Wood Funeral Home


Kelli J. Harrell

July 4, 1967February 20, 2021

Kelli J. Harrell, 53, of Frankford Township, died Saturday, February 20, 2021, at home after a battle with cancer.

Kelli was born in Newton and was a lifelong Sussex County resident. She was a proud dog breeder and bred champion English Labrador Retrievers. Her dogs meant the world to her. She graduated from High Point Regional High School and was Miss Lafayette. She was an extremely talented artist who enjoyed baking fancy cakes.

Kelli was a funny person with a wonderful laugh and a great sense of humor. She was strong, giving, caring, and loving. Kelli loved flowers, gardening, and animals. She was always supportive of her children whether they were racing motorcycles or Irish dancing. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed Ireland.

Kelli was predeceased by her husband, James R. Harrell. She is survived by her son, James Harrell and wife, Sarah, of Lafayette; her daughter, Devyn Harrell of Montague; her five beloved grandchildren, Charlotte, Kya, Greylon, Letty, and Lyric; her parents, John and Cyndie Lucey of Lafayette; her sister, Kirsten Haurey of Lafayette and her children: Collin and Lexie Haurey; her brother, Patrick Lucey and wife, Jill, of Lafayette and their children: Jeremy, Ryan, and Hannah; and her aunt, Sallie Schurich and husband, Frank, of Lafayette. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Ireland.

A memorial visitation will be held from 12 to 2 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St, Branchville, NJ, with a funeral service at 2 pm. Burial of cremains will take place in Frankford Plains Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at


  • James R. Harrell, Husband (deceased)
  • James Harrell (Sarah), Son
  • Devyn Harrell, Daughter
  • Charlotte, Kya, Greylon, Letty, and Lyric, Grandchildren
  • John and Cyndie Lucey, Parents
  • Kirsten Haurey, Sister
  • Patrick Lucey (Jill), Brother
  • Sallie Schurich (Frank), Aunt
  • Nieces and Nephews:
    Collin andLexie Haurey
    Jeremy, Ryan, and Hannah Lucey


  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Kelli J. Harrell

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Jacqui Quoma

February 27, 2021

Even though I knew Kelli for a short time it was like I knew her my whole life. She was kind and funny and always thought of others. I will truly miss our phone and text conversations. I know you are now pain free. 💔❤️

Gloria O'Doherty Weathers

February 26, 2021

We are deeply saddened to hear of your passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time.

The love between cousins flows strong and deep, leaving us with memories to treasure and keep. Rest in peace Kelli xx

Sheila Dasalla

February 25, 2021

Rest in peace beautiful lady. So glad we reconnected and were able to share similar interests such as our love of art and Ireland. Your memory, talent & creativity will live on. Prayers to you and your family.

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ An Irish Blessing

Janet Savercool

February 25, 2021

Rest in peace and pain free. You've left me so many memories of an adorable little girl who grew up to be an amazing mother and grandmother. Will treasure those memories until we meet again. My heart felt sympathies to families and friends.

Nora & Jim O Doherty

February 24, 2021

We have treasured memories of Kelli.A beautiful person who suffered hard luck during her life. On her visits to ireland and on our visits to new jersey she was always full of fun and mischief. With her broad smile and a twinkle in her eye she made us feel at ease She valued her family and siblings. She will be forever in our thoughts and prayers .God bless you Kelli and watch over all of us RIP KELLI.

Deb Wydner

February 24, 2021

RIP Kelli. Your battle on Earth is over. Fly with the angels, feeling pain free, peaceful and happy again. I love you.

Mike Somers

February 22, 2021

Kelli I’m hoping your free of pain and at piece. Really wish I could of seen you tears in my eyes. Do me a favor and tell Louise I said what’s up. You will be missed. RIP!!!

Benny O Doherty

February 22, 2021

Rest in Peace Kelli our deepest sympathies to James and Devyn . And to John and Cyndie, Packy, Kirsten and all Lucey and Harrell family and all Kelli friends. Thinking of ye and Lots of Love from Benny Eileen Daniel Ben and Fionn.

Louise Ramplin

February 21, 2021

My bright and beautiful cousin. Kelli lit up the room with her smile and always had a twinkle in her eye. She loved her visits to Ireland and I remember she always had a camera at the ready. Her love of dogs and crafts was evident in her Facebook posts, along with the amazing love she had for her children and grandchildren. They are all a credit to her. Our thoughts are with all the family in this terribly difficult time. Rest in Peace Kelli. x

Georgina O'Doherty

February 21, 2021

It's hard being so far away at times like this but we have fond memories of you Kelli on your trips to Newmarket and our trips to N.J.
Rest in peace dear cousin. Look after James, Devyn, Uncle John and Cyndie, Packy, Kirsten and all their families in the hard weeks and months ahead. Love always, Georgina and Cian xx