Kennedy Maria Segars 

“At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.”

May 14, 2000 - October 14, 2018

Kennedy Maria Segars was born in Atlanta, GA on May 14, 2000 to the parentage of Marvin K. Segars, Sr. and Quvada A. Moreland. Early on, Kennedy’s parents and those around her knew that she was not only an inquisitive child full of energy and personality, but it was also realized that Kennedy was destined to be a young person of purpose. 

 

Throughout Kennedy’s life, her “reach” has always been felt. Whether she was participating in community service, enjoying time with her family & friends or balancing her schoolwork with extracurricular activities, Kennedy did so with purpose. Her mantra of “being her best self” was one that she mentally carried with her on a daily basis. Kennedy also found pleasure in uplifting those around her. She truly valued her relationships with her family and friends; as evidenced by the numerous connections made throughout her life.

 

Kennedy was a product of the DeKalb County School District and the Decatur City Schools. She attended Edward L. Bouie, Sr. Traditional Theme Elementary School in Lithonia, Georgia and Carl G. Renfroe Middle School in Decatur, GA. Kennedy was also a proud Honor graduate of Decatur High School and DeVry University; from where she graduated with her high school diploma and an Associate of Applied Science in Network Systems Administration in May 2018, respectively. After graduation from high school, Kennedy excitedly became a member of the Alabama State University “Hornets” family; with plans of one day becoming an attorney. 

 

Though Kennedy always had a strong focus on academics, she also made time for extracurricular activities and events. Most notably, Kennedy was a member of Decatur High School’s Cheer Squad on which she held leadership positions and at one point served as “Miss JV” Homecoming Queen. She was also an active member of the Key Club and also took advantage of the opportunity to be an exchange student in Germany. Kennedy was truly a well-rounded young woman; mixing academics, character and ambition...a perfect combination.

 

On October 14, 2018, Kennedy became “heaven’s gain”. Though short in years, Kennedy lived a life full of purpose. She was truly a princess with the strength of a warrior. She will forever be missed, but will NEVER be forgotten.