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Jimmy Bruce Kelems
Birth: Aug. 30, 1950
Rivervale
Poinsett County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2012
Richmond
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA

Jimmy Bruce Kelems, 61, of Bay City passed away on July 2, 2012 in Richmond, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM, July 6, 2012 at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the funeral home.

Jimmy was born on August 30, 1950 in Riverdale, AR to the late Jessie Lee and Bertha Malone Kelems. He married Vickie Floyd on May 2, 1975 in Tulsa, OK. Jimmy received a Master's Degree in Theology and founded the Refuge Ministry. He was also deeply involved in prison ministry. He was proud of his Indian heritage and was part of the Cherokee Nation West in Missouri/Arkansas tribe. Family was very important to him and his faith made him who he was. Jimmy always met his family's needs selflessly. He was nonjudgmental and loved unconditionally, even the most unlovable people. He was gifted with a wonderful sense of humor. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Juanita Weathers and Bonnie Jean Shortnacy; a brother, James Billy Kelems; mother-in-law, Jewell Floyd; and sister in-law, Shelia Floyd.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Vickie Kelems; sons, Jimmy Bruce Earls and Sean Earls; daughters, Danielle Englund and husband Chris and Desira Kelems; sisters, Alene Wahlstrom, Lilly Dixon, and Marcy Young; a brother, Jess Kelems, Jr.; grandchildren, Darian Russell and Kayra Earls; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Lee Kelems (1910 - 1952)
  Bertha Mildred Melissa Malone Kelems (1907 - 1966)
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Alene Kelems Wahlstrom (1931 - 2013)*
  Lillie Helen Kelems Dixon (1934 - 2013)*
  Bonnie Jean Kelems Shortnacy (1936 - 2008)*
  Juanita Anetta Kelems Weathers (1938 - 2012)*
  James Billy Kelems (1948 - 1948)*
  Jimmy Bruce Kelems (1950 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Restland Cemetery
Gatesville
Coryell County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 02, 2012
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