August 1, 1960 - March 15, 2021
Steven “Steve” Kelley, a beloved father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021. Steve loved life and especially making people laugh through funny stories and playful pranks. He loved lively conversation with friends and strangers alike. Steve inspired people to always believe in possibilities and never stop trying to be the best you could be. He was solely responsible for helping many individuals to achieve their dreams especially in the area of sports. His daughters were the absolute loves of his life, and he cherished every adventure with them. He loved watching them grow and achieve goals academically and through sports. His beloved daughters were his strength and inspiration to fight through health issues for so many years. Steve was an avid sports fan and began playing football, baseball, and basketball as a young child, but his true love was basketball. He was thrilled to earn a basketball scholarship to Webber College and continued to play community ball after graduation. He was also known as a pretty good softball player. He could often be found with a newspaper catching up on the latest sports stats or giving his predictions for the upcoming game. Born on August 1, 1960, Steve grew up in Thomasville and attended Thomasville High School and Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida. He graduated from Webber College in 1982 and received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University 1987. While at FSU, he became a lifelong, loyal FSU fan. He was a well-respected attorney practicing in South Georgia and North Florida for over 30 years. He often went out of his way to assist individuals who may not have resources to seek help from other legal sources. He was known for his kindness and compassion for helping others. He is survived by his three daughters, Addison, Carsyn and Kinsey; his siblings Debbie Kelley, Jim Kelley and Carol Kelley Goodson; his nieces Brittanney Mills (Derren), Erin Smeltzer (Will), Leah Goodson, Selita Myrick; his nephews Brennan Goodson, Alex Kelley, and Jeff Kelley; and numerous beloved aunts and cousins; special friends Louise Dukes and Latasha Weatherspoon; mother of children Kerri Kelly. He is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Barbara and John Foy; his father Bernard Kelley, and his brother Tracey Kelley. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 at Allen and Allen Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Big Creek Baptist, 20627 US, Highway 319, Coolidge on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of life will immediately follow the graveside services at Hugh Plantation at 3530 Ga Hwy. 122, Thomasville, Georgia. Family and friends are invited to view his online memorial tribute page at www.allenfh.com.
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