Riverdale Elementary plants rose bush in memory of bus driver

Published 6:21 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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Bus drivers posing with Regina Kindred, fourth from left, include Melissa Leinart, Sandra Peden, Ralph White, Clarine Mosely, Clayton Banks, Ann Lowers, Tim Winters, Daniel Sykes, Julia Peebles, SCPS Transportation Supervisor Joshua Griffin and SCPS Coordinator of Auxiliary Services and Transportation Will Melbye. — Courtesy Frank A. Davis

By Frank A. Davis


On Nov. 19, a rose bush was planted in the bus parking lot of Riverdale Elementary School in memory of John Henry Kindred. Kindred, who was funeralized on Oct. 27, was a bus driver for the school for 15 years. Staff of the school and Southampton County Public Schools were joined by a host of his family and friends for this ceremony.

During the event, those speaking recognized Kindred as a very devoted and kindhearted driver who was dedicated to the students that rode on his bus.

In a remark by a school staff member it was stated, “At Riverdale Elementary we rise by lifting others and we will continue to do just that as we remember Mr. John Kindred.”