Kim Renaa Roddy


Kim Renaa Roddy was born to the late Ernest and Carolyn Roddy on October 5, 1955 in Columbus, OH.  She is the oldest of eight children.  Kim departed this earthly life unexpectedly on Thursday, October 21, 2021.  She was 66 years old.

Kim was a part of Southfield for Life, educated in the Columbus Public School system, Kim graduated from Marion-Franklin High School, where she was the captain of the cheer squad. Upon graduation, Kim attended Capital University, where she was a Psychology and Physical Education major.  Later in her adulthood, after relocating to Michigan to care for her first grandchild, Kim attended Cornerstone University as a Business Management major.

Kim recently celebrated her 25th year anniversary with the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. She worked as a case manager in her most recent role, and had acquired many certificates of achievement and recognition by her clients.  She was loved dearly and affectionately called “Mama Kim” by many of her co-workers.

Among her many talents, Kim had a passion for cooking, baking and entertaining.  She typically began preparing for her holiday baking orders (Kim’s Kakes) months in advance.  She had a loyal following for her peach cobbler and Texas sheet cake, not to mention her candied yams and macaroni & cheese.  She was everybody’s “Mama Kim” from Ohio to Michigan and back again.  Always ready to cook, BBQ or bake for the family!

She was just as passionate about her ministry as well.  If she wasn’t at prayer meetings, ministerial meetings or playing her tambourine in church, she was more than likely ministering to a young lady.  Kim had a heart for young ladies, especially teens, singles and young mothers.

To know Kim was to know her love for her grandchildren!  She never missed an opportunity to brag about and show pictures or social media posts about them.  Nothing could stop Yanni from celebrating her grands!

Kim leaves to cherish her memory her only daughter, Shawnné (Christopher) Sanders of Atlanta, GA, grandson, Christopher Sanders II, granddaughter, Shekinah Sanders, brother, Ernest “Rock” (Vivian) Roddy, sister, Joy (Terry) Cornett, brother, Eric (Carla) Roddy, sister, Dina Roddy, brother, Carl (Christine) Roddy, brother, Billy Seward, and brother, Todd (Monikia) Roddy, all of Columbus, OH, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 4:00pm and Funeral Service 5:00pm Monday, November 1, 2021 at New Covenant Believers’ Church, 3400 Kohr Blvd. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE.


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Condolence Messages



  2. Valerie and Calvin Thomas Jr & Family

    To the Roddy and Cornett families ,..we express are deepest sympathy and condolences for the sudden loss of Kim. God bless you all during this time. Calvin and I are here always. We love you all. You will see her again.

  3. Praying you’re comforted by memories of your sister Kim..
    Continued LOVE and Heartfelt sympathy to the Roddy and Cornett families and friends as you go through this time of grief…

  4. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and hope.

    All our love,
    JFS 2690

  5. Robin Montgomery

    My Heartfelt Sympathies To The Roddy FamilyPrayers/Meditation for Comfort and Strength Ase`
    Kim with the Amazing Smile, Genuine Heart and Encouraging Spirit was a Blessing To Know Her. Rest In Paradise Queen

  6. To the family,
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  7. David and Joy Thomas

    Sincere prayers of comfort and peace to the Roddy family. Kim was a wonderful woman with a kind heart and a strong and beautiful spirit. She will never be forgotten, and always remembered with a smile.

  8. Roberta L Blackwell&Family

    Sending my condolences to the Roddy family you are in our prayers from the Blackwell family

  9. Alice Blackwell, Kimbro and Watson Family

    To the Roddy and Cornett Families
    We are sending our condolences for the loss of your loved one. Praying for you all

  10. My Deepest Condolences
    Sending My Healing Prayers and Comforting Hugs to The Kim Roddy Family. Kim My Friend and Co-Worker for over 25 years, You will be Sadly missed. My Love and Deepest Sympathy Goes Out to your Family. I know the Loss is Unmeasurable, But So Is The Love You Kim Left Behind. A Beautiful Soul Is Never Forgotten.
    RIH My Dear Friend

  11. Kim, you were always so sweet, kind, and funny. I will miss you and the laughs we shared over the years….not to mention, your delicious cooking and baking!!! Sleep well, my sister…..I pray that God gives your family and friends strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  12. She was one of a kind.
    Full of Sunshine, Love and Wisdom.
    She touched my heart in such a short time.
    I am glad I got to know her before she flew away.

