James Kelly, 62, husband of Mable Mack Kelly, was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter, after a brief illness. Born September 3, 1948 in Lee County, he was one of three sons born to the late David Kelly, Sr. and Geneva Hollomon Kelly.
Known for his tireless work ethics and devotion to his family, James was employed by various businesses in Lee County. Among those were Reeves Brothers, Burlington Industries and the Lee County School District.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife of forty one years, Mable Mack Kelly; four daughters, Felicia, Yolanda, Demetria and Rasheeda Kelly of the home; two sons, Terrance (Gelania) and Jonathan (Gavon) Kelly of the home; five grandchildren, Aquira, Alania, Jon’Naja, Dakarai and Raina; two sisters, Marie Kelly Joye and Vertie (Calvin) Davis of Bishopville; three foster sisters, Williemae (Isaac) Mickens, Pensacola (Bennie) Dixon of Linden, N. J., Annette Robinson of Elizabeth, N. J.; two foster brothers, Lucious and Howard Robinson of Elizabeth, N. J.; sisters-in-law, Bessie Mack and Minnie Mack Thomas of Newark, NJ, Katherine Young of Orange, NJ, Isabel Wright of Sumter and Sarah Slater of Detroit, MI; brothers-in-law, Warren Mack of Fayetteville, NC and Mingo Mack of Newark, NJ; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, David Jr. and Joseph L. Kelly, Sr. and Eugene Simon; two foster sisters, Mary and Ella Mae Robinson; one foster brother, Wesley Robinson, Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Leo and Arthur Mack; and three sisters-in-law, Ellaree Dix, Annie Lee Mack and Carrie Lee Frazier.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from the St. Mark Baptist Church, 510 Manville-Wisacky Road, Bishopville, with the Rev. Darren P. Dixon, Pastor, eulogist, assisted by Pastor Dean Page and Evangelist Barbara Murphy .
The family will receive friends at 499 Manville/Wisacky Road, Bishopville.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from 499 Manville/Wisacky Road at 1:30 p. m.
Flower bears will be nieces and friends.
Pall bears will be nephews and friends.
Interment will be in the St. Mark Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Bishopville.