of Moon Lake, MS
April 6, 1936 - May 18, 2023
Bill Kelley, age 87, of Moon Lake, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Monday, April 6, 1936 in Desha, Arkansas to the late Norman and Monnie Kelley. Bill was raised and attended school in Paragould, Arkansas. He was the owner of Bill Kelley's Classic Cars of West Helena, Arkansas, specializing in antiques, classics and street rods. Bill was a member of West Helena Baptist Church for 65 years. He had a 50 year pin as a Mason and was a Shriner. Bill enjoyed singing karaoke and piloting small planes.He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joneta Briggs Kelley; two sons, Patrick Kelley (Julia) of West Helena, Arkansas and Phillip Kelley of Memphis, Tennessee; one daughter, Suzanne Kelley of Moon Lake, Mississippi; two grandchildren, Kyle Kelley (Melissa) of Paragould, Arkansas and Bree Fortner (Jeremy) of Southaven, Mississippi; six great-grandchildren, Kyla and Brody Kelley of Paragould, Arkansas and Luke Lilly, Blakely and Lafe Fortner of Southaven, Mississippi and one brother, Jerry Kelley (Peggy) of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Monnie Kelley.There will be no services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to:West Helena Baptist Church702 Plaza StreetWest Helena, Arkansas 72390St. Jude Children's Research Hospital262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, Tennessee 38105Disabled American Veterans6307 Alma HighwayVan Buren, Arkansas 72956Services will be directed by the staff of Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Joneta, we were introduced by Shirley Story 40 years ago. So sorry for your loss. Bill was a big supporter of his community. He was a true entrepreneur. You told me you’ll enjoy eating popcorn when you’ll watched TV in the evening. I know you will miss him deeply. He was held in high esteem by those that knew him.
Joneta, Pat, Phillip, and Suzanne.Just learned today (7/6/23) of Bill's passing from Dr. Terry Van Doyle.So very sorry. Please accept my sincere condolences.Bill was a truly talented singer and so much fun to hear. There is hardly a day pass that I do not think of Mr. Norman and Mrs. Monnie Kelley and then all the times when you all were at the Kelley farm in Paragould.May the comfort of the Lord be with you all.Bro. Bridges
We lost a good friend
Joneta and family,It has been a pleasure reconnecting with Billy the last few years through social media. I always enjoyed hearing him sing at our family reunions. Prayers and comfort for all at this time. Theresa Jones Morris, Winona's daughter
Our mom and dad, thought of you and Joneta as dear friends. We appreciate your friendship with them, and continued friendship with us, their children. Rest in peace, dear friend! With much love! The Conway Twitty family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying you find comfort and peace.
Praying for the family. Mr. Bill was a good Christian man, and will be missed.
I’m so sorry to hear this. Mr. Bill was a good man and a very good friend to me. He will be missed. I’m praying for his family.
Patrick Kelley and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill left big shoes to fill and you have done and do him proud. You always have. 🙏RIP Bill. Time well spent. Go with God...💙🌹
My prayers to all your family and my deepest condolences.
To Ms. Kelley, Pat, Suzanne and Phillip. We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Kelly. He was such a nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord be with each and every one of you at this difficult time
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill will be missed by many.
Mr Bill, Was a dear friend of mine i meet him when i was 17 years old and he sold me my first car a blue buick, but have threw the years considered him a friend, and i respected him greatly I ask peace, love and comfort to the family, And may God pour his love out on each of you. Nicole and Joey Howell
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bill. He will be missed. Prayers for the family and friends.
We are so sorry to hear about this sweet man! He and my brother, Joe Davis were such good friends, I have known him for so long. I know he will be missed by everyone that was blessed to have him in their life! Our prayers will be with you all ! Love, Henry and Billie Sue Rohrscheib
RIP Mr.Bill prayers to family he will be missed by all
Sorry for your loss he was a great man. He will be missed by all of us. Praying for y'all.
Bill was a friend who shared a flying passion with me. We never got to exchange planes as we had planned. Bill has exchanged one type of wings for another set!RIP friend.
To Jerry and the Kelly family :I farmed your family farm and operated the Kelly Grade A dairy for several years. We sure enjoyed theNorman and Monnie family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sending Deepest condolences to this sweet family. Praying for Peace, Comfort and Strength for all of you.
