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1988 "Shawnie" 2023

Shawn "Shawnie" Michael Kinney

July 2, 1988 — July 28, 2023


Shawn "Shawnie" Michael Kinney
July 2, 1988 - July 28, 2023

Biloxi mourns the sudden loss of Shawn Michael Kinney, a man whose love knew no bounds. Known affectionately as "Shawnie" to those closest to him, Shawn was a loving daddy, son, grandson, nephew, and friend. He will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

Born on July 2, 1988, in Biloxi, Mississippi, Shawn's world revolved around his children. As a devoted father, nothing brought him more joy than being a daddy to his son Hunter and his two daughters Stella and Olivia. Shawn's love for his children knew no bounds; he was always there for them and took great pride in everything they did. From coaching their sports teams to participating in various activities with them, he made sure to be an active part of their lives.

Shawn's passion for family extended beyond his children. He shared a deep bond with his parents Lamar and Tina (nee Alvarez) Kinney. Their unwavering support meant the world to him. William Earl and Lucille Kinney, Shawn's paternal grandparents, brought immense joy and love into his life. Likewise, the late Francoise Alvarez, Shawn's maternal grandmother who preceded him in death, held a special place in his heart. Louie Alvarez, Shawn's maternal grandfather, provided constant love and guidance throughout his life.

In addition to his immediate family, Shawn leaves behind several beloved individuals who were lucky enough to be a part of his life journey. His girlfriend Ariel Parks was a source of happiness and companionship for Shawn. They shared many beautiful moments together that will forever be cherished.

Shawn's wide circle of relatives includes numerous aunts, uncles, cousins who were blessed by his presence. His extended family members supported him throughout his life, and their bond was a testament to the love they shared. Furthermore, his friends and co-workers, who became like family, are deeply saddened by his untimely departure.

Professionally, Shawn worked as an HVAC Specialist with Lockheed Martin. His dedication and expertise in his field were highly regarded by his colleagues. His commitment to his work was evident in everything he did, and it left a lasting impact on those he worked alongside.

Shawn's education journey began at Osceola High School in Osceola, Florida. He went on to further pursue his studies at Valencia College and Mid Florida Tech. These institutions not only equipped him with knowledge but also helped shape the person he became.

Shawn's vibrant spirit will forever be remembered through the countless memories he leaves behind. Whether it was coaching his children or indulging in various activities with them, his love and dedication were palpable. He had an infectious smile that could light up any room and a heart full of compassion that resonated deeply with all those fortunate enough to know him.

We mourn the loss of Shawn Michael Kinney but celebrate a life lived with boundless love and unwavering devotion to family and friends. May his legacy inspire us all to cherish our loved ones, embrace life's joys, and spread kindness wherever we go.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service is held at The Center Pointe Church, located at 6201 Highway 57, Ocean Springs, MS.  Shawn will be laid to rest in Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rest in peace "Shawnie"

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Visitation for friends at Center Pointe Church

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Celebration of His Life

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

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