OBITUARY

Margie T. Kelly

August 28, 1924February 19, 2021

Mary Margie Kelly passed away on February 19 at the age of 96. She was born to parents Johnny and Viola Thornton of Conehatta, MS. After graduating high school she married Joseph Lloyd Kelly when he returned from World War 2. She was a devout Christian and homemaker as well as drove a school bus for Forest Hill School for many years.

Ms Kelly was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Dennis Kelly, her parents, two sisters and eight brothers. She is survived by daughters Diane (David) Weeks of Jackson, Deborah (Paul) Lee of Brandon, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for family will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 noon. Dr. Keith Grubbs will officiate.

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Connie McNamee Schaap

March 1, 2021


My Dearest Mrs. Kelly.
I have so many memories of your love and patience. You stayed with the neighborhood bus driver for so long. You let each person that wanted to be a flag person be one.
You were a fantastic neighbor and was always there for all the kids in the neighborhood. You served God to the fullest and we appreciate you for that. Rest in peace sweet lady. Love you always. Connie Mac.


Ginny Whitby

February 27, 2021

Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Miss Margie’s passing. She was such a precious Christian lady. We were so blessed to have gotten to know both Mr. Joe and Miss Margie when we went to church with them at Westview Baptist Church. One of Bob’s most treasured honors was Miss Margie asking him to be a pallbearer for Mr. Joe. She was one of the best cooks ever and I can still taste her divinity and candied sweet potatoes; just to name two. We send our sincere condolences to her family. What a wonderful legacy of devoted service to the Lord and a lifetime of love and caring she left for all who and loved her.

Carl Burnham

February 27, 2021

Mrs. Kelly was a cherished longtime friend to my parents, and a Christian influence for so many. Have great memories of her. She made the best candy, and always had a positive attitude. Prayers for the family during this time.

Rhonda Ramsey-Smith

February 22, 2021

So many sweet and dear memories of Mrs. Kelly (MaMaw). She was truly a living testament of a fine Christian Lady! I will forever hold the time we shared dear to my heart! Sincere thoughts and prayers to all the family!! Many hugs and much love to all!! Rhonda

Ralph Walker

February 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Joe &Margie Kelly were the greatest!
Ralph Walker

Vickie Giles

February 21, 2021

Bill & I are sad for Mrs. Kelly’s family, but we rejoice that she has moved to her heavenly home!! She has yearned for heaven for a long time...So many youth were blessed by The Kelly family at
Westview Baptist Church ...We were all blessed by her wonderful meals...Mrs. Kelly became special when she & Bill had a garden
together. I can taste her homemade candies & buttermilk pie....
Love,
Vickie Walker Giles

Barbara Davis

February 21, 2021

Mrs. Kelly was our next door neighbor on Hickory Drive. She was the personification of true Christian. She and Mr Kelly put up with a lot from the Farris clan. Had many picnics under the Catalpa tree with the Kelly kids and our tomato sandwiches. She drove our school bus and somehow kept us in line without any cross words.
Diane and Debra you had one great lady to call your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you

Beth McNamee Gordon

February 20, 2021

Beth McNamee Gordon
February 20, 2021

There are no adequate words to describe how special Mrs Kelly was to all my family. We worshiped together at Westview Baptist Church all those years of growing up on Hickory Drive. She drove our school bus for years and was as regular as clock work. She and Mr. Joe Kelly were the pillars of our church and community. They taught us as we grew up in church and were they examples of a Christian Family. Mrs. Kelly led Bible studies at Riggs Manor for many of her years there. She could quote scripture and encourage us in all walks of life. My last visit in Feb. 2020 before things were shut down to visitors from covid. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. We talked of the wonderful times of growing up in S Jackson on Hickory Drive and attending church together. I only wish I had had more visits. As we talked she shared her hearts desire to be with Jesus. I was not sad to hear of her leaving this life ( though we will all miss her) because I knew she was finally home where she wanted to be. Diane, Debbie, Nikki and family my heart felt condolences. We never want to loose our moms but Knowing we will see her again is our Hope In Jesus. Keep the memories of her in your heart and on your mind. My fondest memories are always those of your mom.
And Jesus said, “Well down good and faithful servant”.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY