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Celebrating the life of

Emil Nathaniel Kemp

May 28, 1957 - May 09, 2022

Emil Nathaniel Kemp

Emil Nathaniel Kemp, “Stoney”, was born on May 28, 1957 in Washington D.C., but was raised in Savannah, Georgia in the historic Sandfly Community by his parents, the late Laversa and Louis O’Neal.

Stoney received his early childhood and middle school education in the segregated Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah in the early to late 1960s to the 1970s.  He would later attend and graduate from Benedictine Military School in 1975.  Here, Stoney was a member of the Cadet Football and Basketball teams.

After graduating from Benedictine, Stoney attended the then Tuskegee Institute on a ROTC Scholarship.  He was a member of the Choir, the ROTC, and many other campus organizations.  He was most proud of becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.  Stoney was initiated in the Gamma Epsilon Chapter in the Fall of 1976, The Diamond Crusaders.  He was a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

Upon graduating from Tuskegee in 1979, Stoney was commissioned into the United States Army.  Captain Kemp served honorably in the Infantry Branch for six years in various capacities stateside and abroad.  He completed his years of civil service by working twenty-six years as a United States Postal Service supervisor in Columbia, SC.  Stoney oversaw the sorting out and organizing of incoming and outgoing mail, parcels and freight deliveries.  During his time in South Carolina, he joined Prince Hall Freemasonry of South Carolina.

Instead of “taking it easy” after retiring from the USPS, he started to work in several security positions.   He was an officer for the Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, SC.  On his days off, he would serve as a substitute teacher in the Beaufort County School District in South Carolina and the Liberty County School System in Hinesville, GA.  In 2015, he served as an Assistant football coach at Midway Middle School under Head Coach Quillie Jones. The Panthers’ Football team were undefeated, a perfect 10 and 0.  In 2018, He started his own personal security company, Attention To Detail Personal Services.

On December 31, 2013, Emil married the love of his life, Shannon McFadden, whom he met at his family’s church, Speedwell United Methodist, where he was a faithful and loyal member of the Choir, the Men’s Choir, and a member of The Board of Trustees.

Stoney was very passionate about helping the American Veterans.  He was very active in the local Disable American Veteran (DAV) local chapter in Savannah, Chapter 8, and in the Department of Georgia DAV serving in several leadership positions.  He was elected as Commander for the DAV, Department of Georgia in June 2021. 

Stoney enjoyed life!  He was an avid golfer, boatsman, fisherman, world traveler and a life-long fan of the Washington Football team.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 8 years, Shannon McFadden-Kemp, a beloved son, Joseph Nathaniel Kemp, and a host of special aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, God children, and close friends.

A wake will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Speedwell United Methodist Church on Skidaway Road at Montgomery Crossroad.

A graveside service and burial, with military honors, will be on Friday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.

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We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are grateful of the special moments that we spent with you and Stoney. Be it a brief conversation at church, outside the church or the most gracious Country Club that Stoney invited us to. We are forever grateful for that beautiful day. Shannon, we pray that God will strengthen you and walk you through this time of earthly loss. Love your cousins Wardell, Gail, and Tyler.

- Angela (Gail), Wardell, and Tyler Snipes , Savannah , Georgia

My condolences to you Joseph and Shannon. Praying for your strength and healing.

- Shannom & Family, Atlanta, Georgia

Our prayers are with the family, may God strengthen and heal the brokenness. Our sincere sympathy.

- Wondalyn Green, Woodbridge, Virginia

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My deepest condolences My Sister And Family

- Ursula Baker, Sav, Ga

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Shannon, Jehrome & I pray God grants you & your family all the comfort in your time of sorrow and strength going forward. We will cherish the memories we had with Kemp. We will keep you & family in prayer.

