Mrs. Leola Kelly Blue, transitioned on Friday, January 24, 2020 at First Health Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. She was born on July 26, 1931 to the late Thomas and Bertha Kelly. She attended E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, NC and was a faithful member of of Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church in Raeford,NC. Her enjoyment came from attending church and especially Sunday school, Bible study and Sunday sermons.
Mrs. Leola was married to W.S. Blue who preceded her in death along with three children, Willie Thomas Blue, Jackie Warren and Willie Reno Blue. She worked in the childcare field for over 40 years in Raeford,NC. She was a caring person with a loving heart to help others.
Leola had three children who preceded her in death Willie Thomas Blue, Jackie Warren and Willie Reno Blue, one brother Mr. J.C. Kelly and two sisters Mrs. Annie Evans and Ms. Erina Smith. She leaves to cherish loving memories to five daughters Barbara A McMillan, Carolyn F Blue, Brenda L Blue and Wanda F Blue all of Raeford NC, and Dorothy A (Levan) McDaniel of Spring Lake, NC and one son Hundo L Blue of Raeford NC. She has seventeen grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, one sister Mrs. Eva Boykin of Brooklyn, NY and one brother Clifton Smith of Fayetteville, NC and a sister- in law Mrs. Juanita Blue Malloy of Raeford, NC. She has several nieces and nephews, two very special friends Mrs. Pauline Harris and the late Mrs. Onnie Bea Peterkin along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020; 2:30 PM at Freedom Chapel AME Zion Church in Raeford, NC.
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