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Teresa T. Kelly
  • August 13, 1952
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  • August 09, 2019

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Teresa Talley Kelly (66) passed away on August 9th after a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer.   She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Talley and mother, Lucy Talley of Clarksville, VA.   She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Kelly of The Villages, FL, son Brian Kelly, daughter in law, Kelly Sydney and her beloved granddaughter Addison Kelly who reside in Brookhaven, GA.  Teresa and Jeffrey were happily married for 45 years after meeting in high school.

Teresa was born in Norfolk, VA.  She earned both bachelor and master’s degrees in early childhood from Old Dominion University.  She taught mostly kindergarten during her career in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.  She had particular interest working with children that did not speak the English language or required additional educational assistance.   She served as an adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University in Newport News Virginia in the area of early childhood studies.   A fact few knew, she also had a degree in ballet.   During healthier times for Teresa, dancing was one of her joys.

Teresa loved to travel in the family RV within the U.S., visiting many national parks and historical sites.  She also loved organizing day trips and activities for friends and neighbors.   She was very kind and quietly cared for others in many ways.   She consistently looked for the special card that would brighten someone’s day.  She was focused on others when she could have been easily distracted by the physical challenges of her life.  Even as her body was losing its battle with cancer, her deep faith and quiet warrior spirit propelled her to keep on going and giving.   Teresa leaves a legacy of love and faith.


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  1. 15 Aug 2019
    Karen Leimbach lit a candle:
    Lit since August 15, 2019 at 8:01:34 PM

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  4. 15 Aug 2019
    Dorothy Adcock says:
    I felt so sad to learn of Teresa's passing. I think her obituary is beautiful and so reflective of who she was. I have been going through my own medical issues lately and Teresa sent me such a beautiful card I was truly moved by it. She really touched me with that card. We have been blessed to know her. I pray for comfort and peace for her family.

  5. 15 Aug 2019
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    Lit since August 15, 2019 at 8:57:07 PM

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    Lit since August 15, 2019 at 8:55:36 PM

  7. 13 Aug 2019
    Jim & Denise Elliott says:
    We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Teresa’s passing and find comfort that she is finally relieved of all earthly pain. Our sympathies to Jeff, Brian and family. Through the mercy of God may she find eternal peace.

  8. 13 Aug 2019
    Diane & Dan Harris lit a candle:
    Lit since August 13, 2019 at 8:16:14 PM

  9. 12 Aug 2019
    Adrienne and Steve Serwo says:
    We were so sad to learn of Teresa's passing. She will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness as well as her positive attitude. The trips that she organized were always welcome and enjoyable. Fly high Teresa, you no longer have to deal with the difficulties of having to battle cancer. You will always be in all of our hearts.

  10. 12 Aug 2019
    Peg and Fred Bailey says:
    Teresa was a special person. Always positive, kind., and caring. We have not seen her much the last couple of years but it was a pleasure to have known her.

  11. 12 Aug 2019
    Sue Conine says:
    I am truly saddened to learn of Teresa’s passing. She was such a positive light at our support group. We all learned from her on how to stay positive despite our challenges! Fly high and free Our Teal Sister!

  12. 12 Aug 2019
    Diane and Ray Kopas says:
    Ray and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Teresa... we will remember her smiling face at our SUNRAYS OF HOPE SUPPORT GROUP meetings and also where we met in chemo at Orlando Hospital...she was such a help and inspiration to me in my battle... I know how much she enjoyed her family and her granddaughter..you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers...

  13. 12 Aug 2019
    Candy &JD says:
    We will miss dear Teresa & her smiling face. She was such a giving and loving person at all times. The Vineland Neighbors are truly a "family" mostly due to Teresa's actions in planning trips and social events when our neighborhood was first established. Our continued prayers are with Jeff and her family.

  14. 12 Aug 2019
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    Lit since August 12, 2019 at 8:14:45 AM

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