August 7, 1975 ~ February 2, 2019
Born in: Spokane, WA
Resided in: Denver, CO
Kenya Michelle Carter was born August 7, 1975, in Spokane, Washington, to Florine Gordon Cannady and Carl Carter. She was the second of three children born into this family.
The Carter family moved to Denver when Kenya was an infant. She was a fun-loving girl who had command over her brothers Isaac and Dante. She was educated in the Denver Public School System, having attended Wyman Elementary, Cole Junior High, East and George Washington High School.
Kenya gave her life to Christ at an early age. She grow-up attending the House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church under the leadership of the late Apostle Ralph Beechum.
Six years ago, Kenya moved to Houston, Texas to train and work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She found the work of helping others very gratifying.
Family was Kenya’s priority. Her mother, brothers, four children, and four grandchildren were her world. Family gatherings, cookouts, partying with her friends and dancing was her joy. She was a great cook with seafood being her favorite. She was a woman of style with a wardrobe that reflected her personality.
Kenya departed this life on February 2, 2019. Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Florine Cannaday: father, Carl Carter; brothers, Isaac Carter and Dante Estes; her children, Kendja, Kendall, Kennedi Carter and Keir Ryan; grandchildren, Zyion Carter, Tahleel Khabir, McKenna Carter and Kambry Carter; grandmother, Minnie Gordon; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and devoted friends.