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Bobby Lee Kidd

September 25, 1955 ~ May 18, 2021 (age 65)

Life Story

Bobby Lee Kidd transitioned from this earthly home, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The baby boy of fourteen children, Bobby was born on September 25, 1955 to loving parents, the late Elease Pratt and Sanky Kidd.

Bobby gave his life to Christ at an early age and became a member of Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church. He attended South High School in Grand Rapids Michigan. A fan of the Detroit Lions football team, he also loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was a kind gentle soul. He was a great guy who loved everyone.

On September 25th, 1983, Bobby met Elva Doughtery. As they became one, they were inseparable and had two children, Bobby Jr. and Jason. Bobby was employed at Salvation Army, a job that he loved for 20 years until retirement.

His memories will be honored and cherished by his ex-wife Elva; two sons, Bobby Jr. and Jason; his daughter, Jamie Kidd; eight grandchildren Xavier, Camellia, Elijah, Quentin, Demetrion, Jaylynne, Nevaeh, and Victoria Kidd; nine siblings, two brothers, Thaddus (Ada) Pratt, Frank (Maxi) Pratt; seven sisters, Emma Pratt, Louise Wallace, Betty (Floyd) Mathis, Mary Dean, Theodora Harris, Floria (James) Bates, Rosie (David) Jones. Bobby was surrounded in love by a host of very special nephews, nieces, friends and family as well as a special friend, Pecillia; his roommates and all the Hommies on the block.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother, Elease Pratt; father, Sanky Kidd; brother Johnny Pratt, Arthur Kidd, Robert Pratt, and Louis Pratt; Aunt Jennie Bailey; cousin, Lillie Davis and Johnny Chevis Jr.; nephew, Floyd Mathis Jr. and his grandson, Javonni Kidd. 


Repast will be at 33 Franklin SE at 12 pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

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Celebration of Life
May 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Family Home
33 Franklin Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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