Shirley Kellis

Obituary of Shirley Kellis

Shirley Marie H. Kellis, age 81, of Troy, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home. 

Shirley was born December 9, 1936 in Montgomery County, the daughter of the late Crola Hamilton and the late Flora Morris Hamilton.  She was employed by King Insurance in Troy for several years.  Shirley was very active in her church and held many offices over her years attending there.  She was a godly wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother always encouraging others.  Her warm, loving, understanding nature made her a good support to many.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Billy Joe; her sons: Michael Kellis and wife Donna of Asheville, and David Kellis and wife Tina of Troy; grand-daughters: Lauren Ackermann and husband Jeff, Jamie Shaver and husband Steven, Megan Kellis, Melinda Garner and husband Daniel, and grandson Derrick Phelps; nine great-grandchildren; sister Loretta H. Morris (Bobby) and brother Michael T. Hamilton.  She was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 4 brothers. 

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Hwy. 109, Troy, NC.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Vanleen Nelson officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Mt. Olive Church Rd., Troy, NC.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Hwy. 109, Troy, NC.

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Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the Kellis family.