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Rayburn Blair “Ray” Kelly, Jr

  • Birth 1949 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 4 Nov 1962 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 23556248

Rayburn Blair Kelly Sr. and Allie Mae Street Kelly

Ray was the only son and third child
Anne Katherine Kelly McKnatt Elam
Donna Kay "Donnie" Kelly Youngblood
Deborah Kelly Bailey Sewart Han

Ray was a very good son, brother, uncle and friend.

He was a sick child with asthma. The doctors told his mom, he needed a drier climate. She packed his younger sister up and they went to Florida. They stayed a while and she did not see any improvements. They moved back home to be closer to the family.

When Ray was 14 years old. He needed an ear operation. They sent him home and told his mom not to let him get his ears wet.

His mother went to bed and he stayed up watching horror movies on TV. It was Halloween night. After he finished watching TV, he took a shower. He developed a staph infection from getting water in his ear. It went to his heart and he had a bad heart valve, no one was aware of. His heart gave out from the infection. Ray was only 14 years old.

Other relatives that have since joined Ray in Heaven:

Michael Jefferson "Mike" Youngblood
Laurie Ann McKnatt Rainey
Wendy Nicole Dickens McCammon

Please leave a flower and note for this sweet child. His mother loved him so much. In 1998, his beloved mother joined him in Heaven.

^!^ Thank you to Medora for sponsoring Ray's memorial. You brought tears to my eyes. You have touched my heart deeply. What a beautiful Earth Angel, you are.. ^!^


  • Created by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
  • Added: 25 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23556248
  • Medora
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rayburn Blair “Ray” Kelly, Jr (1949–4 Nov 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23556248, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy (contributor 46937518) .