Don Cornelius Kelly was born July 18, 1974 in Sikeston, Missouri to Helen Wilson and Pervis Boyd. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Oran, Missouri. He also loved to dance with his dance partner Angie Coleman at all the parties.
He departed this life Sunday surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 46. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, (Will Kelly) and his great grandmother, Pairlee McDaniel's, and his great grandfather Joe Hope, 1 (Aunt) Dianna Kelly, 2 (Uncles) Willie Joe Kelly and Ernest Kelly, and 3 cousins.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His parents Helen Wilson of (Jacksonville, FL) & Pervis Boyd of Lilbourn, MO. (2) Brothers: Kevin Wilson & Pervis Boyd Jr. of New Madrid, MO. (3) Sisters: Louisa (Patrick Burgess) of Jacksonville, FL, Shakandas Wilson of Jacksonville, FL. and Jasmikia Boyd of New Madrid, MO. His maternal grandparents: Annie Louise & Wesley Silmon of New Madrid, MO. his aunt Catherine Buchanan of New Madrid, MO, his uncle David and (Yvonne Kelly) of Cassopolis, Mi. his aunt Diana (Lee) Davis of Jacksonville, FL. His aunt Mary (Gregory Walker) of Jacksonville Fl.
His wonderful caregivers: Teretha Bratcher and Clarence Bratcher of Sikeston, Mo. who he really adored and loved so much.
His stepfather: Jack Jones of (New Madrid, Mo.) that he loved.
Eddie Clark whom he loved to be around and also looked up to as a mentor to him.
He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews along with cousins and many of friends.
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