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Charlene Kelly

Charlene Stringer Kelly, 91, of Jackson, MS, passed away peacefully at home on October 2, 2021. She was born on March 24, 1930 in Magee, MS.

Visitation will be Monday Oct. 4, 4-6 pm at Wright Ferguson Funeral Home 114 Burney Dr.
Flowood, MS. 39232

Funeral services will be Tuesday Oct. 5, 1:00 at the Pavilion Lakewood Memorial Park
6000 Clinton Blvd. Jackson Ms. with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Charlene was the daughter of Horace Haden Stringer and Zera Eugenia Stringer from Magee, MS. She was salutatorian of her graduating class at Magee High School and at Copiah Lincoln Junior College. She was employed by Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company in 1948 and retired in 1986 having achieved the position of office manager. She was a proud holder of the FLMI designation. She and her husband were longtime members of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.

Charlene (Ms Prada) had her signature style in everything she did. From designer fashion to interior decorating, gardening and landscaping to cooking and entertaining. She did them all with impeccable taste, charm, and grace.

Charlene greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. A smart businesswoman. She lived life to the fullest and on her own terms. A leader and role model.
She will be so greatly missed.

She wanted to mention Mariah Summers, Nicole Jackson, and Chiii for being such thoughtful and fun sitters for her. Most of all Margaret Silas who stepped up to the plate many times and went far beyond the call of duty.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Kelly, Jr., and two sons Alan and Larry Hughes.

She is survived by her daughters Pam Hughes (John Medeiros), Cheryl Marbury (Pat) and sons Haden Hughes (Tish) and Bill Kelly, III, (Deborah), her sister Maureen Simpson (Billy), and her grandchildren Lea Adams (Ben), Callender Hughes (Rachel), David Marbury (Catherine),Kristian, William, Brittany and John Kelly(Amy). She has five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Charlene Kelly
March 24, 1930 - October 2, 2021




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