Lonzell Jennings, 69, passed away on June 22, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on December 11, 1948 in Marshall, Texas to Lonzo and Dorothy Pickens Jennings
Lonzell grew up in Marshall, Texas until his parents united in marriage in 1958 and moved to Kansas City, Missouri.
He graduated from Westport High School in 1968. He persued his education career at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lonzell joined the United State Army in 1970 and served 6 years and he also was a recipient of a National Defense Service Medal for Sharp Shooter ( M-16) and Sharp Shooter ( hand grenade). He had Honorable Discharged in 1976, achieving the rank of PFC. He worked for different hospitals through the years including Shawnee Mission Hospital as an Environmental service worker. He had his own Janitorial Cleaning Company for many years as well. He recently retired and relocated to South Carolina. He loved spending time with his family, playing Semi Pro Ball at one point. He loved traveling, cars, water, and sucking his thumb.
Lonzell was preceded in death by both parents, Lonzo & Dorothy (Pickens) Jennings; his sisters, Geraline Jennings, Barbara Williams-Jennings.
Lonzell Jennings is survived by his lifetime devoted partner, Trudi Taylor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; his two sons, Quentin Lonzell Jennings ( Melissa) and Phillip Jennings of South Carolina; three daughters: Keena (Jennings) Ausley, Olivia Jennings of South Carolina, Alana Jennings and one step-daughter, Ayla Taylor of Kansas City, Missouri; five brothers: Larry Jennings (Helen), Michael Wayne Jennings, Eddie C. Jennings (Judy), Steven Jennings (Tawyna) and Ronnie Jennings (Quincy); three sisters: Sandra Johnson Jennings, Lenda Jones Jennings, and Carlinetta Davis Jennings of Kansas City, Missouri; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 1, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel.