Jerry Dean Kelly, age 87, of Clovis, NM was called by the Lord to enter the kingdom of Heaven on March 10, 2019 in Farwell, TX with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 3, 1931 in Lake Providence, Louisiana to the union of William Levi and Alberta Perkins who have preceded her death.
Jerry professed Christ at an early age and was baptized under Rev. Kent at St. John Baptist Church in Lake Providence, LA. She attended St. John Church until she was in the 4th grade and then continued at Hollybrook Elementary School. Jerry later graduated at East Carroll Parish Training School in May of 1950. She migrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked at the Pfister Hotel. In 1954 she united in marriage to Lee Leslie Kelly. To this union they had 6 children, Fred, Patricia, Beverly (Renzie), Lee Leslie (Linda), Cynthia and Linda Kelly
Jerry is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Kelly; her son, Fred Kelly; 3 brothers, W.L., Eddie and Alfred Perkins; and her sister, Ethel McConnell.
Jerry leaves to mourn her 5 children; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; her brother, Fred (Ethel Mae) Perkins; 3 sisters, Annette Veney of Los Angeles, CA, Maxine Harold and Rev. Mary Washington of Clovis, NM and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Steed Todd Funeral Home from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Her Going Home Celebration will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019, 11:00am at Patterson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 3211 Cesar Chavez.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, for thou are with me, the rod and thy staff they COMFORT me
if any of you need to talk I am available if any of you need to cry I am available I love you all
Pamela Darlene BriggsMilwaukee, WI
My condolences goes out to the entire family of Jerry Dean Kelly. May God's love comfort your heart with her sweet memories. "To be absent from the body; is to be present with the Lord". R. I. H. P. Jerry Dean Kelly, you will be missed.
Anna BatesMilwaukee, WI
My condolences goes out to the entire family. You all know how I feel about everyone of you wish I could be there to help in your time of need, but you know how to reach me at anytime. I love you all and shall truly miss my Mother-in-law love always and forever Jerry Dean Kelly!❤❤❤
Dennis McElrathMilwaukee, WI