Jesse L. Kelly
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Kelly, Jesse L. Brother Jesse L. Kelly, born March 14, 1936, and known to close family and friends as "Sonny," passed at his home in Baton Rouge on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Kelly was a U.S. military veteran and was originally from Clinton. Mr. Kelly was known in the city of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas as a skilled cement finisher and independent subcontractor. He laid the foundations for many hospitals, churches and other buildings in Baton Rouge and abroad. Arrangements for Mr. Kelly are entrusted to Richardson's Funeral Home, 11816 Jackson St., Clinton, where viewing and visiting time with the family took place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The homegoing service will take place at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church of Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Oct. 18, promptly at 10 a.m. with a viewing prior from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Brother Kelly leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Linda Kelly. He also leaves eight children whom he loved dearly: five sons and three daughters, Lionel Kelly of Baton Rouge, Erren Kelly of New York, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin and wife Camelia Kelly of El Paso, Texas, Roderick Kelly of Baton Rouge, Graelyn and wife Kenyatta Kelly of Katy, Texas, Lisa and husband Darryl Armont of LaPlace, Mydra L. Kelly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a treasured stepdaughter, Tamiko Ayio. He is also survived by two sisters, minister Samuella Hopkins of Newport News, Va., and Charity and husband Jesse Robins of Clinton; stepbrother, the Rev. Ira and wife Dorothy Moses of New Orleans; an aunt, Dorothy Adams of Baton Rouge; mother-in-law, Mrs. Ike Banks of Baton Rouge; and five sisters-in-law; 11 beloved grandchildren; three godchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Brother Kelly will be welcomed into heaven by those loved ones preceding him in death: his parents, Samuel and Martha Kelly; two brothers, M.J. and Ferdinand Kelly; and two sisters, Barbara Stephens and Lydia Kelly.

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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2006.
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October 28, 2006
To the Kelly Family.......Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of transition and trial trust in God and look to your fellow man for comfort and support
October 18, 2006
Linda,Tamiko and Graylen, During your time of bereavement, place all of your faith and trust in GOD. His love will guide you through these difficult times. we will continue to pray for you.
Rev. and Mrs. John Earthly, Antoinette Bienemy, Stanley Bienemy Jr.
October 18, 2006
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Martha Davis
October 18, 2006
To: Mrs. Linda Kelly,Graelyn
I was on the internet reading the Obituary and came across the last name Kelly so as I looked on and saw Sis. Linda, and Graelyn name. Yes I had to come to a complete stop to let you all know that you have my Deepest Sympathy from my family. God is a good God, because he touch you Sis. Linda Kelly.
I Love You and your Family.
(Former Mission Choir, Youth Choir Member with Graelyn.May God Bless you and your Family in this time of sarrow. I would have like to been there but I Read The Obituary to late.
Mr. Henry Bell Family
October 18, 2006
(former choir members)
October 18, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
October 18, 2006
To the Kelly Family and Lionel
Ours prayers are with you all. May the peace of God sustain each of you in your time of sorrow.
George and Mona Joseph(Baton Rouge)
October 18, 2006
To The Kelly Family and Tamiko
You are in our thoughts and prayers always. We Love You
Etta, Gigi, Yoyo, De Anthony and friends
Etta Mack
October 17, 2006
To the Kelly family and Tamiko
I am very sorry to hear of your lost. My prayers are with you all at this time. Trust Him always and He will see you through
Etta Mack
October 17, 2006
To Mrs.Linda Kelly and the Kelly Family,Experiencing the death of a husband is so personal that very few of us can understand the grief Involved.Perhaps it will help to ease your sadness if you know Jesse will be greatly missed by all of his friends, and that we all share in your sadness.Sonny was one of the most kind hearted men I have ever know.I will never forget him. My thoughts are with you.
With Sympathy,Mr.Louis Gray.
Mr. Louis Gray
October 17, 2006
To my family,
My prayers are with you that you may be comforted with each of your very own memories. I know I have some memories of my own that will linger on forever.

Love your cousin,
Tracy Mims Peterson
Tracy Mims Peterson
October 17, 2006
Mrs. Kelly,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May GOD give you strength in your time of sorrow.
Iris King
October 17, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and forever. If there is anything you may need I am only a phone call away. Remember that "Sonny Kelly", loved you all the best he could. Hold on to the memories of him in your heart.
Cousin Lionel
Lionel jolla
October 17, 2006
In Loving Memory
The Preston and Thomas Family
October 17, 2006
Dear Family,
May the peace of God dwell with you at a time as this and always. Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God bless and strengthen you.
Bernadine A. Smith
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