Cover photo for KENNETH BERNARD JEFFERSON's Obituary
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January 11, 1966 — December 13, 2023

Kenneth Bernard Jefferson, a talented artist and beloved member the Dallas community, passed away on December 13, 2023, in his hometown. He was born on November 11, 1966, in Dallas, Texas. Kenneth's departure leaves behind a void in the lives of all who knew him.

A high school graduate with an exceptional artistic flair, Kenneth dedicated his life to his passion for art. His creative talent knew no bounds and his artwork touched the hearts and minds of countless individuals. Through his paintings, sculptures, and installations, he created a visual language that spoke to the depths of human emotion.

Kenneth's artwork had an evocative quality that invited viewers to explore their own inner landscapes. With bold brushstrokes and striking use of color, he captured the essence of fleeting moments and translated them onto canvas. His ability to evoke profound emotions through his art was truly remarkable.

Beyond his artistic achievements, Kenneth was known for his gentle spirit and kind heart. He had an infectious warmth that made him a cherished friend and confidant. He always found time to encourage emerging artists and inspire them to pursue their creative visions.

To honor Kenneth's memory, a Prayer Service will be held on December 28, 2023, at Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas. The service will commence at 6:00 p.m., providing an opportunity for friends and family to come together and offer their prayers and support during this difficult time. On December 29th at 11:00 a.m., a Funeral Service will be held at the same location to bid farewell to our dear departed friend.

Kenneth is survived by his loving spouse Thelma Oudems, who stood by his side throughout his artistic journey with unwavering love and support. Their bond served as a source of strength for both of them.

In addition to Thelma, Kenneth leaves behind a vast network of friends, fellow artists, and admirers who will forever cherish his memory. His influence as an artist and a friend will continue to resonate within the hearts of those he touched.

Kenneth Bernard Jefferson's legacy as an artist will live on eternally through his masterful works. His profound ability to capture the human experience through art will continue to inspire generations to come. As we celebrate his life, let us remember Kenneth for the remarkable talent he possessed and the indelible mark he left on the world.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Kenneth's name to an art scholarship fund or an organization that supports emerging artists. Let us honor his memory by nurturing the next generation of artistic visionaries who, like Kenneth, have the power to move souls with their creativity.

As we say our final goodbyes to Kenneth, let us find solace in knowing that his spirit lives on in every stroke of paint, every sculpture, and every artistic endeavor. May he rest in peace, forever remembered and cherished in our hearts.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of KENNETH BERNARD JEFFERSON, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 28, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas

4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224

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Friday, December 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas

4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224

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