Open Letter from the Beene Family
Dear Friends and Family,
In the early hours of morning, our father, Kenneth Wayne Beene, went home to be with the Lord. We are heartbroken and shocked, but also reminded of God’s promise that He works all things together for good. Our father spent the last few weeks doing what he loved … preaching, serving, and loving on people. God worked that out. Dad spent time together with his wife, our mother, on the Central Coast of California the last few days celebrating 52 years of marriage. For Mom, those are the moments that will now forever be precious. God worked that out.
With each of one us, Dad took moments to embrace, love and support us in our personal lives. They were personal moments that we will forever hold in our hearts. God worked that out. Oftentimes, in these kind of devastating moments, we don’t understand the timing, but we can always trace God’s hand as He works things out.
Our father was a true example of Godliness, unconditional love and grace. He will always be that example for all of us. To say he will be missed is an understatement. To fill the void he leaves will be impossible. But the memories of the extraordinary man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, friend, pastor, and servant will carry on.
Dad loved to smile and laugh. He called us all “Beene.” “Hey there Beene!” was his way of saying hello to us. “Keep looking up,” those words were his signature when he said goodbye.
We’ll keep looking up Dad. Until we see you again. We will keep looking up.
Arrangements will be posted once available. Please lift up the Beene family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Editor’s Note: Kenneth Beene was father to Shandon, Landon, and Brandon Beene, who for many years ministered in Southern Gospel music as The Beene Family. While the group no longer travels, Landon is actively involved in Southern Gospel music through IMC Concerts and StowTown Records.