Born February 20, 1952 in Belle Glade, Florida, Kenneth Christian Highsmith was the fourth of five children born to Dardell and Mary Highsmith. He joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the pastoral care of the late Rev. Odell Williams. Kenny received his formal education in the Palm Beach County School System. although Kenny had no formal training, he was quiet and kind-hearted and adored his mother. Unfortunately, Kenny passed away suddenly on September 19, 2012. Family members, friends and acquuaintances will truly miss him.
Kenny was preceded in death by both his parents, brother Dardell Highsmith, Jr., sister Mary Highsmith Jeudy, daughter Sharon "Lala" Highsmith, great-niece Yvette Goode, half-brothers Alonzo and Wilbert Highsmith, and half-sister Aradean Highsmith. Left to mourn his passing: daughters Carolyn and Diane Highsmith, sisters Diana Perez-Cruz and Maxine H. Burden all of West Palm Beach, 6 grandchildren (West Palm Beach, FL), 5 nieces, 5 nephews, 11 great-nieces, 6 great-nephews, 1 great-great niece and 4 great-great nephews; 2 special cousins Sandra Blank (Ron), Phoenix, AR, and Earl Highsmith (Beverly), Dundee, FL and many other grieving cousins, as well as his daughters' mother Cynthia Williams and very close and dear friend, Ms. Marion Redfearn.
The last rites for Kenneth Christian Highsmith was held at the Greater St. Paul Church of God in Christ, 915 SW Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00am. Services was entrusted to Butts Memorial chapel, 507 SW 3rd Street, Belle Glade, FL.