Fallen Hero: CMSgt Kenneth Florian Lamey


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675 Howard Avenue Biloxi, MS 39530
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9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. , Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Blessed Seelos Catholic Church.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Seelos Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. A private interment for family will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 29, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  CMSgt (Ret) Kenneth Florian Lamey, age 91, a retired member of the MS Army & Air National Guard who had served within both the MSARNG, USAR & retiring with CRTC, MSANG, Gulfport has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Soldier”


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Kenneth Florian Lamey was born on June 17, 1929 and passed away peacefully on August 29, 2020 with his family by his side.

He enlisted in the Army and served from 1948 to 1952 including an overseas tour in Germany. Kenneth transitioned to the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. His remaining service was with the Mississippi Air National Guard and was recognized by the State at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His dedication to his military service afforded him numerous commendations and medals. Kenneth was proud of his accomplishments with recognition on receiving the Civilian and Air Force Commendations Medal for services from 1954 to 1989. Kenneth was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1244 since 1949 until his passing. He was one of the oldest living members of the Council.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Snyder Lamey; son Florian Kenneth Lamey; parents Florian and Rachel Eldora Lamey; brother Gerald Francis Lamey; sisters Anna Mae Taylor & Mary Theresa Taylor; nephews Gerard “Rod” Taylor, Johnny Ady and Larry Snyder; nieces Jana Seal and Margo Louck; great granddaughter Adaline Rokohl; and great-great granddaughter Harper Lamey.

He is survived by sons Mark Lamey and Tim (Tina) Lamey; daughters Lowana (Dave) Ratisher, Theresa (Old Maid) Lamey and Lisa (Brian) Balius; grandchildren: James Lamey, Dora Gayle Garza, Katie Bossier, Priscilla Rokohl, Victoria (Kenneth) Yarrow, Jennifer (J.T.) Contreras, Traci (Shaun) Boedges, Missy (Andrew) Smith, Shelby Balius and Michael (Debs) Balius; sister Norma Jean Lamey; nephews: Terry (Susan) Taylor, John Taylor and Richard (Theresa) Taylor; great-grandchildren: Cory Lamey, Stacia Lamey, Kyle Lamey, Scarlett Potyok, Bradley Darby, Portia Potyok, Alyssa Contreras, Ava Boedges, Dylan Darby, Reese Boedges, Gracie Smith, Maximus Boedges and Ryder Smith; great-great grandchildren: Aston Lamey and Kylie Lamey; and his beloved dog Layla.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kenneth & Ramona Lamey to Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, 360 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, MS 39530.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Seelos Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A private interment for family will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Avenue in Biloxi, is honored to serve this family.