Prayers for all of you during this time. Bill was we great man and will be missed by family and so many others. He and Larry shared their passion for cars. 🙏❤️🙏❤️
So sorry for your loss ❤️
Suzanne and a time like this words can't express but God be the Glory
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you all.
Rest in peace, my friend.
I’m so sorry to hear of Mr Bill’s passing. Family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. He was liked and loved by so many. He will be sorely missed.
Mr. Bill was always a pleasure to be around. His smile will truly be missed. Thoughts, hugs and prayers for all of you.
Sorry for your loss. Mr. Bill was always so good to me. Also a dedicated member of WHBC. Prayers for you all.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the family . Bill was a friend. The Neely's Gene and Barbara
I am so sorry to hear this! Just loved Mr Bill! Praying for family! He has sure lived a long life! RIP
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Bill. Rest assured he’s at peace and in a better place with God. Prayers for all of your family 🙏
Joneta, Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and family. BK was a special friend, his kindness and loving ways will always be remembered in our hearts.
Mr Bill Kelly Was a Good Man! I Hope His Family Peace in Knowing that He is In Heaven With Jesus! 🙏
My sincere condolences to the Kelly Family. A hale and farewell Bill, you were a great friend and Sunday School Teacher. I’ve learned a lot by knowing You. God Bless and keep
Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Al and Karen Helton Herrington.
So sorry. He was a good friend.
What a man!! The best car man I've ever known. Fly High old buddy. I'll see you own the other side.
Even though Billy was a little older than me I always remember him driving a beautiful car. He and my mother Dorothea got to visit in rehab in Jonesboro. She talked about him all the time. I know she would want to send her love and prayers for all of you, he will be missed
Dearest Mrs. Jonita, Suzanne and Patrick and Phillip and family....I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt prayers for all of you. My prayer is that the Lord will wrap all of you in His loving arms and give you Peace, comfort, and strength to hold you as you go through this hardship in your lives. Mr. Bill was a very Sweet man that lived everybody. I know he loved his family. Take care of each other as that is what Mr. Bill would want. Keeping all of you close in prayers and thoughts and love.
So sorry to hear Mr Bill had passed away. Prayers going up for peace and comfort for the family. 🙏 🙏 ❤❤
Patrick so sorry to hear about Mr Bill we are praying for your family during this time
So Sorry For your Loss
I'm sorry to hear about Bill. I remember him from when I was 4 years old (I'm 61 now) and I won Little Mr. Phillips County. He got me to leave the stage by promising to drive me in his red convertible in the Christmas parade. He was always fun to visit with whether around town, when I built a building for him, or at church. Praying for the family.
A prayer for the family. Have known Bill many years. So I have not met a more friendly person.
So sorry for your loss, lots of memories for Budgy and Bill they go way back....Prayers for the family🙏🏼
So sorry for your loss Mr Kelly was a great example to the community and and always did things for his family church and community . He will be missed. Prayers for Pat and family
Dear Family; Bill was one of my Dearest Friends, he & I both had a passion for collector cars! I am sure he will run into a lot of other car buffs in Heaven!! Prayer for his Family & Friends!
Mr. Bill was a dam good man and will be missed by many. Praying for his wife and family.
So sorry for the lost of your loved one. We are praying for healing for you
So very sorry for your loss Patrick.
My prayers goes out to the family. Knowing Bill for 30 + years and saying he was one of a kind. He was an old car guy like myself. He will be missed.
Praying for all of y’all
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was a friend to all who knew him
I'm so sorry , praying God's peace and comfort be with you all. I know he will be missed by everyone that knew him.Cindy and Leonard Hartsfield
We are so sorry for your loss. You family is in our prayers.
I am so very sorry to read of Bill’s death. I pray that God will keep his arms around you.June White
Mr. Kelly was a very very nice gentleman
So sorry to hear of Mr Bills passing. He gave me my first job when he had the grocery store as a cashier. Between he and Mrs Freddie they taught me bookkeeping and what hard work meant. Lessons I have carried with me throughout my life. Sending prayers to the family and hope you will all feel Gods arms around you as you deal with your loss. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. 🙏🏻
Joneta , Pat, Phillip, and Suzanne We are so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a pleasure to know and be around. Wish I had seen his Conway memorabilia. He was one of a kind.
So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