CHAMPAIGN, IL- Jeffrey Kendrick, Jr., 51, of Champaign, passed away at 8:32AM, Sunday, July 24, 2022 at his residence.
There will be a visitation on Friday, July 29, from 5-8PM at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana. Funeral services will be held the following day, Saturday, July 30, at 12:00 Noon, also at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign.
Jeff was born on May 30, 1971 in Champaign, a son of Jeffrey and Adela(Martinez) Kendrick. He married Trevor Blomberg on August 31, 2007 in Champaign. She survives. Also surviving are five children, Deja Smith, Jeffrey Hugh Benny Kendrick, Jawan Dylan Kendrick, Julian Luther Dean Kendrick, and Jonathan Keith Kendrick, all of Champaign; Two step children, Riley Carol Anne Kofoed and Elizabeth Kofoed, both of Champaign, and a grandchild, Jaida Nykol Smith. He is also survived by three siblings, Quantrell Kendrick of Apollo Beach, Fla., Elmondo(Elly) Kendrick of San Antonio, TX, Lanata(Tim) Kendrick Rice of Champaign and a special niece, Alita Kendrick Joyce of Seattle, WA.
Jeff graduated from Centennial High School, where he was active in sports and band, and worked as a groundskeeper for the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts and, most recently, the University of Illinois. Jeff enjoyed sports and spending time with his family. He was an enthusiastic Illini fan as well as Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan. Jeff was dearly loved by anyone he met and will be missed beyond words.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Bright Direction (College fund for Jonathan). Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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