JoAnn K. Kelley

Published 12:28 pm Friday, August 20, 2010

JoAnn K. Kelley died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 76.

Born in Redwood, Mrs. Kelley was the daughter of the late Karl and Frances Cole Keen. She graduated in 1952 from Redwood High School. She was an avid gardener, sports enthusiast and cook.

She was a member of the Baptist faith.

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She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Donald N. Kelley Sr.; and a grandson, Justin Ryan Field.

She is survived by four children, Donna and Bill Field Jr., Renee Flaharty, Karleen Wigley and Nelson and Angi Kelley; seven grandchildren, Amanda Campbell, Trey Field, Kayla Kelley, Kaci Flaharty, De Kelley, Sara Wigley and Malynn Kelley; five great-grandchilden; one sister, Jane Griffin; and two brothers, James D. “Sonny” Keen and Keith Keen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rusty Keen officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon Saturday until the hour of service.

Pallbearers will be Bill Field Jr., Trey Field, De Kelley, David Keen, Tony Irwin, Larry Burroughs and Paul Flaharty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Griffin, James D. “Sonny” Keen, Keith Keen, Judy Sibley, Hosie Thomas Jr., Virginia and Glenn Wells, Mike McCullough, John McCullough and Glenn McKay.

Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.