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Obituary: Joseph Berry Kelly


Joe Kelly of Mobile passed away on September 1, 2021.

Joseph Berry Kelly
(12/23/1945 – 09/01/2021)

Joe was devoted to our Lord, his family and PJ Lumber Company. A faithful husband to Madelyn for 49 years, caring and generous Dad, and really fun Pop, his legacy of strength of character, work ethic, and generosity will live in his family forever. From his devotion to church, a family business, and passion for golf he has left an indelible mark on everyone who called him friend. Happiest rocking on the porch with Madelyn, working at his desk at PJ, playing golf, teaching Sunday school, pulling for Ole Miss, or watching his grandchildren play sports, he lived his life to the fullest. There are thousands of heartwarming and amusing stories featuring Joe Kelly…too many to recount here…but each of you reading this will know one.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Mae Kelly, and is survived by his wife Madelyn Glenn Kelly, his children Cauley Kelly (Mitch) von Hoffman, Joseph Berry (Alicia) Kelly, Jr., Jeffrey Glenn (Lydia) Kelly, Jonathan Edward (Crystal) Kelly, his siblings Jack (Laurie) Kelly, Jim (Cheryl) Kelly, Rob (Ann) Kelly, and Susie Kelly (Ed) Nelson; and his grandchildren Candace, Gracie, and Kathleen von Hoffman, Andrew, Kendall, Gavin, Hadley, Tucker, and Grayson Kelly; loved nieces and nephews and countless dear friends at Lafitte Baptist Church, Heron Lakes Country Club and across the lumber industry.

Visitation and the funeral service will be held on Tuesday September 7, 2021, 10-12:00 (visitation) and 12:00 (service) at Lafitte Baptist Church, 3201 Lafitte Rd, Saraland AL 36571. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations in his honor be made to Lafitte Baptist Church. We ask that you please plan to wear a mask as part of Covid-19 precautions when attending services.

For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John3:16

Source: Radney Funeral Home