Jeanne Claire McLeroy Kelley, 80, passed away Monday, Dec.19. She was born July 11, 1931 in Yonkers, New York. Jeanne was a retired Certified Nurses Assistant, Member and Past Secretary of Woodman Of The World Lodge #168 of Benton and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Traskwood. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Fern Besacon McLeroy. Â
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Howard Kelley of Benton; son, Alvie Tuggle Jr. of Greenbrier; daughters, Maleta Pitts of Traskwood and Shirley Strange of Prosper, Texas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Traskwood Cemetery. Minister will be Bro. James Floyd.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec 26.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Family Comments: Jeanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone that knew her.