LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jena Johnson - email
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Rotary Club honored the Rev. Bettie Kennedy with the club's distinguished "Service Above Self" award.
The award honors people whose unselfish devotion to our community has made it a better place to live.
Several club members praised Kennedy with her gracious services throughout the decades.
Kennedy was selected for this award because of her concern and compassion for the entire community.
"I can't say thank you enough," Kennedy said. "It doesn't seem thank you is enough to express what I feel, but I'm humbled, so humbled."
A Lufkin native, Kennedy is known for giving everything she has -- including the clothes on her back to people in need.
Even in retirement, she continues to serve the community every day of her life.