Kelly Marie Bond

February 21, 1981October 31, 2013
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BOND, KELLY MARIE, 32, of Nashville passed away October 31, 2013, at Vanderbilt University. Kelly is the daughter of Thomas A. Bond, Jr. and Peggy Wilburn Bond and sister of Emily Marshall Bond. Kelly is preceded in death by her grandparents Lt. Col. Thomas A. Bond and Mrs. Gary Bond; Howard Marshall Wilburn and Lucille Wilburn, and her uncle Lt. Col. Sam Wilburn. Kelly is survived by her parents Thomas A. Bond, R. and Peggy Wilburn Bond; her sister Emily Marshall Bond, her aunt and uncle Rosann and Bill Nunnally, an aunt, Sandi Wilburn McBride, cousins Brett Lee Wilburn, Kevin and wife Bridgette Wilburn and their two children, Baylee Marie Wilburn and Caleb James Wilburn, all of Myrtle Beach, SC, cats George and Larry Bond, and her new puppy Jerry Wilson Bond, and numerous and loving family and friends. Kelly graduated from the Tennessee School for the Blind. She had an active life filled with adventure and fun. She skied for several years at Challenge Aspen and was a favorite of all the instructors. She was one of the first participants in the Saddle Up! Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program where she won many blue ribbons. She also participated in the “Chuckkers for Charity” and was a volunteer at Rochelle Memory Works. Kelly’s spirit, determination, sensitivity, and quick wit far exceeded her ability to see. She enjoyed playing games like Categories and did not hesitate to challenge other’s answers in the group. Her specialty was naming state capitals. Kelly loved the beach, animals, her family, friends, and was so strong willed and determined to be an in depth young lady full of grace and love. Kelly touched everyone who knew her in her young 32 years. She will remain forever in the hearts, minds, and spirits of family and friends. “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” Helen Keller Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 4th 2013 at ten o’clock in the morning at St. Henry Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, November 3rd from two o’clock til four o’clock at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Wahl, Bill Nunnelly, Scott Sittel, Christopher Sittle, Brett Wilburn, Kevin Wilburn, Tommy Palmer, Dick Sittel, and Chip Broome. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Sam Dillard and Dr. Bill Long. Because of her love of animals, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Nashville Humane Association.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2013

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January 3, 2014

I want to make a correction. Kelly was 20 I think and I was 21 when we met in 2001 not 22. My sincere apologies for the typo. She was a total sweetheart

January 2, 2014

This is Thomas again. Mrs Peggy and Mr Thomas I am so sorry for your loss. My name is Thomas Boling. I used to date Kelly back in 2001. I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I used to work with her at Prospect Inc. back in 2001 and we started dating. She was a wonderful person, very loving. I just wanted to say I'm sorry. Kelly I will see you again one day soon.

January 2, 2014


Marge and Jackie Bell

January 1, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about your loss, having just read Kelly's obituary at this late date. It sounds like she had a full life and was an amazing person. My father spoke of her often, and we all think of Peggy so affectionately. You are all in our thoughts, the Robert L Bell Family

Karen White

November 15, 2013

Tom and Peggy,
It was an honor to be a small part of Kelly's life as a student with blindness in Metro Nashville Public Schools. The picture of Kelly with long hair is so pretty. I remember her smile and her joy of learning. May God's grace sustain you and your family during this time of tremendous loss. In His Hands, Karen White

Suzanne Dinwiddie

November 7, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Kelly at Percy Priest School. She was a special young lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Snoddy

November 5, 2013

Today I just learned of the death of your daughter. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. Take care, Lori Snoddy (Pathgroup)

Saddle Up!

November 5, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a blue ribbon winner as a person, one remembered fondly by those who were blessed to share time with her here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


November 5, 2013

The first thing people notice when they see you for the first time is likely your smile. The memory of that smile could last forever. A warm smile helps others to relax, it invites other to converse with you. The Bible recommends: Do not hold back good from those to whom it is owing when it happens to be in your power of your hand to do it. (Proverbs 3:27) Kelly shared a valuable gift with others her warm smile. She will be missed.

Shelby Doss

November 5, 2013

Peggy and family: You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you as you deal with your loss.