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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leathia Kelly. She will forever be in our hearts. Rest well mom
Posted by Lisa Saleem on April 21, 2021
A Mother’s Hands
Hands that rocked the cradle from the moment of my birth,
Their tender touch remembered by those still on earth.
Soft as silk those hands that taught me how to pray,
Banishing childhood fears; they soothed each one away.
When I grew much older and troubles came my way,
Those hands caressing mine did more than words could say.
Mother’s hands were gentle, they’re missed so very much,
I’d give the world to feel once more their warm and tender touch.
Those hands were full of comfort now they lie at rest,
But memories hold them close to the ones they served the best.

Author Marian Jones

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Posted by Lisa Saleem on April 21, 2021
A Mother’s Hands
Hands that rocked the cradle from the moment of my birth,
Their tender touch remembered by those still on earth.
Soft as silk those hands that taught me how to pray,
Banishing childhood fears; they soothed each one away.
When I grew much older and troubles came my way,
Those hands caressing mine did more than words could say.
Mother’s hands were gentle, they’re missed so very much,
I’d give the world to feel once more their warm and tender touch.
Those hands were full of comfort now they lie at rest,
But memories hold them close to the ones they served the best.

Author Marian Jones
her Life
Leathia Marie Kelly was born on April 30, 1931, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, the seventh child of Dennis Nathaniel and Leathia Marie Johns-Irving. Lea as she was affectionately call by her friends and family received her education in the small town of Wrentham, Massachusetts. After graduating from Wrentham High School, she started her career as a typist in Pondville, Massachusetts and soon became a Medical Transcriptionist.

A few years later she met and married George Layman Kelly and had two daughters, Dianne and Lisa. Sadly, Leathia’s marriage ended in a separation and then a divorce. In August of 1965, Lea moved to California with her two daughters as a single parent.

Determined to support herself and her family, Lea worked two jobs for awhile. She worked at Monrovia Memorial Hospital, in Monrovia, California, Inter-Community Medical Hospital, in Covina, California, and Magan Medical Clinic, in Covina, California.

Leathia leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Dianne Marie Lee, Lisa Ann Saleem, grandchildren Roy Murphy III, Brendon Anthony Lee, Najah Zakiyyah Saleem, Taji Saleem, and Jordan Lee
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