Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Tribute to Roosevelt Kelly

Mr. Roosevelt Kelly, 109, of Louisville, Mississippi, passed on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at his home. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Trinity Church of God In Christ, Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be Saturday, from 3 until 6 p.m., from the Funeral Home. Mr. Kelly, will be placed in the Church on Sunday, one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Louisville Memorial Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Roosevelt Kelly, 109 Years of age, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in his home with his daughter Ruby Kelly Triplett. He was born February 25, 1910 in Winston County, Mississippi to Maggie and Doug Kelly.

Mr. Kelly was united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Charlotte Kelly in November 1927. Brother Kelly, along with his wife, Charlotte, joined the Trinity Church of God where they both were faithful members and titers for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie and Doug Kelly; his wife, Charlotte Kelly; his son, Roland Kelly and all of his sisters and brothers.

Mr. Kelly leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Mildred Kelly Combs of California, Dorothy Kelly Hughes and Ruby Kelly Triplett both of Louisville, Mississippi; 23 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a host of cousins and friends, especially The Trinity Church of God in Christ family.

Mr. Kelly was a hard working man who loved gardening and landscaping. He was featured in the Winston County Journal with a very large cantaloupe that he grew in the garden at his home on Warner Street. He continued to mow his lawn through his 90s. He lived approximately 2 blocks from his church and was known for whistling from home to church on Sunday mornings and other times when he went to church.

His funeral services were held at Trinity Church of God in Christ, Louisville, MS with Superintendent Fred Idom as Pastor and with Elder Joe Willie Idom the Eulogist. Beck Funeral Home provided professional service. Elder Billy Ray Haynes was the Master of Ceremony. Sister Tonya Roberson sang two songs angelically. The pallbearers were family and friends. The interment was at the Louisville Memorial Cemetery with the Repast at Ray’s Place.

The three daughters had an expression in the obituary:

“Our Dad and Our Mother”

We love you both so much. You both were such good parents to us. We thank you both so much for teaching us how to be Christian men and women and teaching us how to pray, how to love one another and how to work. You both are so precious to us. We love and miss you both so much. You will always be in our heart every day of our lives. You both and precious Jesus make our day.

Your children,

Mildred, Dorothy and Ruby (Their brother, the late Roland Kelly was added)
(photo courtesy of great granddaughter Nitoka Hughes Eichelberger)

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson