Jo Anne Kelly
December 14, 1940 – April 13, 2019
Jo Anne Kelly of Orange Park, FL went to join her Lord & family in heaven on April 13, 2019. She died peacefully at Orange Park Medical Center, after a short illness and was surrounded by her loving family and Pastor. Jo was born in Pontiac, MI on December 14, 1940 to the late Thomas E. Folsom and Ida Moshier Folsom. She is survived by her brother Dale (Phyllis) Folsom, Waterford, MI; sister Donna (Larry) Heflin, Rochester Hills, MI; two sons Chris (Brenda) Lacy of Lake City and Chuck (Lisa) Lacy of Orange Park; Granddaughter-Shelby Lacy of Orange Park , two Grandsons Josh (Rachael) Brunick Middleburg and Brandon Brunick Orange Park, and many nieces and nephews in MI. Jo is preceded in death by a daughter Michelle Lacy.
She was an active member of the Advent Lutheran Church Orange Park, FL and the VFW Women’s Axillary Post 5968 where she held the position of Chaplain, was actively involved in many fundraisers, lead the “wreath laying” at Jacksonville National Cemetery and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd, Orange Park, FL in the Fellowship Hall from 10am to 11am on Saturday, April 20, 2019. A celebration of life will be held in the sanctuary immediately following at 11:00am April 20, 2019. Rev. Gerald “Jerry” Nordsiek Jr. will be officiating the services. A memorial service will be held at the VFW Post 5968, 187 Arora Blvd, Orange Park FL 32073, immediately after the celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to Haven Hospice Custead Care Center, 745 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL or www.beyourhaven.org.
Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.
- She is survived by her brother Dale (Phyllis) Folsom, Waterford, MI; sister Donna (Larry) Heflin, Rochester Hills, MI; two sons Chris (Brenda) Lacy of Lake City and Chuck (Lisa) Lacy of Orange Park; Granddaughter-Shelby Lacy of Orange Park , two Grandsons Josh (Rachael) Brunick Middleburg and Brandon Brunick Orange Park, and many nieces and nephews in MI. Jo is preceded in death by a daughter Michelle Lacy.
- Haven Hospice Custead Care Center
- Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
Jo Anne Kelly
April 19, 2019
Dear Chris, Brenda, Chuck, Lisa, Shelby, and Family,
My thoughts will be of all of you on the 20th as you celebrate Jo's life. It is not possible for me to be there and share this celebration with you. Just want you all to know that I love you and pray that you will receive some comfort on this day.
Love and Hugs,
April 17, 2019
Jo, you are my sister forever. I was that child who sometimes had to go with you and your friends. When you were babysitting me, my friend Valerie and I would run away and make you chase us around the block yet you just grimaced when you found us home. In our later years that age gap disappeared and we were friends. In your final journey I know you will serve the Lord.
April 16, 2019
Chris, and Brenda..and the rest of the family
So sorry, but as I look at the picture of her with that big happy smile, and reading she served as The Chaplin, I was reminded What JOY it was for her to see Our savior face to face, to be whisked away by angels.. She turned loose of all the sickness, the troubles and trials she had here.. Said good bye ole world good bye.. The next step she took was on streets of gold, and the next hand she shook was Our savior.. May you be able to smile thru your tears as you reminisce all the great memories with her, and for every tear may a flower grow.. Don't say good bye, thats so final..just say see ya later at Fathers house.. where we will meet again.. You all are in my prayers.. Jesus will tell her..
Well Done, thou good and faithful servant.. Welcome Home.. ♥️🙏🏻♥️