YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Minister Kenneth Buggs better known as “Kenny” departed this life on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
He was born on Monday, May 31, 1953 to James Ester and Kathleen Ford Buggs.
Kenny was baptized at an early age at Faith Temple COGIC under Elder David Minor. He was the first Junior Usher. He also sang in the choirs (local, district and state).
Kenny was educated in the Youngstown Public School System.
He migrated to Philadelphia, Florida and finally settled in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kenny joined Saints Fellowship Mission Church, where he was an ordained Minister and participated in the Men’s Ministry and Food Pantry. He also set the foundation for the drug abuse program; under the leadership of the late Bishop Charlie Chatman while at Saints Fellowship Mission Church.
To cherish his memory he leaves a son, Kenny (Kameelah) Simms and one daughter, Regina Mayo; seven grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; six sisters, Lynn (Alan) Smith of Youngstown, Verdell Thorton and Mary (Derrick) Lockett, of St.Louis, Missouri, Candice Richardson of Columbus, Cecilia Briggs of Louisville, Kentucky and Toni Buggs of Steubenville, Ohio;, two uncles, Joseph Ford and Sadiiq Shabazz; a sister-in-law, Linda Buggs Bevly and a host nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a special friend, Myra Ready.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Buggs; his sister, Sherrie McKinney and grandson, David Clinkscale.
Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, June 18 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.