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Ralph Jackson Kelly

November 5, 1936 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Ralph Kelly Obituary

Ralph Jackson Kelly, age 87, of Sanford, NC, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on November 5, 1936 to the late Vendral Townsend Kelly and Oma Brown Kelly.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, of 61 years, Beverly Ann Watson Kelly and siblings Margaret Kelly Matthews and Hal Brown Kelly.

Ralph attended Sanford Business College and Central Carolina Technical Institute (now, CCCC).  He had worked for L.P. Cox and retired from the Town of Apex as their Director of General Services.  He was a member of Shallow Well Church.

He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Ann Kelly Reece (Tony), Cynthia Kelly Loftus (Timothy), Lisa Susan Kelly; brother Roy Eldon Kelly (Sherwin); Grandchildren Jacob Anthony Reece (Jessica), Meghan Reece Brown (Chris), and great-grandchildren Cooper, Berkeley and Dawson.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM at Shallow Well Church with Rev. Eric Burmahl and Rev. Donnie Thompson officiating.  The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service and other times at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Shallow Well Church General Fund, 1220 Broadway Road, Sanford, NC 27332.

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Celebration of Life
February 29, 2024

4:00 PM
Shallow Well Church
1220 Broadway Rd
Sanford, NC 27332

Visitation Following Service

Parlor of Shallow Well Church


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