The Black Rep Memorial Tribute for Ms. Linda Alton Randall Kennedy has been rescheduled for

Monday January 13, 2020  at the Edison Theatre on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.


 Linda Alton Randall Kennedy

December 5, 1950 - August 16, 2019


Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the Loss of a Great Woman.

 Ms. Linda Kennedy passed away Friday, August 16 when she lost her battle with cancer. 

She is survived by her mother Lucille Alton, her son Terell Randall, Sr. and two grandchildren.

 Our hearts are heavy, our eyes weeping, our body's aching with the pain knowing that our dear Linda Kennedy will not walk, (strut) through those front doors again, gracing us with that positive light that beamed into any room that she entered. When you saw Linda Kennedy, you knew you were in for a rude awakening of positivity, the truth, wisdom, laughter, honesty, and above all love! That laugh would carry through the hallways and you couldn't help but smile when you heard it! That voice, so sultry and delicate, but strong and robust enough to make you realize that you were in the presence of a BOSS. She was the life of the party! Ms. Kennedy embraced life to the fullest, and would encourage everyone else to do the same. Nothing, and I mean nothing could stop her from ANYTHING. If she set her mind to it, it would get done without question! She will be missed in a way that is indescribable, but never forgotten! Her blood, sweat and tears are embedded in this company. The Black Rep and Linda Kennedy are synonymous, she is rooted in this company and has sprouted growth throughout the company that couldn't have been done by anyone but her.


If I was the visionary she was the heart and soul of The Black Rep. I cannot imagine a time when her presence didn’t illuminate throughout every facet of our existence. Since 1981, when first we met she has been artist, administrator, teacher, director, role model, mother, designer, choreographer and more. It has been my privilege and honor to have known her not only as an artist but as a person and a generous spirit. All of us fortunate enough to have bathed in her presence are blessed. She was, she is, she will always be Miss Black Rep.

Ron Himes