Lonnie J. Kinsey

Lonnie J. Kinsey

Lonnie J. Kinsey, 64, of Jamestown, passed away Saturday (Dec. 9, 2017) at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

He was born in Newbern, N.C., on Nov. 6, 1953, the son of Elijah and Ann Poe Kinsey.

He was a 1971 graduate of Dunkirk High school where he received a scholarship to West Point Academy to play football. He was an outstanding athlete.

He was a sports fan of football and especially loved the Red Raiders where his son, Zacc Kinsey played football and basketball. He attended every home game. He also loved sitting and listening to music, especially R&B and gospel.

He was employed at Carborundum and Cummins Engine and was a supervisor at Blair before his illness. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He was a kind man and a quiet soul. He loved his family and was friends to everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Leeper Kinsey, whom he married on her birthday, Oct. 22, 1988; four children: Lonnie Jr. of Buffalo, Zacchaeus Kinsey of Jamestown, Kanika and Michelle Kinsey of Buffalo; two stepchildren: Raymond and Camille Hodnett of Jamestown and Demetrius Goldsmith of Jamestown, whom he raised as a son; 16 grandchildren; four brothers: Elijah Jr. and Michael Kinsey of Newbern, N.C., Allen and Jerome Kinsey of Jamestown; six sisters: Lona Kinsey of Jamestown, Pat and JoAnne Kinsey and Selena Santiago of Dunkirk, Theresa Kinsey and Romona Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey McFadden and a daughter, Tracey L. Hooten.

A funeral service will be held today at noon at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 53 W. 23 St.

The Rev. Sonya Hicks and the Rev. Chloe Smith will officiate.

Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service.

You may send a condolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.