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Marzella Kelly
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 25, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Picayune, MS, Mississippi, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 22, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Modesto, California, United States
Let the memory of Marzella be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marzella Kelly, 92, born on February 25, 1921 and passed away on November 22, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 23rd November 2016

"During this time I think of your intensely and wish you were here.  The smells of pies in the kitchen and the cooking on southern comfort foods, take me back to your house and the good old days.  I know you are smiling down on us from Heaven.  We sure miss you down here."

This tribute was added by Darrall Kelly on 22nd November 2016

"Miss you ma!!"

This tribute was added by Darrall Kelly on 25th February 2016

"Happy 95th birthday my dear grandma...miss you!!!"

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 25th February 2016

"Happy birthday sweet lady!  Today would have been your 95th one.  You'll never know how much you are truly missed by us all.  We love you so much.  Micah still asks about you and wants to know about how you are doing in Heaven.   :-)"

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 25th February 2016

"Happy birthday sweet lady!  Today would have been your 95th one.  You'll never know how much you are truly missed by us all.  We love you so much.  Micah still asks about you and wants to know about how you are doing in Heaven.   :-)"

This tribute was added by robin johnson on 13th February 2016

"I love and miss u grandma our family is a complete mess with out u I wish u were here to bring us all together agin I wish u were here to give me the positive out look on everything I wish I could be laying on your bed watch 227 with u or hearing my kids laughs when your playing with him I know that u would be happy to know that I always go and check on me partaige for u he still out there in his garden like always I love and miss u grandma so much since I was a child u been  preparing me for your death and tell me what's going to happen and how I have to be strong and how everyone dies but for some reason everything that you told me or prepared me for did not use the pain of losing you it still seems unreal give Javon a kiss for me I love u grandma"

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 28th November 2015

"It's been 2 years and I miss as much today than I did 2 years ago.  I wish you hadn't left but I know that you had to go.  I know these bodies can only hang for so long, but our souls live on forever (if we are living with The Lord).  I love you mamma!  I'm keeping your memory alive."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 28th November 2015

"It's been 2 years and I miss as much today than I did 2 years ago.  I wish you hadn't left but I know that you had to go.  I know these bodies can only hang for so long, but our souls live on forever (if we are living with The Lord).  I love you mamma!  I'm keeping your memory alive."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 3rd August 2015

"I will always love you.... today is your first born son's 70th birthday. I wish you could be here to celebrate with him, but I know you are looking down on him, on us... from heaven... your final resting place."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 25th February 2015

"I celebrate your life always! ESP today what would be your 94th birthday!"

This tribute was added by Darrall Kelly on 25th February 2015

"Happy birthday mama...miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 23rd November 2014

"I can relieve it's been 1 whole year!  I think about you more now than ever.  I hope you know how much you are loved as missed.  We were all better when you were with us.  God bless this family. I pray that Jesus gets a hold of this family's heart and create a longing to want to serve and live for him."

This tribute was added by Darrall Kelly on 22nd November 2014

",1 year anniversary of your passing..I miss you and love you always."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 15th October 2014

"Missing you and loving you still (strongly) mamma. Wish you were with us. I know you are in spirit."

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 25th February 2014

"Today, Feb. 25th would have been my grandmother's 93rd birthday. I still can't believe she is no long with us. My eyes swell up with tears when I think about the reality of this. At times, too hard to bear. Other times, I just smile and think about her memory and the legacy she left. She was such a blessing to so many, but I know what she meant to me, and for that I am grateful. I continue to reflect on the sweet memories - memories I hope to give my children - even though I have boys - home made PJ's, fishing, camping, cooking the very best meals, drive-in movies in the station wagon and a bucket of chicken, family reunions, watch her pressing out her hair in the kitchen with a hot comb on one of the "eyes" of the stove. I will NEVER forget the "switches" off the tree in the front yard, the garden she kept on the side of the house, and in the front/back, the container of GREASE she never wanted to throw out (1 for chicken, 1 for fish). :-)  The basement full of mason jars of canned peaches, tomatoes, etc. Some of my favorite meals - smothered pork chops, cream corn, biscuits and syrup with croquets (but I didn't eat them), the "tea cookies" that were always so square. How did she do that? Carmel Cake (3 layers of yumminess). Her gumbo was good too. She made hog head cheese on News Years and "chit'lins" (yuck). I miss you mamma!"

This tribute was added by aletha kelly on 24th November 2013

"Today heaven has added an beautiful angel to it's list, our sweat mother & grandmother. May the family who went before you keep you in their arms until we the one's who are left behind will someday join you in heaven. The moment you were in daddy"s arms again, I can hear him say to you ("what took you so long'). Mamma you were the backbone to our family. you help to raise some of your grandchildren, provided a home for most of us when we had no place to go. Mamma you were always there for us. Thank you for being our rock and the love of our hearts. The Kelly's and Gordon's will celebrate in heaven for the arrival of Marzella Gordon Kelly.                                                                                    

Mamma you are loved and missed...Aletha, Pat, Latoya, Jordan, Donovan."

