December 18, 1956 – December 2, 2018
Ralph “Kelly” Fleming was born in Petersburg, VA on December 18, 1956 to Ralph Wallace Fleming (Severa) and the late Alice Richardson. Kelly lost his fight with Cancer on December 2, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 61. He was a poetic man of strong faith who loved God, his family, and especially his grandchildren.
Kelly was the owner and operator of Kelly Fleming Electric since 1986. He was loved dearly by all. Kelly impacted many lives through his church, his business, and youth sports. He was known for his heart, his humor, and his brilliance.
He will be missed dearly by his wife of 32 years, Carrie Fleming. They enjoyed summers at the beach and his family’s home in Surry, VA. There were many joyous years spent atop Family Ridge where he spread his love with selflessness.
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings Marie Harris (Tom), Steve Fleming (Jan), Todd Fleming (Elizabeth), Gwen Ledbetter (William), and Pam Hensley (David); His children Robbie Fleming (Kaleena), Christy Robinson (Ashley), and Tommy Bourland; heart warming grandchildren Gregory Blazer (Maddie), Ashlynn Blazer, Emerson Fleming, and Parker Fleming.
Kelly cherished his years coaching and playing softball with his “ball team buddies”. Kelly’s favorite past times were football, Nascar, his garden, and family game night. His love had no end. He was “Paw Paw” to many.
A service celebrating Kelly’s life will be held at Garrett Funeral Home on Thursday December 6th. Visitation will begin at 1pm immediately followed by his service at 2:30 with Pastor Simmons officiating.
Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the Fleming family. A message of comfort may be made to the family online at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com
- Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, December 6, 2018
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December 5, 2018
Wow what a man whom was of True kindness and love for all! Even to ppl whom we're down and out, he opened his heart to assist for sure. Kelly told stories that were of truth on how to succeed! When I was invited into the "friend of family" I felt love n kindness of a great man!!! Kelly you are deeply missed in my heart! May your garden be fruitful in the lords land!
December 4, 2018
Kelly was a joy to be around. I loved seeing his smile and hearing his jokes. He was witty, and whiz at completing word puzzles. Let’s not forget playing board games! He always won! I admire the way he loved his beautiful wife, children, and grandchildren. I’ll miss seeing him sitting in his spot on the couch, wearing a NC state sweatshirt or the Redskins. But depends on what kind or mood he was in. I always had to take a look at what kind of snacks he had on that table too. He kept a variety! I’ll never forget the many talks we all had while hanging out at Christmas and playing games. Those were some of the best times I’ve spent with him. Plus the trip we took to Virginia. Kelly knew how to say so much without really saying it. There is no else like him. His time here was short, and we miss him, tremendously, but I take comfort in knowing where he is. I love all of you and I am blessed to know such a man.
December 4, 2018
Gwen and family, sorry in the passing of a loved one. Thoughts and Prayers are sent your way.