Lucille Dennis Kelly, age 87, of Troy died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Autumn Care Nursing & Rehabilitation, Biscoe.
Mrs. Kelly was born May 18, 1930 in Montgomery County, NC, the daughter of the late Sammie Dennis and the late Bessie Parsons Dennis.
She retired after 20 years from Samarkand Manor School as a Cottage Parent.
She is survived by one daughter: Darlene Kelly Safrit and husband Sid of Troy, NC; one son: David Keith Kelly of Troy, NC; four grandsons: Brant Kelly and wife, Gail, Levi Kelly and wife, Christy, Jesse Kelly and wife, Stephanie, and Brian Wright and wife, Holly; two step-grandchildren: Steffie Safrit and wife, Summer and Bradley Safrit and wife, Rachel; six great grandchildren: Eli, Jacob, Samantha, and Kaitlyn, Collin, and Olivia; five great step-grandchildren: Mia, Elaina, Ethan, Logan, and Avery. She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton D. Kelly, son, Danny Kelly, brother C.D. Dennis, and sister, Sammie Campbell.
Lucille was a member of Parsons Grove United Methodist Church. She loved the beach, auctions and yard sales. She was known as the "yard sale Queen", always bringing home boxes of treasures. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking, crafts, and basket weaving.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Parsons Grove United Methodist Church,5227 Pekin Rd., Candor, NC. A Memorial Service honoring Lucille will follow at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Vanesa McIntyre officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caretakers at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehabilitation, for their loving care and support during her stay there.
Memorials may be made to Parsons Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Kristin Goforth, 1060 Pekin Rd., Troy, NC 27371.
On-line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Kelly family.