OBITUARY

Ryan Garrard Kelly Jr.

March 11, 1994March 31, 2021
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Ryan Garrard Kelly Jr., co-owner of One Africa Roll Café and Coffee Time in Uganda, Africa, entered eternal life on March 31, 2021 in a car accident in Houston, Texas. He was 27. Mr. Kelly started his life in New Orleans, Louisiana and later relocated to Houston Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and attended Texas Southern University and Houston Community College in Houston, Texas. Survivors include his mother Tantreese Temple-Kelly; his devoted companion Destinee Brown; his grandparents Larry and Mary Bell; three aunts Rhonda Kelly, Tansheba Johnson, Mariell Edwards; two uncles Rainard Douglas and Larry Bell Jr. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Garden Oaks Funeral Home 13430 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, Texas 77083. Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm and services will start at 1pm. For live streaming use link below:

https://vimeo.com/event/866727/c1971ebed5

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Home Going Celebration

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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CeCe Grant

April 12, 2021

I've been lost for words every since I learned about Ryan's untimely passing. When I met Treese in Kuwait, all she talked about was Fatty. She was so proud of him. Sending love, strength, and an abundance of light to the family 🕊🙏🏽

Roseanna Bright-Johnson

April 12, 2021

To Ryan’s Family we offer our deepest sympathy to the loss of a precious young life. May Ryan soul Rest In Peace forevermore. Tantrease & Mary Ann a Mother’s loss is unbearable just know that comfort and joy may found in the Lord . God Bless you all. Gods Grace and Mercy will carry you through this difficult progression of time. Love you all. Marshall and Roseanna Bright- Johnson

Xavier “Zay” Briscoe

April 11, 2021

There’s so many memories with my brother Ryan that it’s hard to pick and choose which one to show how I viewed Ryan through my eyes. He was my brother. One of my best friends. Ever since he came from NO due to Katrina, our friendship began. From the 7th grade to our senior year in high school and beyond, he was always at my house. With Treese in the service, only other family members he would talk about is his grandma Mary. He would always talk about his mother and grandmother; you know he loves the both of them to death. “My momma this, my momma that...,” his spirit always lights up when he mentions the both of them. Since he always came over, my father would literally save him a plate everyday and had an extra bed for him to stay the night. My dad was never bothered by Ryan, I just know he felt like he was one of us. He may be a Kelly, but at the same time he inherited some Briscoe in him. Basically the whole Briscoe family knew of Ryan: from my brothers and sisters, cousins to nieces/nephews, aunts to uncles. Everyone enjoyed his presence when he came around. Talked to him like he was part of the family.

To Treese and Grandma Mary (and the entire Temple-Kelly) family, my condolences for your loss. I lost a brother and a best friend in Ryan. I flew in from Seattle and got to Houston early Saturday morning (day of the service) just to see my brother one last time. Regardless of how expensive the plane tickets were, it was a necessary move to make. The entire Briscoe family is by your side and if you need anything from us, you’ll have our aid and support. Stay strong. We’ll see him again soon! Love y’all! 🖤

Serena Netter

April 10, 2021

My deepest condolences to Tantrese and the family. Ryan was a wonderful son/ person, and his family and friends will miss him dearly. I pray that your broken hearts find peace in the beautiful memories you shared for 27 years-forever in our hearts.

Love Serena and Gary Netter

Dorothy Harris

April 10, 2021

Sending my love light and prayers of strength to you and your Bell family as y’all go through life in the physical without your precious beloved Ryan. I pray for your strength as a mother to be able to endure and know that although life May seem impossible to bare at times God will carry you, he will never leave you alone, he is and will be your footprints in the sand..
I buried my son at early age 21. it was only through the grace of God I am still able to stand and keep a sane mind.
I am a personal long time friend of your Father and Mother so I know you are surrounded with love and true Prayer Warriors. Keep your faith and press on as y’all lift one another in love, prayers & spirit never letting Ryan’s precious memories die as well as what he stood for.
You are loved and remember your precious son is gone in the physical but will forever be with y’all in the spirit praying for your strength and your well being. Continue to live even within your grief Ryan would want to see y’all happy until you meet again in that great reunion in the sky where we shall never die.❤️🙏🏿❤️
Love and prayers Ms. Dorothy the sister of Leatrice Coulon.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

Leatrice Coulon

April 10, 2021

First giving my obedience to God and also to my dear family lil Ryan will be truly missed but he shall always live within our hearts love you Tan 💜💜💜💜🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Jamichael Smith

April 10, 2021

I met Ryan at Heb when I first move to Texas in 2016, after we found out we were both from New Orleans we just click. It’s a lot of memories we have, too many to name, but we were like brothers, we would argue about the smallest things , but we would end of putting our differences to the side, just two New Orleans men, with a lot of pride lol... you’ll forever be missed my brother 5hevee... love you bra bra ( your voice)⚜️

Tay Jones

April 10, 2021

I met Ryan I believe in middle school but never really spoke until high school. He was a yr under me but we shared a class together. I was extremely shy and quiet and kept to myself. Ryan would always try to get some time of words out of me lol. They started with one word answers but in the end they were full blown conversations. He was such a sweet guy. I never heard anything negative about him. My condolences to his family, especially his mother. I believe he is with our lord and savior loving every moment of it.
To his mother, know you raised a wonderful young man and we all will truly miss him. 💜

Contessa Sells

April 10, 2021

Tantres
My thoughts and prayers are with you, my deepest condolences.
I didn’t personally know Ryan but through you I know you loved 🥰 your young man. When I first met you in Kuwait in 2011, you always talked about traveling the world with your son. You were well on your way and you two have great memories together.
I know you are a very strong and smart woman but if you need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to hear your pain I’m a call away.
Contessa

Warren Easton '91 A Baker-Simpson

April 10, 2021

On behalf of the Warren Easton class of 1991, I express condolences to you and family. We will continue to keep you lifted in prayer for comfort and strength during your grievance.
RIH King Ryan
We love you sis, 💜💛🦅

God bless those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 2Corinthians 1:3🕊️

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