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns, playing board games, cards and dominos. He loved joking around with the family and created a nickname for his nieces and nephews. If you listened to him, he was a master on the grill.
Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory his mother Deborah Gaines, sisters Delores Price and Vivian Elder, brothers Karsten “Bubba” Gaines and Tommy Elder. His sons Aaron Gaines and Tevin Cox, daughters Kaitlyn Gaines and Dawnyce Favours. His godmother, LaVerna Elder and a special aunt, Joyce Woods that lifted him up in prayer daily. Kenneth was blessed to have two special friends Stacey Croom and Denise Favours, as well as, a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that kept his spirits up!
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth L. Gaines, Sr., grandparents Jenkins and Nellie Williams, Brunetta Gaines; uncles Curtis Williams, Walter Bryson, John Gaines, Steven Gaines and David Gaines; aunts Julia Birtha and Mary Ward.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association in his memory.
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