Mary (Patterson) Kelly

July 10, 1929 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 92)


Mary P. Kelly, 92, of Orangeburg passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2022, after a brief illness.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia. 

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg.

Pallbearers will be Hal Brown, Christopher Brown, Hayden Brown, Jacob Dennis, James Dennis and Matt Derry.

Mrs. Kelly was born on July 10, 1929, in Anderson, S.C.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie Patterson and the late Lucille Shiflet Patterson.  She enjoyed playing golf with her husband, but her love was her family.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.  She was predeceased by her parents, daughter, Nancy Derry, grandsons, Michael L. Dennis, Jr., James Thomas Brown and brother, Jimmy Patterson.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Harold Kelly; daughter, Susan K. Brown; grandchildren, Hal Brown (Crystol), Kelly Derry, Matt Derry (Cindy); granddaughter-in-law, Amanda Dennis; great-grandchildren, Hayden Brown, Christopher Brown, Jacob Dennis, James Dennis, Jewels Derry; sister-in-law, Shirley Bolt (Joe) and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 200 Center Point Circle Suite 100, Columbia, S.C. 29210.


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January 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Graveside Service
January 12, 2022

2:00 PM
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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