This tribute was added by Annette Constante on 24th November 2013

"November 22, the Kelly Family & I, lost a VERY SPECIAL WONDERFUL ANGELIC BEAUTIFUL Lady, the Patriarch of the Kelly Family & one of the GREATEST Women in ALL of our lives, "Momma." Momma, THANK YOU for ALL of the WONDERFUL YEARS You gaves us ALL & DEDICATING Your UNCONDITIONAL EVERLASTING LOVE & holding down Generation after Generation (amongst MANY others), including mine & my Boys. *THANK YOU SOO MUCH for Welcoming us into Your life 23yrs ago with UNCONDITIONAL OPEN ARMS, SMILES & LOVE. Although You are in a better place now, You WILL BE FOREVER CHERISHED, MISSED & DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN ALL OF OUR HEARTS. Naming Your 1st Great Grandson of his generation after You, Javon "Marzel" Kelly was/is both MEANINGFUL & PURPOSEFUL, as he will FOREVER CARRY ON Your BEAUTIFUL Name & Legacy. "LOVVVE YOU, MOMMA."  rip"

This tribute was added by robin johnson on 24th November 2013

"Grandma I can't believe that I wasn't there when god took you I'm always there I can't believe that I'm not waking up giving you your pills and coffee and laughing and talking with you that your not giving me advice on how to be a good mom or you telling me how special I am and to be strong and don't worry bout no one else cause you love me and always will you were my mom and dad and when I was young and felt left out you were there to let me know that I had u and we only need each other and god I remember as a child and you getting sick and thought you would die you would always tell me to call auntie pat and she would take care of me how sad and scared I would be so young thinking that you would leave alone how happy I was when you came home how much that I would tell god thank you for letting her come home to me , I'm so blessed that god kept you here with me for so long for you to help with my kids being raised my poor junior misses you so much all he dose is cry for you he wants you to read to him to tell him all your crazy old story's I'm trying so hard to stay strong for him and kelis , kelis told me today that you need to come home and take your pills cause your going to get sick and that your cowboys are coming on today I just Brooke down crying ,I'm trying to stay strong but really I'm so weak I don't know what to do with my self I can't even walk passed you room with out thinking of something funny you said or not going in there to check in on you I'm so glad that I was Abel to bring you back to your house  deep down inside I knew that you would die shortly after we moved back. I can't stop hearing you say I don't care what anyone says about you or tells you robin I love you and I'm so glad your here with me in my last years ,I'm taking this harder than I thought grandma I been with you everyday my whole  life I don't know what to do anymore I did what you said I called everyone from church I went to lake wood and talked to them and let them know everything I'm doing everything you asked me to but be strong cause I miss you so much when family tells me mean thing that I'm taking money or doing something bad I don't have you to run and cry on or when I'm confused about the relationship my mom has with my sisters and not me or something going on anything your not there to say it's ok you have me and god  we love you I would do anything to hear that right now I know your at peace and happy to see your husband and your boys and baby girl a selfish part of me still wants you here and the kids I love you grandma and I'm happy your at peace thank you for everything you've done for with out you I don't know we're I would love Robin"

This tribute was added by Darrall Kelly on 23rd November 2013

"To my loving grandmother, i'm grateful for the 35 years that i spent and had you in my life. you were a woman of many trades, cooking, cleaning, house work, yard work, fishing, camping, hosted many family gatherings etc, and i will always remember you for that. dk"

This tribute was added by theresa wilkerson on 23rd November 2013

"Mamma (Grandma), you were an inspiration for me growing up. You were like a mother to me, to many of us, to the community as well. You had the biggest heart. You used to feed all of the basketball teams after games. You always had an open door to ANYONE in need. I can think of countless people whom you have helped. You were also a blessing to others, and you always had a kind word. I am going to miss your caramel cake, your sweet corn, your sweet potato pie, but most of all, I am going to miss your hugs, your smile, your sweet voice and your sweet spirit. I remember you giving me a dollar or two to put into the collection basket for church. You introduced Jesus to me, and for that I am forever grateful. I am thankful for you opening up your heart and your home for so many years to my sister and I. You have left a permanent impression on who I am as a woman, as a wife and as a mother. I don't have any regrets, because I have told you how much I love you so many times in the past and also how important you were in my life. I cherish our Monday together - how we sang together (Amazing Grace and Great is Thy Faithfulness) and how we prayed together and laughed together.  There is so much to say, and not enough time or space to share my entire heart. I will end in saying you will forever be missed. I promise to keep your spirit and legacy alive in my children, and within our family. I know you would want for our family to stay strong, to stay united and to stay connected. I will do my part. I will pray that the Lord will have His hand in each one of our lives so that we can be used in whatever way He would want to use us to be a blessing to each other - especially now as we mourn your loss. I love you - forever - your grand-daughter Theresa."


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