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Rest well in Heaven John...you presence will surely be missed here with us, but your spirit we will carry in our memories of you. My prayers are with your family.


Posted by: Sonia Marsalis-Smith - Harvey, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

My sincere condolences. I had the honor of being Mr. Kendrick's co-teacher in the past. He was an amazing teacher! He loved the students and always encouraged his students to do their best. Mr. K was funny, witty and an amazing person. He was loved by everyone and He will be deeply missed. Your family is in our thoughts, heart, and prayers.
Lilcritia Coleman


Posted by: Lilcritia Coleman - Glenwood, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kendrick last year at Thornton High School. Very seldom does one remember their first time meeting someone but I remember meeting Mr. Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick was warm and friendly. His smile just lit up the place. He would always speak when I would see him in the hallway. My heart is very saddened and heavy of his passing away. Mr. Kendrick will be greatly missed! My prayers and condolences go out to the family.


Posted by: Sonja Crudup - Harvey,, IL   Jun 21, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I met John almost 22 years ago when I was in charge of substitutes at Thornton High School. I always saw him with a smile on his face.
I have never seen him sad. He was a caring, thoughtful person who showed concern for others, and he will be greatly missed.


Posted by: Nefertiti Davis - Riverdale, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

Our condolences to the family. We are keeping the family in are in our prayers.


Posted by: Ms. M Brownlee - Dolton, IL - Coworker   Jun 21, 2018

Mr.Kendrick was the best math teacher a person could ever have. he was always so happy and excited to teach the class. He would always tell us stories about his life . we had some good laughs . Im so sad this has happened god bless your family ❤ R.I.P


Posted by: Camaria Orr - Harvey, IL - student   Jun 21, 2018

Mr.kendrick was always excited to teach math . he was the best math teacher a person could ever have , im so heart broken that this has happened. Mr.kendrick was so full of joy he always told the class fun stories,he would smile all the time. I'm so shocked this has happened. R.i.p mr kendrick


Posted by: Camaria Orr - Harvey, IL - Student   Jun 21, 2018

Hi Kenny, Bruce, Karen and Patty,
We are so sorry to hear that Johnny has passed. We have great memories of our families together at Auntie Helene and Uncle Vic's house and pool!
The Matias Family


Posted by: The Matias Family - Hinsdale and Vermiion Bay, O, IL - Family Friend   Jun 21, 2018

Mr. Kendrick Was An Amazing Teacher. I Enjoyed His Class As Well As His Conversation; He Truly Cares About His Students As Well As His Staff. Thornton Will Not Be The Same Without Him. I'll Miss Walking Down The Hallways And Seeing His Bright Smile And Him Asking How My Day Was And Calling Me Turns. I'll Never Forget His Passion For Teaching Mathematics, Caring For Others, And His Love For Life.


Posted by: Kyla Turner - Harvey, IL - Student   Jun 20, 2018

God bless you guys...I'm so sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Sue West - Moriarty, NM - Friend   Jun 20, 2018