Kelly Susanne Levinsohn

April 14, 1975May 11, 2019

Kelly Susanne Levinsohn, age 44, of Columbus, Georgia died tragically on Saturday May 11, 2019. Kelly was born April 14, 1975 to Wylma and Bill Levinsohn. Graveside Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 19, 2019 Riverdale Cemetery, 1000 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901 at 2:00 pm with Rabbi Brian officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. for the Levinsohn family.

Kelly grew up in Columbus. She attended Reese Rd. Elementary, Fort Middle School, Hardaway High School, and Columbus State University where she received an associate degree in criminal justice. At the age of 21 she and her close friend Tyeise set off for Jackson Hole, WY. She was only going to stay for the summer but ended up living there for 7 years. She loved Jackson Hole and made many friends while there.

In 2005, Kelly moved back to Columbus. She worked at Allen Elementary as a paraprofessional in special education while attending Columbus Technical College where she received her degree as an EMT.

Kelly continued her life as an EMT and later an Advanced EMT. The firemen and EMTs she worked with at Station 8 were her family. She became friends with many of the doctors and nurses at the hospitals. There was always a wonderful bond between all of them.

Kelly leaves behind her big brother, Gary. He loved her from the minute she was born and was so proud of what she became. He was the big protector as she was growing up and made sure she was safe when they were outside playing in the neighborhood. She always knew he loved her no matter what. She leaves behind her mother, Wylma, who was her best friend. They had just returned from a mother daughter trip to Aruba where they had a wonderful time. She was her mother’s rock and was always there for her. Kelly was very close with her father, Bill, who passed away in 2017. She missed him every day especially the many lunches they had and the frequent phone calls.

Kelly had many wonderful friends, many from as far back as elementary school. Tyeise and Beth were two very special friends with whom she shared her life with. She had many other friends through work who became a big part of her life.

Kelly is survived by her loving mother Wylma Levinsohn and brother, Gary Levinsohn; she was preceded in death by her father, Bill Levinsohn. She also leaves behind her Uncle Stanley Yerlow and cousins Kim, Bruce, and Molly Globerman, as well as other relatives from the Yerlow and Levinsohn families.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shearith Israel Synogogue, Paws of Columbus, or the American Cancer Society.


  • William Levinsohn, Father
  • Wylma Levinsohn, Mother
  • Gary M. Levinsohn, Brother
  • Stanley Yerlow, Uncle
  • Kim Globerman, Cousin
  • Bruce Globerman, Cousin
  • Molly Globerman, Cousin
  • Ms. Levinsohn also leaves behind many relatives from the Levinsohn and Yerlow families and many, many friends to cherish her loving memory.


  • Graveside Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019


Kelly Susanne Levinsohn

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Lynda Ann Brocato

May 22, 2019

There are no words to express my sorrow to Wylma and Gary. I've read all of the condolences and they are beautiful, like the beautiful Kelly. I've watched her grow up with my daughter, Tyeise, for forty years.
I was so proud that she found her niche as an EMT. It is quite obvious how well liked and respected she was.
We will not forget about you, Wylma and Gary. We will not forget about Kelly. Rest in peace, Kelly, in a beautiful place.

Kelly Penny Knowles

May 22, 2019

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Kelly from Reese Road and she was a loving and caring person. I know she will be missed.

Barbara Wallis

May 21, 2019

You and your family are in my prayers. My condolences!

Kim King

May 20, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Kelly while she worked as an EMT caring for patients. She was always professional and compassionate and always had a smile. Rest in peace Kelly.

Cecille Cooper

May 19, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Terri Conner

May 19, 2019

Kellly was the EMT that took care of me on one of the scariest days of my life. Every time her ambulance would bring another patient to the ER, she would check on me to see how I was progressing. I have never forgotten her kindness and compassion (and never will)! I pray that God will wrap his His loving arms around her family during this time and ease their pain & grief.

Bryan Pilcher

May 19, 2019

I've worked in EMS since 2008. I never worked directly with Kelly, but EMS is a small circle and everyone knows everyone. I always remember Kelly smiling. If it was in the middle of the night, and we were at the E.R. for the millionth time, she was still smiling. The week before her passing, she was joking around with me at the E.R. about renting me out for lift assist. She was a fantastic EMT, and loved by many. Fly high kelly.

Flora Zapata-Soto

May 19, 2019

I had the good fortune of living in Columbus for a little more than 5 years. During that time it was a great pleasure working with Kelly. I was fortunate enough to interact with her during handoffs in the Emergency Department. She was smart, sweet, funny, and always had a smile on her face. Being the outsider could be tough at times, but I never felt like one when she was around. Her positive energy was infectious. She was inclusive, sweet-natured, and just a joy to work with.
She will be greatly missed.
Prayers from Texas

Mundee Stansberry

May 18, 2019

I had the privilege of interacting with your daughter on many occasions as a RN, Manager at Doctors Hospital Emergency Department .She was always professional , caring, courteous and showed true compassion and dedication as medic. The loss of your daughter is a tragic loss to Public Safety and Healthcare in our community. My deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Denise Perryman

May 18, 2019

I am so very sorry about the loss of your precious Kelly. You and Gary are in my thoughts and prayers.