Viewing: Wednesday August 14,
Mt. Haven Missionary Baptist Church
3484 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Services: to begin at 10am
Burial at Cleveland Memorial Gardens
Charles A. Kennedy Rudolph was born to the late Carl B. Kennedy and Johnnie M. Parks
on June 29, 1959 in Graysville, Alabama.
Charles gave his life to Christ at the age of 12 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church.
Charles enjoyed playing baseball and football and was known for his athletic abilities.
He graduated from Minnor High School in 1979.
Charles was never afraid of hard work and quickly learned how to repair cars at Sears.
Charles left Alabama in pursuit of his career. He started his career at The Electrolizing Corporation of Ohio
(East Cleveland) as a machinist for more than 15 years.
Upon working with Electrolizing, he left to pursue his love of auto mechanics.
Shortly after, Charles met and married Kimberle Jones.
Charles loved his family and was dearly loved by his mother.
Most of all he adored his children.
Charles was a gentle giant to his kids,
he was the father that never judged or disciplined them harshly;
he listened and gave words of advice.
Charles was known as the “prodigal child” to his siblings,
in fact if you wanted to find Big John or Charlie
they could be found sitting at the table eating with mother.
Charles had an awesome sense of humor and was a very funny person,
who was known for giving others a nickname.
Charles was also known for relaxing with his dog Juicy.
Charles was a simple man who lived a good life.
Charles had a heart of gold and was loved by many.
Charles departed this life on Sunday, August 4th, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents:
Andrew Rudolph Sr. and Cornelius Rudolph;
uncles Mac Auther Rudolph, Jerry D. Rudolph and Robert Rudolph.
Remaining to cherish his memory, and continue his legacy, are the loves of his life:
his children; Stephanie, Tiesha Bufford, Kimkco Jones, Charnetta Kennedy,
Chinneta Kennedy, one son Davontae Rudolph and stepdaughter Jameka Wyickoff.
Grandchildren: Jabri, Treshon, Tar'Quin, Daeshon,
Rayshon, Daylan, Zaire, Ja’Khaya and K'Lynn. Stepfather Willie H. Parks;
five brothers: Carl Rudolph, Willie (Robin), Christopher,
Angelo, and Patrick; two sisters: Sandra (Michael) Small, and Carla P. Kennedy-Mboumba.
Aunts Mary (Charles), Dorothy (John), Wanda (James) and
Uncle Andrew (Brenda) Rudolph Jr.;
along with a host of relatives and friends.
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