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Jean "Gigi" Novak Kennedy

June 27, 1967 — August 6, 2019

Fair winds and following seas - shipmate you stand relieved. We have the watch.

Our precious wife, mother and sister, Jean Therese "Gigi" Novak Kennedy , 52, of Oak Hill, WV died on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

Born June 27, 1967 at Cleveland, OH she was the daughter of the late James A.Novak, Sr. and Margaret M. Ristl Novak.

Having followed several paths during her life, Gigi was a proud US Navy veteran, she had worked as an inspector in a car ignition plant and more recently been an in-home caregiver for her husband, Pete.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Earl Dwight "Pete" Kennedy; son John E. Kennedy of Oak Hill; sister, Sharon (Everette) Harris of Oak HIll; and brother, James A. (Chris) Novak, Jr. of Cleveland, OH. Also surviving are niece, Shanna Allen; nephews, Joey (Amber) Vogel and Michael (Matthew) Harris; great nieces, Kali Harris, Mckinzi Crowell, Hannah Vogel and Abby Vogel; nephew, Trey Vogel; and close family friend, Paul Partin.

Gigi will be cremated. The family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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