Kenneth Andre Basnight transitioned to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2023, at his home in Portsmouth, VA surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Norfolk, VA on November 28, 1959 from the union of Shelbert Leo Basnight, Sr. and Barbara Lee Basnight.
Kenneth was a product of Norfolk Public Schools (Granby High School). And, proceeded on to pursed a career in autobody mechanics. He spent his early years working alongside his father to gain his experience and expertise as a mechanic, and eventually became a professional business owner.
As a youth Kenneth enjoyed Hot Roding and continued to be a collector of model cars. His artistry for decorating cars led to his successful business of “pimping out rides.”
As a young adult he received Christ into his life and later was called to serve in ministry. He was a faithful servant, leader, and served in various Pastoral positions. Notably, he was the Pastor at God is in Control Ministry. Soon after that, God led him to start Golden Age Food for Life, where he feed the hungry and Senior Citizens.
Kenneth was compassionate, committed and loved talking about Jesus. His teachings were powerfully personal, revelational and inspiring. Among his many talents and gifts, he was an extraordinary musician (drummer).
One of his most recent hobbies included his love for water and riding his jet skis.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a giver and loved making people happy. He influenced many people’s lives, and was loved by all.
Kenny’s ultimate goal in life was to share the goodness of the Lord.
He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn Basnight of Portsmouth, Virginia. Other survivors include his children, Phillip Cowell Sr., Shawna Cowell, Donavon Basnight, Alesha Basnight, grandkids are Phillip Cowell Jr., N’Dia Cowell, Cane Horton, great grandkids Rayne Cowell and Na’Sia Trotter Other survivors include Maurice Wood, Judy Williams, Leo Basnight, Lizzette Basnight, Evette Basnight-Little (Douglas), Teresa Dillard and Lawson Basnight (Kenya).