Michael E. Kennard, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church and the Howard High Class of 1969. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Sharon M. Kennard; sons, Corey (Desiree) Kennard, Kelvin Kennard, Adrian Kennard; daughters, Kendra Kennard (Rodney), Vivian Johnson, Sharita (Carl) Cameron; mother, Mary Kennard; sister, Diana K. Blackmon; brother, David Kennard; mother-in-law, Betty J. Morgan; 11 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a host of other family and friends. Service will be held noon on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Second M.B. Church, Rev. Paul A. McDaniel, officiating. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will received friends from 67 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave.m 622-9995.