In memory of
WAYNE KELLY Delmar Wayne Kelly, 76, of Wendell passed peacefully from his earthly life on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home. He was born September 1, 1940 in Bladen County, the son of the late Howard Rosso and Mary Ruth Russ Kelly. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Johnson Kelly: brothers, Vernert Kelly and Eugene Kelly; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Eakins and Larry Porter. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Denise Kelly (Kendall Register); son, Rick Kelly (Stacy); step-children, Mary Margaret Blackley and Wilbur Blackley, Jr. (Tammy); grandchildren, Zachary Kelly and Cameron Kelly; six step-grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Hazel K. Eakins and Joan K. Porter; sister-in-law, Ardena Kelly; a very special lady, Jeanette Leonard; and many nieces, nephews and friends who loved Wayne dearly. Wayne proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a member of Wendell Baptist Church. Wayne loved his family and was very proud of them. He was one of a kind man and could always make you laugh regardless of his health issues. People loved to be around Wayne because he made them feel special and he could always entertain them. Wayne never met a stranger and was quick to offer his smile, words of encouragement, or the shirt off of his back. Once he met you, you were forever in his heart and he in yours. His greatest gift was the joy he brought others through his laughter with the warmth of his love and friendship that he offered freely. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with service at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Smith will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kelly, NC. The family would like to thank Wayne's friends in Wendell that took such good care of him during his illness, and also the Kelly men (friends from his youth) that always remembered him with their calls and visits. Memorial gifts may be given to Garden of Memories cemetery fund, C/O Pam Huff, 19738 NC Hwy 53 E, Kelly, NC 28448. Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com
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