Theodore Kelly

August 7, 1971 ~ June 15, 2021 (age 49)


Forever young, forever in our hearts, our beloved Theodore Kelly finished his course on earth and entered Heaven’s gate, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, while a patient at Atrium Health-Northeast, Concord, North Carolina. “Teddy”, as he was affectionately known was born August 7,1971 in Tarrytown, New York. He was the son of Theodore “Bo” Ingram and the late Shirley Kelly. “Teddy” brightened our days with an unwavering courage, beautiful smile and sheltering grace. Today we will not mourn his death, but we will celebrate his life. He will be remembered with thanksgiving in our hearts.

He was educated in the Westchester County New York public schools; and attended Westchester Community College where he received his culinary arts certification. Prior to declining health, “Teddy” was employed as a counselor with Sober Living, Albemarle, North Carolina.

A believer, he was a member of Spirit and Truth United Church of Worship, Albemarle. He enjoyed many spirited church services and loved to fellowship with his Pastor and church family.

“Teddy” was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Kelly and sister, Vangie Brooks.

Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end. They simply mean we will miss you until we meet again. Family and friends who will remember “Teddy” fondly are, his daughter, Tiani Kelly, New York; father, Theodore (LouAnn) Ingram, Albemarle; brothers: Joseph  Jenkins, Erwin Jenkins, Vance Jenkins, and Barry Ingram, all of New York; sisters: Linda Blalock, Darnell Jenkins, Darcel Moss,  all of New York, Jean Burns, Albemarle, and Pamela Court, Maryland; uncles and aunts: Vincent, Junie, Joy and Ranie, all of Georgia; special friends from the local barber shop: Mr. Edwards, Mr. Cato, Mr. Howard, Mr. Mike McKinney, and Jermain; a host of relatives and countless friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Theodore Kelly, please visit our floral store.


June 24, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Drive PO Box 1116
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
June 25, 2021

2:00 PM
Saints Delight Church
520 Wall Street
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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