Mr. Charles E. Kelly Jr. died July 20. In 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Kelly Sr. were blessed with the birth of their son Charles Jr. As a child, he was very sweet and well mannered. He enjoyed baseball, basketball and riding his bike. He also liked playing with his friends in the neighborhood.
Mr. Kelly received his early education at Palmer Stone Elementary School and Cousins Middle School where he was always regarded as a very good student. He was a member of the first graduating class of Eastside High School in 1998. A handsome young man, Mr. Kelly entered DeKalb Technical College. He earned several certificates and earned a degree in computer information systems as a microcomputer specialist. In 2007, he began his career as a deputy in the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department. He was a very dedicated employee. While diligently performing his duties as a jailer, he was always well liked and highly spoken of by his supervisors and co-workers. He received several recommendations and was named Deputy of the Year 2010.
Mr. Kelly joined Rock Springs Baptist Church in Mansfield at an early age, accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He always showed the love of Christ through his loving and caring concern for everyone he knew. Mr. Kelly was a dedicated and devoted uncle who always spent quality time with his niece. He was the perfect role model. His guidance, love and commitment to his niece played an integral part in her life.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. Nelson Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Heard and nephew Davond Reeves. Mr. Kelly leaves precious memories in the hearts of his parents Mr. Charles Kelly and Ms. Ruby Kelly; his sister Dr. Cheryl Kelly; his niece Cherrell Reeves; his grandmother Mrs. Jeanie Kelly; god-sister Chakira Hollingsworth; god-brother Terrance Blackwell; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held yesterday, July 26 at Springfield Baptist Church, Conyers. The Rev. Eric W. Lee is pastor. The Rev. Stephen Thompson and Minister James R. Gordon officiated, assisted by others. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.