Willis Edward Kelso Sr.

In Memorial


Willis Edward Kelso Sr., age 82.  Sunrise September 5, 1933 and Sunset April 1, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his parents John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Kelso, brothers James, Theodore, Raymond and Robert Kelso and sisters Rosylan Wade, Dorothy Williams and Mary Katherine Dawson.  Left to cherish his memory, daughters Darnella Hancock, Darlene Wright, Sandra and Gloria,  sons Willis Kelso Jr., Alonzo Kelso, Wayne Kelso, Larry  Kelso, and Michael Benford, brother John (Mable) Kelso and Henrietta Kelso and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Thursday April 7, 2016 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.  Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Joyce Schoonover

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Darnella, My greatest prayer is for you. I know your dad is at peace with no pain or worry.

  2. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kelso but his son, Larry, has a special place with our bowling team. Please know that we are thinking of the entire Kelso family during this trying time.

    Matt Gregory
    Ron Gregory

  3. Kelso was my buddy, and dearest friend. It was a friendship of at least 15 years. He would do anything for anyone. He was a great man with a great heart he will truly be missed. I hate that I lost a dear friend. But, I know he is in a better place. RIP

    With Love,
    EVA Brooks

    p.s. I would love for his children to reach out to me 614-392-2543

  4. Denia & James Amos

    Praying God’s Continual Grace and Peace as you journey through a most difficult season. Larry and Darla we stand in prayer with you and for you as well as the Family. Be encouraged, in our weakness; He is strong! Lean not to thine own understanding, in all things acknowledge God. Cherish the memories and the legacy as you bond together in love as a family.

  5. Victoria Washington

    so sorry to my dad Wayne kelso, and C my uncles & aunts yak are c in my prayers love y’all

  6. My condolence to your family from Michael Burke-Kelso and Andrea Burke your family are in our prayers.

  7. Cherrie Braxton

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family. I am praying for everyone that God gives you peace in your spirit during this difficult time. Cherrie Braxton

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