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Lonnie benjamin & inez kelley-burks:

Lonnie benjamin & inez kelley-burks


LONNIE BENJAMIN KELLEY “Pappy” October 15, 1909-December 25, 1982 A Warrior “Not in the common interpretation and not in the aggressive self-assertion that so many people mistake for confidence. The warrior fights the battles within. That is where wars need to be fought. These are a few last words to his son Melvin before he took his leave. Pappy said, ‘I am in a fight with death. Death is my opponent. In the first round, death knocked me out. As the refereeing Angel was counting, I got up and now I'm back in the fight for life . I believe I'm going to make it .’" You can never be forgotten, a portion of you lives on in every Kelley male that carries your blood. By: Travis Kelley

Inez burks- kelley :

Inez burks- kelley “Big Mama” October 15, 1909-December 25, 1982 Big Mama’s Love “Big Mama's Love was something that none of us could explain, it was made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, it was endless and unselfish and enduring come what may for nothing could destroy it or take her Love away. She was patient and forgiving when all others were forsaking, and she never failed or faltered even when her heart was shaking. She believed beyond believing when the world around condemns, and she glowed with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems. She was far beyond defining, her Love defied all explanations. "Big Mama's" Love still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation. A many splendor miracles we just couldn't understand, ‘Big Mama’ was another wondrous manifestation of God's Holy Hands.” You will always be remembered By: Travis Kelley

Erica Kelley:

Erica Kelley May 21, 1974-May 21, 1974 Baby daughter of Alma “Tiny” Kelley McCree “ Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping.  I have you in my heart. In life I loved you dearly.  In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you but you didn't go alone for part of me went with you, the day God took you home .”

Martha kelley-hornsby:

Martha kelley-hornsby March 11, 1929-January 27, 1978 Ephesian 6:11-18 She was a prayer warrior, intercessor, and known for boldly proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ. “Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Felecia YVONNE Kelley:

Felecia YVONNE Kelley July 2, 1961-February 11, 1988 She was the 4 th born of Bob and Codine Kelley. She served at the Bethesda COGIC, where her father was the pastor, as a youth leader, minister, and Sunday School teacher. She was a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a great friend, daughter, sister, and woman of God.

Lonna Kelley:

Lonna Kelley July 20, 1972-February 11, 1988 She was the 6 th born of Bob and Codine Kelley. According to her big sister, Sanita Kelley, “She was only 15 years old when we lost her but she was such a wise and mature girl.”

Lionel and james Moss:

Lionel and james Moss 1981- February 11, 1988 1982- February 11, 1988 Lionel and James were foster children of Bob and Codine Kelley. “They were full of energy but the family worked as a team to love and nurture them; and they just blended into our lives and became Kelleys.” By: Sanita Kelley


Elmancie ALLANDA KELLEY November 26, 1927-December 14, 1992 He was an Ordained Elder in the Church Of God In Christ, in St. Augustine, Florida, Church Of God In Christ from 1967 to 1992, District President of the YPWW, , Church Of God In Christ Evangelist, Pastor and Founder of the Church Of God In Christ Mission, 1964 to 1967.


DONALD ALLEN ANDERSON August 26, 1967 -August 20, 1992 He was the youngest child of Robert and Vernell Burks Anderson. “He was a joy to be around, always happy. Looking at these pictures make me think, we should take lots of pictures of our loved ones. RIP Donald August 26, 1967 to August 20, 1992 just 6 days before his 25th birthday .” By: Theresa Anderson Wright

WAYNE “Marcus” jeter:

WAYNE “Marcus” jeter April 1, 1967-July 29, 1994 His witty personality, infectious smile, and good hair (that only required the use of water and blue magic hair grease) were sure to always cause him to be the center of attention. He prayed and gave his life to the Lord at the home of his aunt, Ruby Nell Kelley Johnson. He was a devoted son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend; who was loved by so many. He is greatly missed by those who were blessed to know him.

Melvin kelley:

Melvin kelley September 12, 1932-June 17, 1995 Favorite Scripture: Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Clether earl kelley:

Clether earl kelley “Wolf” August 15, 1943-August 22, 1996 He served at Gethsemane Baptist Church Of Deliverance, Brooklyn, New York, where he was a faithful member of the Deacon Board and the Senior Choir. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. “He never met a stranger and could easily put a smile on anyone’s face.”

Elmancie kelley jr.:

Elmancie kelley jr. Dec. 1, 1949 - Feb. 11, 2002 He Pastored Kelley Temple Church of God In Christ, St. Augustine, Florida from 1992 to 2002, after the death of his father until his own death in 2002.

