Mary Kelly-Davis

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 29, 2006

Services for Mrs. Mary Kelly-Davis, 66, of Fayette, who died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at River Regional Medical Center in Vicksburg, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Elvis Elie Colenburg Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kelly was born July 2, 1940, in Copiah County the daughter of Fannie Mae Copeland-Kelly and the late Alfred Kelly.

She joined the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Copiah County early in life. She later united with Hollywood Baptist Church in Fayette, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Elvis Elie Colenburg.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Society. Mary was educated at Liddell School in Fayette. She met and married Robert Clarence Kelly Sr. at an early age. She later married Ellis Davis. She is the mother of 12 children.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Percy Kelly and daughter, Patricia Kelly.

Survivors include husband, Ellis Davis; mother, Fannie Mae Kelly both of Fayette; eight daughters, Crist Hicks and husband Odis of Chicago, Mary McNealy and husband Carl of Natchez, Kathy Hall, Jerri Stampley, Stephanie Kelly, Sabrina Kelly, Dorran Stringer and husband George and Shaqueritta Kelly of Fayette; four sons, Bobby Kelly of Los Angeles, Kennie Ray Kelly and wife Andrea of Nolanville, Texas, James Kelly of Fayette and Ishmello Kelly of Biloxi; a special son, Jeffrey Knight of Natchez; step-daughter, Aileen Martin of Hazlehurst, Sandra and Lisa Thomas of Jackson; two step-sons, Robert Clarence Kelly Jr. and David Kelly of Iowa; two sisters, Pearl McGee and husband Louis and Juanita Gaines and husband Wilson of Fayette; two brothers, Emmie Kelly of Union Church and Freddie Kelly of Fayette; seven sisters-in-law, Rita Scott, Joyce Ellis and husband Marion of Harriston, Josie Murphy of South Bend, Ind., Lula Jones and husband Dudley of Dayton, Ohio, Isabel Thomas and husband Mose, Valerie Davis and Vauderie Davis of Fayette; two brothers-in-law, John Davis and wife Lorna of Anna, Texas, and Andre Davis and wife Cassandra of Lilleen, Texas; 35 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Kenwin Edwards, Corey Davis, Jeffrey Knight, Joseph Edwards, Ellis Neal, Joseph C. Kemp and Otis Pinder.