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Jeanna Spence Kelley

November 28, 1973 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 50) 50 Years Old

Jeanna Spence Kelley Obituary

Jeanna Lea Spence Kelley, age 50, passed into her eternal home on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  

Jeanna was born on November 28, 1973, the second child of Philip and Kathy Spence.  She was baptized as an infant at Parsons First United Methodist Church and remained a lifelong member there.  She attended school in Parsons and graduated from Riverside High School in 1992 as the president of her senior class.  She received her bachelor's degree in business from Lambuth University in 1999 and her Masters in Education from Freed-Hardeman University in 2001.  She taught at Decatur County Middle School and Parsons Elementary.  She adored her students and they loved her.

Jeanna married Marty Kelley, in June of 2005.  Their son, Brady Lynn Kelley, her pride and joy, was born in July of 2006.  Marty’s untimely death in 2008 left her a widow and a single mom.  Jeanna was a talented artist and spent many happy hours restoring old furniture and creating wooden wall hangings.  She loved her family, music, jewelry, fashionable clothing, cooking, the beach, and especially her son Brady and her little dog, Sally.  

Jeanna was preceded in death by her husband, Marty Lynn Kelley; her paternal grandparents Jim and Dorothy Spence; her maternal grandfather Edward Stevens; one aunt, Jane Spence Morris, and one uncle, Kenny Stevens.  She is survived by her son, Brady Lynn Kelley; her parents, Philip and Kathy Spence; her maternal grandmother, Mildred Stevens; two sisters, Beth (Kelly) Deere and Susan (Heath) Taylor; two nieces, Hannah (Max) Mullen and Grace Taylor; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She also leaves behind a special daughter, Jessica (John) Eaton and their sons Henry and Blayze.  

Mrs. Kelley's visitation will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2024 from 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Parsons Mortuary. Visitation will continue on Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 9:30AM until time of funeral service at Parsons Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 10, 2024 at 11:30AM at the Parsons Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Spence Cemetery in Holladay, TN.


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