Rev. Susan L. Koury-Kennedy, 73, of Mahanoy City, died Wednesday November 25, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown.
Born in Pottsville, July 18, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Bernadette (Elhajj) Koury – Barket.
She graduated from Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA with a BA Degree in Fine Arts, did Graduate work in glassblowing at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; and trained at New Life for Girls from 1976-1979. Sue became a licensed Minister in 1979 by the Independence Assembly of God and was ordained in 1983 at Faith Tabernacle in Chicago, IL. She co-directed North Central New Life for Girls in Chicago an outreach ministry that took in crisis teens. She co-pastored fellowship of Christian Assembly in Monee, IL. Her and her husband founded & co-directed Resurrection Life Ministries in Aurora, IL a home for unwed pregnant women in crisis as an alternative for abortion where they shelters hundreds of women and saved hundreds of babies. She was an art teacher at Covenant Christian School in Aurora, IL for 8 years.
She had an art store The Glory Shoppe & taught art at Trinity school in St Augustine, FL. She was the Assistant Pastor at the Community Mission in Minersville, PA & continued to counsel all over Schuylkill county.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Stephen R. Kennedy in 2014 and a brother George Barkett.
Surviving are 2 daughters Angel Ramey, her husband Ryan of West Deptford, NJ; Laurie Karpathakis, her husband Anthony of Hicksville, NY; grandson Mitchell Ramey, granddaughter Penelope Karpathakis; brother Anthony Koury of Simpsonville, SC; 2 sisters, Antoinette Koury- Hughes of Pottsville, PA; Bernadette Koury- Dutton of Annapolis, MD; nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Nov. 30, 2020 from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street, St. Clair, PA 17970. The Rev. Robert Alonge will be officiating. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.