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Nelson Reece Kelley

July 19, 1983 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 38)


Nelson Reece Kelley, 38, husband of Miracle Ryan, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. On July 19, 1983, he was born in Lexington to Willie Reece Kelley Jr. and Barbara E. Booth Kelley. He is survived by his wife, Miracle, parents, Willie and Barbara, and daughter, Molly Ann Caldwell. He is preceded by a brother, James David Kelley. Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 6, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Lakes officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be Joe Hill, Wally Stinnett, George Woods, Garrett Woods, Matthew Woods, and Billy Ray Woods. Honorary bearers will be Molly Caldwell, Megan Caldwell, family and friends, as well as his Chapel Hill Church family. Visitation will begin at the church at 4:00 PM Thursday, May 5. Betts & West is honored to serve the Kelley family in their time of need. An online guestbook is available at

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May 5, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral Service
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM

Graveside Service
May 6, 2022

12:30 PM
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