Horace Andrew Kell

July 31, 2002December 27, 2018

Horace Andrew Kell, 16, passed away on December 27, 2018. He was a member of the Ballard Lacrosse team and an all-around good athlete. Horace had a wickedly funny sense of humor and a love of A1 Sauce and sweatpants. He had the heart of an artist, was gifted musically as a founding member of the band The Knuckleheads, and was a video gamer extraordinaire. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Sarah King (John Golding); father, Jon Kell (Jennifer); siblings, Owen, Oliver, Makiela, Landyn, Hayden, Jackson, and Chloe; grandparents, Toby and Jennifer King, Judy Millar, Nancy Fien, John Douglas and Sandy Kell, Jeanne Skaggs; and many loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Horace was preceded in passing by his uncle, Chris Freeouf. A service to celebrate Horace’s life will be held on Friday, January 4, at 4 PM at the Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. A memorial visitation will be held from 12 PM until time of service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ballard’s Lacrosse team.


  • Memorial visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 4, 2019

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Hanna Burrows

January 23, 2019

I met Horace when I was in eighth grade, but we didn't really talk until our freshman year in English class. He always made me smile and always gave me a hug when I needed him. He was always there no matter what, or when. A few months before I left Ballard, he gave me his giant Lacrosse sweatshirt. Now I sleep in it when I'm sad to remind me he was always there for me. He was and always will be an amazing person, and I'll miss him greatly.

John Daly

January 11, 2019

I miss u so much dude I was so excited for next year to lax with and hang out

Alex Rankhorn

January 5, 2019

I first met Horace in 8th grade when everyone had been saying how funny he was. He would always have a smile on his face and could make anyone laugh. In the very rare occasion that you could be mad at him it was always because of a stupid and funny thing he had done. He always had his own way of doing things and no matter what, he could make something seem much better than it was. Im glad that I could be friends and teammates with Horace.

Nikya Crook

January 3, 2019

Horace and I were really good friends throughout middle. He was basically like a brother to me. He was always so happy and sweet. One day I ran into Horace at Champs. I can’t skate what so ever, but he said he would teach me. He promised that he wouldn’t let go of me without telling me first. We went around a couple of times and then I told him to let go. I started going and I tripped but somehow he caught me. He was always there when you needed him

Lucas Conley

January 3, 2019

When I was in seventh grade me and rowan would walk to Horace's house almost every single day to hang out with him. When we got there he would always be playing Video games, either Dota 2 or Realm. If he wouldn't get off the game me, rowan and Owen would go turn off the wifi to log him off of the computer. When he realized, he would get really mad at Owen but not Rowan or I. Horace was an all around great person and never failed to put a smile on your face. I always loved going to Norton with him and I enjoyed every second I spent with him.

Rowan Conley

January 3, 2019

Horace and I lived in the same neighborhood so we would always hang out and have sleepovers together. I’ll never forget the geometry dash days when we used to stay up all night racing to beat new levels and not stopping until we do so. He also played games like Dota 2 and Realm where when he was playing them, me Owen and Lucas would go unplug the wifi and he would get super mad. We always went to norton and played basketball and his favorite game, four square. He was so good at it, being able to get anyone out instantly with his crazy serves. I will always remember him by the crazy handshakes he would always make up and i just wish he was here so i could dap him up one last time.

Rowan Conley

January 2, 2019

One time when we were going to norton Horace was riding his bike, trying to teach us how to drift. He rode straight into Barbour lane turned and drifted and a car missed him by about a foot. He would always find a way to make you laugh or smile and was just able to make you happy in any way.

C Kraig

January 1, 2019

I knew of Horace through my son's elementary school...they were in some classes together and were friends. I was the chaperone for his group when they went to DC for their big 5th grade field trip. Horace was just one of the boys...laughing, joking and enjoying the trip. He was respectful to me, as their chaperone, too, and a credit to his family. God bless him, may his soul have peace.

Mac Brown

December 30, 2018

Unfortunately, I only got to be around Horace for one lacrosse season. But in that short time several things became crystal clear. Horace was a good young man, a fierce competitor on the field and an excellent teammate. Though only a freshman at the time, he never shied away from mixing it up with the older and larger players. Horace was a leader. We will miss him terribly.

Owen Kell

December 30, 2018

Well he’s my brother so I gotta put something. He was all around a great person and loved sweatpants and video games. He influenced me to try laccrose which is now I sport I adore. Hopefully he will be happy in a better place.