Wayne Kelso


Wayne Anthony Kelso, age 61, was born October 14, 1959 and departed this life on March 15, 2021.

Wayne received his education at North High School, Columbus OH. He was a member at Bethel A.M.E. Church before joining Travelers Rest Baptist Church.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Michaels; father, James “Rock” Kelso; stepmother, Barbara Kelso; nephew, Timothy Gordon; and lifelong friend, Rodney Woods.

Wayne is survived by his stepfather, Richard Michaels; sisters, Myrna Kelso McClain and Denise Gordon; nieces, Amber and Ashley McClain, and Sheree Gordon-Jackson; nephews, Kameron McClain, Marcus and Antwan Gordon; special aunts, Susan Washington and Mary Williams; special friends, Quan Woods and Patricia McClendon; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Lori Welch-Smith

    To be absent in the body, Is to be present with the Lord. Saddened by the sudden loss. I will miss you but there is comfort knowing that you have won the race. You have earned your Wings cousin and you are now safe in Gods arms. I will remember our long talks and your infectious laugh. Until We Meet Again, I love you.

  2. With a heavy heart I am saddened at the loss of such an amazing childhood friend. Wayne’s smile and laugh was infectious. I immediately remember all of our Brittany Hills / Mifflin family days. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers of comfort are truly with you during this time. Sending love to you all.

    • Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. So sorry to hear about Wayne! All the childhood memories, playing outside and the cookouts our parents had. My prayers are with the family during this time. GOD bless you!

  3. Wow I’m just finding out that Wayne passed my deepest condolences for the loss of such an amazing man I have so many memories of Wayne, Rodney and Leroy and Big George

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