- Brenda & Jehrome Harris, Burlington, NC

’m so sad you have loss your husband. There are no words. Some time silence is best. I’m happy that you both lived life to the fullest and shared a great love together. May God continue to bless you and lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

- Ayers’ family , Richmond hill, G

We are uplifting you & the family in the highest condolences. You will be truly missed. I’ve enjoyed all of my times with Mr Kemp & Mrs Shannon, and your amazing hospitality will never be forgotten. May you Rest In Power & Peace!

- Mrs. Aminah Boston & The Boston Family , Atlanta , Georgia

On behalf of The Donald A. Moody, DAV Chapter #33, Warner Robins, Georgia, I would like to send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family of Department of Georgia Commander Emil N. Kemp. Bill Lawson Chief of Staff/Chaplain GA DAV Chapter #33

- William C Lawson, Warner Robins, GA

I send prayers and condolences from the Kight family. Emil "Stoney" was a life long friend and brother in the bond of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity , Inc. May his soul rest in peace and God be the family to carry his legacy on.

- Robert Kight, Lanham, Maryland

My sincere condolences. May you lean on God's strength during this time.

- Catherine Edwards, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

Withheartfelt condolences and sincere prayers to Mrs. Shannon M. Kemp, & Mr. Joseph N. Kemp. May our God give you comfort, & strengthen you at this difficult time. Ms. Virginia S. Brown & Family

- Ms. Virginia S. Brown , LOVEJOY , GA - Georgia

May the legacy of your loved one live on in your heart. My heartfelt condolences to you Shannon, the family and friends. Grace and Mercy,

- Deborah Andrews Dawson, Hinesville, GA

My deepest condolences to the Kemp family.

- PDC Willard Cunningham and family , Columbia , South Carolina

I knew Emil at Tuskegee and he was always a pleasant and a gentleman.

- El Wanda Penn , Wetumpka , Alabama

Please accept my warmest condolences to you and your family. I'm sending love, praying for peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Emil "Kemp" to forever hold dear in your heart. Such great memories of times at Tuskegee [TI Choir] Pi Sigma Phi Choral Fellowship. "Gone from our sight but "Never" from our hearts." God's Continued Grace, Mercies and Peace, Floretta Jeter Norris

- Floretta Jeter Norris , West Chester, OH

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- Floretta Norris, West Chester, OH

To Mrs Shannon Kemp and the entire Kemp Family. I am one of Emil's line brothers (#6), and former roommate along with Hanky Panky. I send my deepest condolences and continued prayers lifting up your family during this heart breaking struggle. May God keep comforting you as Long as it takes. God Blessings

- Glenda Windham, Dallas, Texas

To the Kemp Family. The men and women of Department of Georgia DAV a were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Comrade and Department Commander Emil Nathaniel Kemp. We have lost a great warrior, great husband, great father, and great American. You are in our heartfelt prayers. The men and women of the Department of Georgia DAV thank Commander Kemp for his loyal service to our Nation and the DAV. May he rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing to his family and all who knew him.

- Albert Boudy, DAV Department of Georgia Chaplain, Augusta, GA, GA

To the Kemp Family. The men and women of Pendleton King DAV Chapter 10, Augusta, GA thank Commander Emil Nathaniel Kemp for his honorable service to our Nation and the DAV. And, we express our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family on his passing. May God’s grace and peace comfort his family during their time of sorrow. May Commander Kemp rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing to his family and all who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.

- Albert Boudy - Adjutant, Pendleton King DAV Chapter 10, Augusta, GA

To the Kemp Family. Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of our DAV Comrade Emil Nathaniel Kemp. The heart is never ready, the time is never right to say good-bye. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy and hoping each new tomorrow will bring you comfort and peace. May Comrade Kemp rest in peace with Christ, Our Lord and Savior. God Bless.

- Albert and Linda Boudy, Augusta, Georgia

I was very saddened to hear about my friend Emil passing. He was such a nice easy going man and a joy to be around. May God Bless Emil and the entire Kemp family.

- Bobby Sauers, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

- Will O'Donnell, Pooler, Ga

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Emil would light up a room when he entered. His smile and wit were infectious. He amplified kindness and grace. You will greatly be missed here at Sandfly Storage and Tyson Enterprises. I am glad God chose to cross our paths on this side of heaven.

