Monday, 11 October 2021 12:05

Michael David Kelly

A memorial service with Masonic Rites and Military Funeral Honors will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Inurnment will be at Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, VA at a later date.
Michael David Kelly, age 59, of Chesterfield, VA, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 after battling Covid-19. Mike was born in Germany into a military family and spent most of his early life in Michigan. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 18 years, most of which was as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He retired at Fort Lee, VA with the rank of Master Sergeant. Mike’s civilian career was in information technology. He worked in higher education, both working in and teaching IT at Richard Bland College, and most recently as a Systems Administrator for the Virginia Department of Social Services. He was very active in the Masonic Fraternity. He was a Past Master of Dupont Lodge No. 289 A.F. & A.M. and served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 29th Masonic District in 2019. For his hard work and dedication, Mike was named Outstanding District Deputy Grand Master by the Grand Master of Masons on Virginia. Mike was known for his wit and humor. He will be remembered for his bright smile, his ability to make people laugh, and his desire to share his many gifts with all that he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Burton Kelly and Myrna Cartwright Kelly; his second mother, Ruby Kelly; a brother, Tim Kelly; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Guthrie. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nancy Kelly; sons, Adam Kelly and Matthew Kelly; siblings, Kathy Bell, Leslie Kelly, Iris Buttons, and Tom Kelly, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial donations may be made to Old Powhatan Baptist Church, 2202 Old Church Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or Dupont Lodge No. 289 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 395, Hopewell, VA 23860. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Online condolences may be expressed at
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  • Comment Link Erin Saturday, 16 October 2021 07:10 posted by Erin

    Although we grew up with worlds between us, it was a joy to be able to connect with you later in life, and to then stay in touch as we explored our family ties and raised our trademark Kelly humour to new heights. Your quick and generous support of my fundraising efforts for Wounded Warriors Canada will always remain close to my heart. I'm so grateful for the time we spent in each other's lives and have missed you in the year that has gone by since you passed . I truly believe that you are hanging around in the hereafter lounge having a ball and shooting the breeze with those we've been missing... your laughter heard from all corners, obviously. Gone far too soon, you are dearly missed. Condolences to Nancy, the boys and everyone who knew and lived you. Rest easy, Mike.

    Cousin Erin
    Ontario, Canada

  • Comment Link Dennis Kelly Wednesday, 13 October 2021 08:57 posted by Dennis Kelly

    Our sincere sympathies go to Mike's family and friends.
    We will always remember him as a warm, loving person with a marvelous sense of humour.
    From Uncle Dennis and Aunt Muriel in Ontario, Canada

  • Comment Link Donna Wynn young Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:40 posted by Donna Wynn young

    Condolences to the entire family from Mikes cousin Donna in Canada. Gone way too soon. Hopefully laughing with the other missing Kelly family watching over us in heaven. Sorry we cannot join but are with you in spirit

  • Comment Link Sandra Olmeda Monday, 11 October 2021 15:05 posted by Sandra Olmeda

    Mike you are certainly missed; I enjoyed our chats and laughs for sure. You were a good husband to Nancy and father to Adam and Matthew. I’m sure you are exploring heaven and look forward to seeing you there.

  • Comment Link Michaele Shriver Monday, 11 October 2021 14:08 posted by Michaele Shriver

    I am sad we can’t make it Sunday. Our years together at RBC will never be forgotten

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