Wendy Kelley

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Wendy Kelley

<p>North Augusta, SC…….Wendy Kelley, aged 55, went home to sing for the Lord on July 10,&nbsp;2024. </p><p>She was born in 1968 in Fort Mill, SC, where she spent her childhood years. </p><p>Above all, she is&nbsp;known most for her ability to sprinkle joy and love like confetti everywhere she went; Wendy&nbsp;never met a stranger. </p><p>She watches over her devoted husband, Mike Kelley, after 34 beautiful years of marriage. Her&nbsp;passion, tenacity, and confidence live on through her children, Lindsey and Kyle.&nbsp;Daughter to Linda and Jerry Garrett, sister (and best friend) to Jonda Pacillas, and friend to all&nbsp;who knew her, Wendy was a warmth that touched many lives in her final home of North&nbsp;Augusta, SC. She happily introduced her husband’s siblings as brothers and sisters in love, who&nbsp;she counted amongst her closest friends. She loved her many nieces and nephews as fiercely&nbsp;as her own children.&nbsp; </p><p>People who knew Wendy best would accurately describe her as “solar powered.” She was her&nbsp;happiest and best self at the beach, and loved to spend her summers between Garden City&nbsp;Beach and the Kelley family pool making memories with a big family she cherished. Even if you&nbsp;didn’t know her, you’d know right away how much she loved soaking up the sun--her deep&nbsp;golden year-round tan gave her away at first sight. </p><p>Wendy was a woman who lived life authentically and expressively, and who found a way to&nbsp;touch the lives of everyone she met. You could hear her singing out in many church choirs since&nbsp;childhood, covering second base in softball leagues, cheering for her alma mater, and marching&nbsp;in the band for her beloved Yellow Jackets--trumpet in hand. She had a bold sense of style that&nbsp;illuminated every room she entered: she mixed elegance with glamour in her own way, making&nbsp;sure her appearance was as captivating as her singing voice. She had an unmatched&nbsp;generosity of spirit, and found so much joy in giving to others. </p><p>Wendy spent the final weeks of her life getting to know the incredible team at Piedmont hospital,&nbsp;who loved and cared for her like she was one of their own. They became like family to her, and&nbsp;her family is forever grateful for the love they showered her with. </p><p>The family will receive friends at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home on Friday, July 12, 2024 from&nbsp;6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.&nbsp; </p><p>In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Shriner’s Children’s, Processing&nbsp;Center, PO Box 947765 Atlanta, GA 30394 or at www.lovetotherescue.org </p>
September 13, 1968 - July 10, 202409/13/196807/10/2024
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The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home

July 10, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Wendy Kelley has been arranged by The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home. Plant a tree
We plant this tree as a living memorial to Wendy. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
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The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home

July 10, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Wendy Kelley has been arranged by The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home. Plant a tree
We plant this tree as a living memorial to Wendy. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
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The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home

July 10, 2024

The planting of 1 memorial tree in the honor of Wendy Kelley has been arranged by The staff at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home. Plant a tree
We plant this tree as a living memorial to Wendy. We are deeply sorry for your loss.