- Tina Caine, Guyton, GA

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God shower you with comfort in this time. To my brother... I will miss you, my friend. When I come to Savannah to see my family, I could always count on golf, laughs, conversation, and more golf. When we hadn't spoken in a while... I could always count on a call. When I needed someone to talk to... you always were there to listen and give me good counsel. Thank you, for your friendship and always being there. Yooo! YITB !!! GW McDowell, II Alpha Lambda Nupe - Spring 91

- George, Columbia, SC

I knew Emil.from high school. He was such a nice person. I am so sad to learn of his passing. My deepest condolences to the family and close friends. May God comfort you all.

- Miriam Liggett, Sterling, VA

May You Rest In Peace, Stoney Kemp

- Lillian Stewart Sams , Savanah , Ga.

Our deepest sympathy to you, Shannon, in the loss of our cousin “Stoney”. We pray that God will grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love Edward and Yvonne

- Ed and Yvonne Oglesby & Family, Savannah, Georgia

Condeslence and prayers goes goes out to the family at this time.Psalm 121 Chapter

- Diana Maxwell English, Savannah, Georgia

Shannon McFadden-Kemp, sending our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Emil Kemp, known to my family as your “Special K” will be missed! He was always pleasant and fun loving! When he came into your life he brought just that, a special bond. May you hold on to the many precious memories! He LOVED some Shannon! I am so grateful that you were blessed with him for a season in your life. Praying for you and the family. Michael, Debra, Lakenyia and Mikia Frazier Riceboro, GA

- Debra B. Frazier, Riceboro, Ga

Shannon McFadden-Kemp, sending our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Emil Kemp, known to my family as your “Special K” will be missed! He was always pleasant and fun loving! When he came into your life he brought just that, a special bond. May you hold on to the many precious memories! He LOVED some Shannon! I am so grateful that you were blessed with him for a season in your life. Praying for you and the family. Michael, Debra, Lakenyia and Mikia Frazier Riceboro, GA

- Debra B. Frazier, Riceboro, Ga

We at Visiting Angels would like to send our condolences to you and your family. You all will be forever in our prayers.

- Visiting Angels of Savannah, Savannah, GA

Heartfelt condolences to Bro.Kemp and his family. Rest on Good Brother your labor was not in vain,well done!

- Leon Booker DAV CDR CHP1 GA, Atlanta , Georgia

Sorry for your loss ,prayers goes out to you all

- Diana Engish, Savannah, Georgia

Shannon and family, you have my deepest condolences. Please know that my prayers are with you.

- Regina P. Williams, Savannah, Ga

Extending my full condolences to the family. Emil fulfill his legacy in so many areas as I'm the Assistance Chief of Security with Long Cove Club in Hilton Head SC where brother Emil provided Security service. Long Cove Club Security is directed by Chief Willie J. Rice and was unable to attend Emil wake because of Security service being held on Hilton Head SC. I Assistance Chief Young was unable to attend brother Emil wake because of restricted driving from Doctor orders due to brain surgery, so again I extend my condolences to Shannon and the rest of the family. May God strengthen you and Bless you. Johnny L. Young

- Johnny Young, Port Royal, SC

My sincerest condolences and prayers to you Shannon and family during this very difficult time. I pray God's strength and healing in the days to come. Continued prayers....

- Cynthia Smith, Hinesville, GA

I would have lost heart if I didn't believe I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living. But wait on the lord, be of good courage for I have overcome the world, Wait I said on. the lord. Shannon, I just want you to know. how much Kemp meant to me and my family. We will never forget our vacations together. You know how much we loved you and Kemp. Earth loss is heaven gain. R. I. P. my brother,see you on the other side. James Harley and Family

- Harley , Orangeburg , SC

My deepest condolences to the Kemp family.

- Darrell Moody, Atlanta, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200