January 17, 2019

Mrs. Nellie Kelley

Kelley ObitMrs. Nellie Kelley passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at Newnan Piedmont Hospital.

Mother Nellie Kelley was born on October 22, 1924, in Franklin, Georgia to the late Jim Robinson, Sr. and Rachel Robinson.

She was joined in union to her late husband, Artie Kelley, Jr. in 1941 where the two were married for 72 years.

Mother Kelley confessed and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a very early age and served God with her whole heart.  She had a genuine love for serving the Lord with a mighty joyful spirit.

An angel with a “Heart of Gold”, Mother Kelley resided in Franklin, Georgia where she was a faithful and dedicated member of Ebenezer Baptist Church serving on the Mother Board and an active member of Sunday school.

Mother Kelley accomplished many things, but the most outstanding was being a devoted wife, and mother raising seven children, as well as being instrumental in the lives of many of her grandchildren.

Over the years, Mother Kelley’s work experience included Heard Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Georgia where she worked as a cook.

Following her work at the hospital, Mother Kelley worked at the once, well-known restaurant, Village Inn Café in Franklin, Georgia where she was a cook and employed for more than 40 years. Mother Kelley was educated in Heard County where she completed an 8th grade education.

In addition to her parents, Mother Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Artie Kelley, Jr.; two sons, Charles “Pop” Kelley, and Render Kelley; one daughter, Brenda Kelley; and one stepdaughter, Clovia Rogers.

She leaves to cherish fond memories:  three sons, Johnny (Patricia) Kelley, Franklin, GA; Rick (Cassandra) Truitt, and Jeffrey (Lorraine) Truitt, Newnan, GA; ; and one stepson, Tony (Sandra) Rogers, Franklin, GA; three daughters, Linda Emory, Franklin, GA; Patricia Truitt, LaGrange, GA; and Eloise (Eddie) Person, Newnan, GA; one brother, Jim (Annie Ruth) Robinson, Jr. of Aliquippa, PA; one sister, Odessa Strozier of Youngstown, OH.; two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-laws; 33 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; special friend and prayer partner, Mollie Echols, Franklin, GA; God granddaughter, Pamela Morgan of Franklin, GA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday at 11:00 at Mt. Zion Community Church. Pastor Travis Leonard will officiate. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Franklin.

The family will be at their home at 495 Doc Fisher Road and will receive friends Friday from 6:00-8:00 in the Chapel of Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home of Lagrange is in charge of the arrangements.



  1. Joaanne Storm says:

    This was a great lady, always smiling and a friend to everyone… I know you will miss her, but you also know she is praising God at this very moment… Hold your memories close and rejoice in her life and now her new life, Prayers for comfort and love to all.

  2. Sara Strozier says:

    My Ant-Nellie. I love you and I’ll miss you, but will always remember your sound advice and abundant love.

  3. Barbara (Ford) White says:

    On Behalf Of My Family and I,We extend our deepest and sincere sympathy to the entire family of the Late Mrs. Nellie Kelly.When my late Parents Neal &Lucille Cooper,My Late Sister,Deborah(Boot)Ford,My Late Nephew Edward Saffo,my neice Jamesia Bonner,My Daughter Charnissa White&I were Residents of Heard County we were Inspired by such a kind,warm and loving lady.What a Jewel,Heaven is now Rejoicing as She is welcomed to her Eternal Home.May She R.I.P.I look forward to seeing you again Mrs.Nellie On God’s Celestrial Shore.(Ms.Barbara Ford White)

  4. Prophetess Carrie Nell Streeter Jones says:

    Mrs Nellie was a great lady, and a godly woman of God, I remember how she received the Holy Ghost at ebenezer baptist church and no one know what she had, but god had anointed her then for his glory, she was chosen by god, she was a angel, I am so glad my sister Gwendolyn and I had a chance to tell her that, we understood what was going on with her, because we receive the Holy Ghost, before she left us, she was a good mother and a friend, even when we were little, I remember she made us a foot tub of cool aid, we loved her cakes and pies, she was our friend, and we felt close to her too,hold on too your loving memories of her, she had to go her time was up and remember to be absent from the body is to be present with God, love you all much

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