Fallen Hero: SGT(Svc.)Archie Lavon Kemp, Jr

Magee, MS

Funeral Home

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

302 8th Avenue Southwest Magee, MS
(601) 849-5031




A memorial will be held at a later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Saturday, February 5, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SGT(Serv)Archie Lavon Kemp, Jr , age 57, who served as a member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the Supply and Transportation Company (Magee), 106th Forward Support Battalion, 155th Separate Armored Brigade and had worked for USPFO, 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 remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. 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.
Obituary, visitation and service details:

Archie Lavon Kemp, Jr passed away on February 5, 2022 in Jackson, MS.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents, Archie L Kemp Sr and Ethel Louise Boyette Kemp Wood.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Whitaker Kemp, his 6 children, Robert, Tommy, Tabby, Jesse, Destiny and Jacob. Grandchildren Treston & Katie Kemp, Madison, Paige, & Breanna Blackburn, Axton, Lane, Fisher, Kinsley, and Keelie Kemp.
3 brothers: Steven (Tina), Bobby (Toni) & Larry (A’Leece) and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Archie loved our Lord, Jesus Christ and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. He had a gentle, giving spirit and lived a great example for all of his friends and family.
A memorial will be held at a later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. 601-849-5031.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com