Eloise (Brightwell) Kelley, age 96, formerly of Albany, died Wednesday February 2, 2022 at Parker Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lake Wales, Florida, she attended schools in Florida & Georgia and lived in Georgia for most of her life until moving to Delaware County in 1990. She was a homemaker and belonged to The Sanctuary Church in Evans, Georgia.
Survivors include a son: Michael F. Smith, Augusta, GA, and daughter: Linda Charlene Marlow (husband: Harold William, Jr.), Albany; ten grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren with one on the way, and several nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of thirty years: Charles G. Kelley, Sr.; two sons: Patrick Lee Kelley and William Arthur Smith, Jr.; grandson: Brian Nicholas Brown; parents: George C. & Mary L. (Layton) Brightwell, and beloved sister: Catherine Irene Matejka.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Meacham Funeral Service. Burial will take place at Strong Cemetery.
Visiting hours are Saturday from 12 until 1p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Little Red Door Cancer Agency, 2311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47303.
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