Henry (June) Hugodarius Kelly was born on July 27, 1966, in Marion, Alabama to the late Norman and Lizzie Kelly. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Zion United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully as an usher and a member of the Zion United Methodist Men Organization. On many Saturdays, Henry taught young boys in the MATCH Organization alongside his wife. A giving person Henry was. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, he donated food and toys to the ones in need and never looked for recognition of his good deeds.
Henry completed his education at Francis Marion High School and played many sports; track & field and football but his love was basketball, which transcended to MVP’s and leading scorer. After high school, he pursued his passion for brick mason under the teaching of his deceased uncle, Lee Turner Sr. Henry worked on many projects such as schools, hospitals and other major companies in Alabama, Mississippi and other surrounding states. When he was no longer able to work, he assisted his wife in caring for other children at her daycare. He was very skilled in his craft. One of his many hobbies was singing and dancing. One could always find him on the dance floor.
Henry leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Bessie Kelly; four children, Yolanda Kelly Jones (James) of Moundville, AL, Germaine Kelly of Tuscaloosa, AL, Johnesa Sanders of Birmingham, AL and Terrell Kelly of Tuscaloosa, AL; six grandchildren, Alanah, Jayden and Kaleb Jones, Gensis Kelly, Rakeem Moore and Cylan Jones; three sisters, Marian Edwards (Robert), Alsace Childs (Jimmy), Laquita Lipscomb; two brothers, Michael Kelly, Norman Kelly (Sonya) Anderson all of Marion, Al and one brother proceeded him in death, Lester (Louise) Lipscomb; four aunts, Ida Dawson, Inez Williams, Mary Dean Turner and Catherine Williamson; one uncle, Richard (Naomi) Aldridge, Mary Rand; four brothers-in-law, Arthur (Patricia) Jackson, Luke (Jonita) Jackson Jr., Marvin (Mildred) Jackson, Michael (Grace) Jackson; three sisters-in-laws; Mary (Carl) Martin, Floderia Steele, Patricia (Gregory) Bains and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Henry was like a father to many and considered Nolan Kelly a grandchild.
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