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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Monday March 21st, 2022

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Cleveland Funeral Home
Monday March 21st, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Geneva Kelly

CLEVELAND- Geneva Fratesi Kelly age 75 of Cleveland, MS passed away Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, MS.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, March 21, 2022, at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Brother Larry Weaver will officiate the services.
Geneva was born February 23, 1947, to Phillip Fratesi and Lillian Velma Strawbridge Fratesi in Cleveland, MS. She was a former line worker for Color Tile for over 15 years. She married James Kelly on July 1, 1988, in Cleveland.
Geneva loved taking care of her grandchildren, sewing, making dresses, and cooking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Velma Fratesi, and her husband, James Kelly.
She is survived by her sons, Phillip Andrew Strickland of Cleveland, MS. James Earl Kelly (Zel) of Richland, MS, Mark Kelly (Sandy) of Richland, MS.
4 grandchildren, Dewayne Kelly, Cassie Kelly Rivers, Phillip Strickland, Jr. (Blair), and Samantha Davis (Ethan), 12 great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, and extended family.
Pallbearers are, Micheal Aguzzi, Chris Hudson, John Buck, Bobby Holder, Nick Weaver, and Robert Grimes.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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We are sorry to hear of Geneva's passing. We remember her as a loving grandmother and a gracious cousin. So grateful that she knew Jesus and is celebrating with Him today. May Jesus comfort Phillip and the grandchildren in the days ahead. Love to all, Uncle Bud and Bonnie

Bud Jones Mar 23 2022 10:36 PM

Became good friends with Geneva when her granddaughter and my daughter were best friends. Geneva was pure gold. I cherish the time and memories spent with her and her family. May they all find peace and comfort as they go through these next days and months.

Amy& Allen Mallette and Alana Raper Mar 20 2022 1:16 AM

Geneva had a heart of gold. She will be missed

Sophia Moody Mar 19 2022 2:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Geneva Kelly

Sophia Moody Mar 19 2022 2:21 AM

This lady was a friend from my childhood. She will be fondly remembered

Sherri Hopper Mar 19 2022 12:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Geneva Kelly

June and Michael Patterson Mar 18 2022 11:24 PM

Geneva was a good person would help anyone. She will bee missed by many .my prayers r with the family

Donna Mar 18 2022 9:07 PM

May she Rest In Peace.

Chris Balducci Mar 18 2022 9:50 AM