Our dear and loving mother Marilyn Kelly passed from this life into eternal life at the age of 89 on August 25, 2022, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Marilyn was born on June 19, 1933, to James F. Perkins and Eugenia Caldwell in Thomasville, Georgia. Marilyn graduated from Douglas High School in Thomasville.
In her adult life, Marilyn worked as a Professional Pediatric Dietician at Baptist Medical Center and devoted her home life to the guidance and direction of her children, grandchildren, and community as the family Matriarch. She loved bible study, cooking, fellowshipping with family, music, singing, and supporting her many friends that span Florida and beyond.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Carl (Suga Boy) Kelly and her daughter, Linda Gayle. She survived her siblings William, Sonny, Dan (Jr.), Elijah (Buddy), Delphine, and Lola.
Marilyn is survived by her sister, Ossie Mack, and her loving children Mary Ann, Ronald & Janelle, Norman, Norma Jean & Chauncey, and Thomas. Her grandchildren are Dereck, Gloria, Yahmese, Lamese, Michael & Mindy, Kavena, Chauncey JR, Thomas, Devin, Bennett, and Cameron; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and the many friends that loved her dearly.