    Much Love to Ms. Kim……

  13. To the family of Kin Renaa Roddy,
    May God bless and strengthen all of and may heaven smile down on you all. Kim will be really missed. Words cannot express the feelings we have for our sister but we loved her but God Loved her best. My deepest condolences.

  14. We give our condolences to the Roddy family for your great loss. We are praying God’s Grace and mercy comfort you.

    Tom and Kim Perry

  15. May God provide your family with peace during this time.
    I am so sorry for your loss, for everyone’s loss as Kim was a wonderful human being. She is missed by so many. Love you Dina & Family

  16. May God provide your family with peace during this time.
    I am so sorry for your loss, for everyone’s loss as Kim was a wonderful human being. She is missed by so many. Love you Dina & Family I will miss that beautiful smile that lit up the room when she walked in.

  17. My Condolences to the Roddy family. And may God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you.

  18. It is with profound sadness upon hearing the loss of Kim. Growing up in Southfield knowing the Roddy Family attending school and going to our 1973 senior prom. My sincere condolences to your daughter and entire Roddy-Cornett Families. Take your Rest with our Savior. Psalms 116:15

  19. Terrell Jordan. " Terry "

    My. Heartfelt condolences to the Family and all my school friends.
    May God comfort you in the time
    Of loss. You are in my Prayers, with
    Much Love in my heart.

  20. The pain and sorrow are heavy for those who grieve but know that joy cometh in the morning…
    Deepest condolences to the Roddy family on the loss of a beautiful soul. May God continue to uplift you in the bosom of his heart.

  21. Joyce Ross Poole

    The Roddy Family’s in my prayers. May God wrap you in his love and support.

  22. To The Family Of Ms. Kim Roddy,She Was Such A Beautiful Lady with A Beautiful Smile Godly Spirit,she always tease me because I would call Rachel ( getting her name wrong that Tickle her lol). Our talks I Will trulyMiss Kim.Praying For Comfort & Healing To Her daughter, Brothers and sisters,Family & Many Friends

  23. My condolences and prayers to the Roddy Family of the loss of Kim. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will truly be missed . God has gain a beautiful angel.

  24. Elder Sandra Davis

    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5
    To the family of Minister Kim Roddy,
    My heart was broken when I received the news that my friend and sister in Christ went home to be with the Lord. Kim was such a beautiful soul and will be sorely missed. The joy and love that she shared so freely with others will never be forgotten. Minister Kim was a blessing to serve in ministry with at New Covenant Believers’ Church. May the peace of God comfort and sustain the family during this very difficult time of grief. ❤❤

  25. Bonita & Art Godfrey

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of Kim, We pray God will send healing for the family.

  26. To Dina, Todd and family. I was hurt to hear of Kim’s passing. But then I sat and thought of our fun days playing softball at greenlawn and traveling out of town to play. Kim was an awesome person, player and leader. Dina my family and I will continue to pray for you, Todd and family. Condolences from the Ransom family

  27. To The family of Ms. Kim Roddy,
    I was her clerk for many years when she was over the Health Start/Childcare Unit at the Northeast Opportunity Center. She was a great supervisor and proactive for the customers. She was fair and helpful to the customers as well as her staff. My prayers go out for the family & those close to Ms. Kim that, God will give you exactly what you need during this time. God Bless…

  28. My condolence to the Roddy family. Ms. Kim was a very caring caseworker. I had the pleasure of working with her. Once she met someone in your family; she always remembered them. Then she would check in from time to time to see how my daughters were doing with their lives. May God help you through these difficult times.

  29. The Jamison family send their prayers,and heart feltCondolences to the Roddy family sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Kim,she was an angel & will Be missed dearly,we’ve lost a sister,mother,aunt&Grandmother in Kim and now it’s our responsibility to have her legacy live on through us all RIH Kim

  30. My heart goes out you her family as I know what she meant to you all. She was my work Mom at the JFS West Center. She baked me a cake every year for my birthday. Her loss is a hard one. But I know she is eternally resting. I pray God gives you all comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding. I’m gonna miss that smile and warm hugs. Definitely will miss her cooking. Mama Kim I love you so much and I’m grateful in our last conversation I got to tell you I LOVE YOU.

