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Edwin "Ed" Bazzell Kelly


Mr. Edwin “Ed” Bazzell Kelly, age 73, of Kingsport, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, with his family by his side.

To know Ed was to love him. God's plan for his life was fulfilled. He fought hard to live and never complained or asked why. He loved God, his children, grandchildren, his family, church family, and friends with the deepest kind of love. He will be forever remembered for his strong faith, magnetic personality, infectious laugh, beautiful voice, and his love of life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Randi Potts Kelly; daughter, Courtney Wells and her husband, Dr. Michael Wells, and their children, Will and Quinn Wells; son, Kyle Kelly and his wife, Shelby Kelly; brother, Steve Bazzell; sister, Ann Butler.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Cedar Grove Church of Christ, 9100 Clark Road, Fairburn, Georgia 30213 with Minister Ross Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Leon and Marjorie Stansel, 4615 Pool Road, Winston, GA 30187
We remember Ed fondly. He was the highlight of our backyard in Mill Glen. I loved his singing, particularly "Witchy Woman". Randi was a great wife, and our condolences to Ed's family.
Arlene and Danny Kellum
Dear Randi and family, although we hadn’t known Ed for many years, we felt like we had known him for many. He was just one of those people who you immediately connected with and loved. It was a true blessing to have had the opportunity to meet him and get to know him in the short tome he lived here. I know it was such a blessing to live in the same area with his wonderful children and grandchildren . We lift you all up to our gracious Father in Heaven and ask for His peace and comfort to guide you through today and the days to come. May the God of All comfort and our Father of mercy bless you all. Much Love, Arlene and Danny Kellum
Karlene Holland Hinton
Many memories of Ed and Randi from the time they lived in Mill Glen. Ed was a super friend to my parents and they loved to joke with each other. My condolences to Randi, Courtney and Kyle along with the rest of the family!
Benny Hunton
Ed Kelly was one of the first ball players I had the opportunity to coach. I had just gotten out of college; Ed was leaving HS. He had an infectious smile and a blazing fastball. I was so happy when I saw him and Randi get together. So sorry for the loss and so much look forward to reuniting with our Lord together.
Mike Tovey
When I heard the news I was shocked. This was my good buddy as well as a great athlete. I am praying for his family but know where my friend is, because of his faith in Christ. 1/2 of the Douglasville Duo.