Our father, Wilson Kelly. Wison was born May 19th, 1921 and passed away June 20th, 1982. He was married to Thelma Kelly
Our father, Wilson Kelly. Wison was born May 19th, 1921 and passed away June 20th, 1982. He was married to Thelma Kelly and together they had 12 children, 6 girls & 6 boys. Wilson worked from the age of 15 until 1 year before his passing. He retired from Web-Offset Printing & Publishing company in New York and was a member of the Mason Club. He loved his family very much and was very close to his children. He never liked taking an airplane for travel, however he did so several years before his death to visit the state and homes of his daughters. His sons were always at his side and he was always so proud of them. His heart was good and filled with love for his family and his presence in our lives for the time we had with him shall forever be cherished.
Our mother, Thelma Kelly born July 8th, 1922 & passed away June 20th, 1972.  Married at a young age to our father Wilson
Our mother, Thelma Kelly born July 8th, 1922 & passed away June 20th, 1972. Married at a young age to our father Wilson Kelly, she had 12 children, 6 boys & 6 girls. She loved her children dearly and was a homemaker throughout her family life. She was a strong, independent woman that always told the truth and taught her kids the importance of doing the same. She shared wonderful funny stories of her childhood with her kids and had such a great laughter when things were funny to her. Although she never used or had access to a sewing machine she made many of our clothing by hand. Her cooking has never been matched and she was able to make a full meal out of most anything no matter how little she may have had to work with. Never meeting a stranger our mother was kind to everyone, and particularly to those that had less than she did. She taught us never to judge and to always see the good in everyone. Although she had so many children to feed and clothed, we cannot remember a time ever feeling hungry or not having the advantage of going back for seconds. We are so very blessed to have had our mother in our lives for the time that we did. She lives in the hearts of each of her children and we will always thank God and honor our mother.
"With Loving Memory Of The Family Of Wilson Kelly that we love and have lost"

We little  knew that day that GOD was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day GOD called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.  Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as GOD calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.  

In Memorial of our Kelly Family Members that was called home by GOD, we will always speak your name:

We ask that you share in our memories of each Kelly child that was born to Wilson & Thelma Kelly and hope that you might become more familiar with who they were, and why they are sorely missed and will forever remain in our hearts. We will Always call their name.  The photos below are of our sisters and brothers that has gone home before us. 

Wilson & Thelma Kelly- 12 children born to them.  6 girls & 6 boys.  Eight (8) of their children are alive and well and all live productive lives with families of their own.  When viewing the Kelly Family tab to the right of this screen page, you will be able to view all of the Kelly children born to Wilson & Thelma Kelly


Wilson Kelly
Thelma Jones- Kelly

Bennie Warren Kelly
Annie Ruth  Kelly-Miller
Doris Ann Kelly-Rankins
Dennis Eugene Kelly

 
Bennie was born January 21st, 1944 and passed away August 5th,  1972.  Bennie who was called 'Bee' by his family and B
Bennie was born January 21st, 1944 and passed away August 5th, 1972. Bennie who was called "Bee" by his family and BW by many lived in Bronx, NY for all of his adult life. Although separated, he was legally married to Laverne Hightower at the time of his death and they had 1 daughter and 2 sons with Milagros Carambot (AKA Millie). Bee was a light hearted kind soul that was generous and considerate to all who knew him. He adored all of his children and was loved by so many. He loved the good life and led his life in the fast lane living each day to the fullest. Bee was 28 years of age when he passed away and we thank God for the gift of having him with us for the time that we did. His smile and good nature is sorely missed and we will always speak his name. Our chain was first broken with the passing of this brother and he will remain in our hearts until God calls our name.
Born July 18th, 1950, Doris passed away January 5th, 2004 in Riverside, California.  Doris has 3 sons and 2 grandchildre
Born July 18th, 1950, Doris passed away January 5th, 2004 in Riverside, California. Doris has 3 sons and 2 grandchildren with her late husband Leonard Hayward Rankins, Sr. Doris was married to Leonard for 40 years before her passing in 2004. Doris doted over her sons and grandchildren and loved traveling to Las Vegas to play the slots. She had a magnetic personality that was fun to be around. Doris was also someone that loved gossip and was constantly trying to find out the latest news. She was very natural and down to earth and always spoke her mind. She had a high level of insight into plain commonsense that greatly heightened her level of intellect. She was liked by everyone who knew her and dearly loved by her family. We have no doubt she is keeping up with the news in Heaven and will undoubtedly share it with us as God calls our name. We miss her with all of our hearts and hope that she knows how blessed we feel to have had her in our lives for the time that we did.
Ann was born December 1st,1939 and passed away March 12th, 2011.  Ann was married to Charles Miller for 33 years and had
Ann was born December 1st,1939 and passed away March 12th, 2011. Ann was married to Charles Miller for 33 years and had 1 son and 4 grandchildren at the time of her death. Her natural son Clarence Kelly passed away in 1996. Ann was an avid Christian that believed strongly in God and her faith was strong throughout her life and up to her death. Ann lived in Murietta, California and was the caretaker of her grandson for many years after the death of her son Clarence. For as long as we can remember Ann watched closely over all of her family and in the absence of our moms passing Ann took it upon herself to guide, mentor and advise any family member that was in need. Ann enjoyed all things appropriate and had a graceful spirit that was truly caring and loving. she was very direct in her nature and demanded respect at all times. She was truly a unique gift from God and we all loved and honored our sister that was always there in need. Ann gave her heart and soul to her family for all reasons and we miss her unique and wonderful presence. Ann will always remain in our thoughts and in our hearts until the day God calls our name.
Dennis was born January 16th,1956 and passed away July 11th, 2017. Dennis was the youngest of our 6 brothers and was mar
Dennis was born January 16th,1956 and passed away July 11th, 2017. Dennis was the youngest of our 6 brothers and was married to the love of his life Harolette Kelly for 39 years at the time of his passing. He lived in Newport News, Virginia and has 1 son, 1 daughter and 1 grandson. Dennis was a United States Army veteran and served in the armed forces for more than 20 years. He had a unique and contagious laugh and a warm and loving spirit. He loved and honored his family and was truly a mans man. It was Dennis that led the way in upgrading our parents grave site in Spartanburg and was very passionate when considering his family. Regimented in his approach to life from all the years of discipline from serving in the armed forces he strived to create a strong union within his family and to leave a legacy of strength and perseverance. Dennis was and will continue to be a light that will shine in our hearts for as long as we live and we can only thank God that he was in our lives for the time he was. We collectively "Thank Dennis for his Service" and we honor his namesake.

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