Lonnie glendale kelley:

Lonnie glendale kelley “Bob” August 9, 1934-February 19, 2003 In the words of his daughter, Sanita Kelley, “I will forever miss the beautiful way he would sing at Sunday morning Service and the whistling he would do around the house. I miss how he would ask me how I was doing and knowing that if I needed him, at a drop of a hat, he would drop anything he was doing to come see about me. You will always be missed, but never forgotten.” He was a loving Father , Brother, Son, Uncle, Pastor, Elder, Evangelist, Superintendent, Chairman , and a true servant of God.

Dorothy kelley- gRAY:

Dorothy kelley- gRAY October 5, 1930-July 23, 2003 She began her Christian walk in 1945 and became a licensed Evangelist in the COGIC in 1953. She labored for the Lord at Mason Temple COGIC, Life Tabernacle COGIC, and Bethesda COGIC. In 1975 she Co-founded None Other But the House of God church. She was a prayer warrior and a constant inspiration to the churches, the men and women of God that she labored with, and her legacy lives on.

Latroy fitzgerald johnson:

Latroy fitzgerald johnson “Troy” July 26, 1976-August 1, 2003 He received Jesus Christ into his life at 7 years old in the home and ministry of Mother Ora Lee Eddings. His passion and great love for God was shown through his Holy Ghost filled praises and his lifestyle of worship. He was not ashamed to let the world know that he loved the Lord, his family, and friends with all of his heart. “Troy, you were truly a light to this world, for many were able to see the great love of Christ in you.”

Robert D. Anderson:

Robert D. Anderson October 13, 1934-March 29, 2005 “My dad was the love of my life. Daddy I love and miss you so much. When I think about you, I feel like a little girl again. I miss talking about the football games, fishing, and I have no one to help me get my garden off to a good start. We all miss you so much!” By: Theresa Anderson Wright

Kelvin Malcolm Kelley:

Kelvin Malcolm Kelley October 8, 1989-May 9, 2006 Whenever asked if he was doing the right thing as far as school, family, or life is concerned, he would reply, "Why Wouldn’t I ?”

Willie Vernell Burks Anderson:

Willie Vernell Burks Anderson June 27, 1942-May 10, 2008 She served as Missionary at Living Waters COGIC, Hartford, Alabama. Her family continues to remember and honor her legacy through the Vernell Anderson Memorial Scholarship. It is designed to provide financial assistance to High School Graduates to help in their matriculation towards higher education in their chosen fields of study. This scholarship is awarded to deserving Graduates in Geneva County, Alabama, with academic promise, financial need, and who demonstrate a commitment to Christ, the church, and the community. By: Theresa Anderson Wright

Keith Pernell Kelley:

Keith Pernell Kelley October 4, 1964 - January 29, 2009 He was a loving young man who accepted responsibilities as a son, brother, employee, and friend, but most of all, as a loving and devoted father to his baby girl, Halle, whom he adored and affectionately called Boo-Boo . He was a cheerful and caring young man who enjoyed sharing quality time with Halle and his family.

Ruby nell kelley johnson:

Ruby nell kelley johnson December 18, 1947-August 14, 2010 Proverbs 31:10-31 “ Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies .” “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Strength and honour are her clothing; She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord , she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her .”



Timothy burks:

Timothy burks March 7, 1915-November 20, 2001 Favorite Scripture: John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free .” He served as pastor of the historic Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church ., Dothan, Alabama, and other churches across Southeastern Alabama, including Hines Chapel, Old Friendship, Grant Chapel, Saint Stephens, Saint John, Mount Zion, Saint Luke, and Saint Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church.


LILLIE MAE CARTER SMITH BURKS “Miss Lillie”, “Granny Great”, “Mama Lillie” April 19, 1918-March 13, 2012 “A B eautiful Flower” “During her almost 94-year journey on earth, she worshipped God by serving His community. She raised and mentored scores of children and young adults . Her faith was more than attending church on Sundays, sitting on the front pew, or shouting and saying “amen”; her faith was about a deep, personal relationship with God that was not bound by the restrictions we often place on God . She found the presence of God everywhere and in everyone; from the fruits, vegetables, and flowers in her garden that she knew by name, to the people she met in her walk of life. She welcomed people from near and far.” By: Tony Burks II

KELLEY-BURKS FAMILY members (not pictured):

KELLEY-BURKS FAMILY members (not pictured) Thomas Edison Kelley ( 1953-1966) Ronald Kelley Maybelle Burks P hillips Carolyn “Christine” Hornsby-McLeod (December 25, 1945-January 11, 1996) Gwendolyn Burks (December 1, 1943-August 18, 1999) Ora Lee Eddings

In loving memory of kelley-burks family members:

In loving memory of kelley-burks family members For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (II Tim 4:6-7)

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