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.

Services

Visitation: February 15, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church
3082 Leyden Street
Denver, CO 80220


Celebration of Life: February 15, 2019 12:00 pm

House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church
3082 Leyden Street
Denver, CO 80220


Reception: February 15, 2019 1:30 pm

House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church
3082 Leyden Street
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. I will miss you so much. miss hearing your voice and laugh everytime you came to visit.
    Such a beautiful happy soul gone too soon.

    Love you,
    TITI

  2. I have so many memories of us acting crazy and having fun and laughing. I will miss your beautiful smile and always doing your hair in so many different cute hairstyles. I know your resting well now, and I thank God for all the times we shared and memories created. Love You Always Cousin❤

  3. Kenya, my fondest memories of you are how stylish you were and that we both had a love for Black Cow candy.

    I am praying for your mother, brothers and children.

  4. Kenya, I couldn’t really grasp seeing your name on this website. I had a sleepless night thinking about you and your mom and your brothers.
    I remember you always had it together with your hair and clothes. And, I fondly remember that we both loved those Black Cow suckers bought at Downing Supers.
    May the LORD comfort your family.

  5. Seventeen years ago we met and it’s been Smiles, laughter, no sugar coating realness and your last phrase to me “Niki your are such a genuine sweet person and I love you” will forever be my memories of you. You will be missed. Absent from the flesh but present in my heart friend. Rest now Beautiful.
    Love you lots, Niki💋

  6. My sincere condolences to the family may God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Kenya, we meet all the way back at East High School in 1992/ 1993. When I moved back to Denver, we later found each other again. I have so many memories of us together and we always had a blast. You will be missed and fly high my sweet ang

  8. I am still in disbelief that you are gone my beautiful friend. You have truly been such a blessing in my life. I am going to miss our talks, laughs, and memes we posted through the day! Continuing to pray for your family and friends. Get your rest beautiful, Heaven as truly gained angel.

  9. Kenya, may you rest in peace — no more hurt, pain, disappointments, cares of this life and struggles! We have known and loved you a big part of your life, and your kind beautiful spirit and love is missed already! To Apostle Isaac and Mom Flo, be of good courage and strengthened, knowing that you embraced Kenya with love and the truth and because of your loving devotion, she had a relationship with God and we believe is at peace! Just know she is with the King of Kings, and it’s our loss but heaven’s gain!

    To Kendaysia! Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. The Word of God from Isaiah 41:10 The loss of a loving mother brings sadness, but remember the encouraging words from Holy Scripture that say: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: We send our sincere love and condolence to all of the Carter family, friends and relatives. Though grief is a painful season, it is necessary for our healing. God alone can heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds! His love never fails.

    We pray strength, comfort and peace for all of you today, and for the coming days ahead!

    Lovingly submitted,

    Pastor Eric D. Beechum, Mom Beechum & Family & The HOJ Family

  10. Kenya, may you rest in peace — no more hurt, pain, disappointments, cares of this life and struggles! We have known and loved you a big part of your life, and your kind beautiful spirit and love is missed already! To Apostle Isaac and Mom Flo, be of good courage and strengthened, knowing that you embraced Kenya with love and the truth and because of your loving devotion, she had a relationship with God and we believe is at peace! Just know she is with the King of Kings, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8.

    We send special love to her children: Kendaja, Kennedi, Keir and Kendall. May God’s love and blessings guide you through this time of sorrow.

    We pray strength, comfort and peace for all of you today, and for the coming days ahead!

    Lovingly submitted,

    Pastor Eric D. Beechum, Mom Beechum & Family & The HOJ Family

  11. My deepest condolences, I’m in such disbelief😥😥😥I’m really going to miss you love. May you rest in Heaven peacefully. You will never be forgotten friend.

  12. Man I’m so lost Right now my heart hurts! I had just talked to you… man I have so many memories of us from cooking going out seating at home chilling watching movies I remember when I first met you I had a stack of dollars lol man I’m going to miss u sooo much I’m so damn hurt.. man you up there with my baby tell him his mommy miss him and loves him r.i.p China doll

  13. Good byes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means, I’ll miss you my dear friend until we meet again.
    We had a instant strong connection from the first day we met, back in the 90’s. Our relationship was unbreakable. You were then as you always will be apart me.
    Rest in peace Kenya, much love

  14. Our deepest sympathy to the Carter family earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Our love and prayer are with you always. From the Gathering Of The Eagles Church Family.

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