  31. My condolences to the family she was a beautiful person and will be missed dearly.
    May God bless Kim and keep her family strong.


  32. To Dina and family. Kim’s passing was a shock. Such a beautiful positive God fearing woman. She was always smiling and always had a good word for everyone. I remember when she went to Detroit to help her daughter with her grandson. She was so happy we had often talked about our love of being a grandmother. She will be your mail guardian angel now. I will keep you and the family uplifted in prayer. Praying for peace and comfort.

  33. My deepest condolences. Ms Kim always had a pleasant word for me. Always encouraged me at JFS.
    Rest on my friend.

  34. Emma Cobb chappelle

    To the family I was so sadden by the passing of Kim. I worked with her for years. She was the sweetest person. She was always smiling and very upbeat. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  35. Selena M. Taylor

    To the family of Ms. Kim, my sincere condolences, I appreciated her conversations and laughs at work, she was a definite ear to lean on, and her smile! Rest well

  36. To Terry, Joy, Rocky, Dina, Todd, and the rest of your wonderful family, I am surprised; and, in much sorrow for your loss. The Powell family has accompanied many of the Roddy family from grade school through high school and beyond. My brothers Mark, Chris and I were fortunate enough to attend both Beery and Marion-Franklin with Kim. She carried the Roddy name of giving, sharing, participating, and representing family, throughout the Southfield community. My condolences to your family throughout this trying time. Kim will be sincerely missed.

  37. Precious Kim, we miss you so, but know you are with Jesus now.
    No one can replace your beautiful smile and kind words, but the inspiration you have left behind for others will carry on those parts of you, because you affected many very deeply.
    To Kim’s family, we are keeping you in our prayers. You will see her again, in the courts of God.

  38. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. My prayers are with you all.
    Mae Newton

  39. Jacquelyn Colson

    To my nieces and nephews I offer my sincere condolences during this time of loss. Kim was so loving and caring. She loved her family dearly. She will be missed greatly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love to all,
    Jackie Johnson Colson

  40. Sending love to my family

  41. Vernita Fitch-Francis and William Fitch

    My condolences to the family..So sorry for your loss.Praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace.

  42. Lynne Denise Morris

    My condolences and prayers for the family. Kim was a very kind, cheerful and giving person. I will miss her smile.

  43. To my extended family, Roddy crew,

    Our Kim is gone from this Earth but we will see her again. With road trips, going to church conferences, being work partners and celebrating holidays together, my family’s life is much better with Kim being in it. Life will never be the same. However, let her legacy live on in Jesus Christ.
    I love you all….Love Jernell Logan

  44. Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the Roddy family. Praying for comfort in this time of sadness.

  45. Sandy Waters-Holley

    To the dear Roddy family , We have been friends so many years since my treasured friendship with your beloved grandmother. Beulah Colson. To each of you. My heart mourns and rejoices with you as we celebrate Kim’s eternal transition to the Father’s arms. Be blessed and comforted by our awesome God. Through your veil of tears. YOU WILL STILL SEE JESUS!

  46. Rachelle Lawson

    My deepest condolences to Ms. Kim’s family and her JFS family. I will never forget your laugh, smile, and selfless importation to my life as a single mother. You allowed God to use you on my midwife team, as I birthed part of my vision. You, for so many people, were the mouth, hands, & heart of our Christ. Your spirit, legacy, & impact lives forever! Take your rest, Sister Kim.

  47. Our condolences to the Roddy Family, Ms Kim was my Favorite neighbor . She will be missed.

    Much love to the family
    The Ervine’s and The Smith Family

  48. Jennifer Gordon

    With Sympathy and Condolences to the Roddy family, My prayers are with you all.
    “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. . .

  49. Mike Jackson and the Carter Family

    Sending out deepest condolences to the Roddy Family

  50. Prayers of comfort and peace to the Roddy family. Kim was an awesome woman and friend. Although she is not physically present she will always be present on our hearts and mind!

  51. Daphnie - Lynn Jefferson

    I offer you my Sincerest and Deepest condolences to you and your family

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