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Kelvin Curtis Sumner

December 12, 1978 ~ April 8, 2020 (age 41)


There is no public visitation allowed.


MERIGOLD - Kelvin Curtis Sumner, age 41, of Merigold, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the North Sunflower Medical Center. 

A private graveside service will be held at Lehrton Cemetery on, Friday, April 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Rev. Greg Chamblee will officiate the service.

Kelvin was born on December 12, 1978, to Curtis and Janet Canady Sumner in Cleveland, MS.  He married Susan Hollingsworth on June 24, 2000, in Webb, MS.  Kelvin was a network administrator for Cleveland State Bank, co-owner of Protech, LLC. He was also co-partner in the professional barbecuing team, Shotgun House Smokers. Kelvin enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. Kelvin was a member of the Cleveland Church of God and was a Delta State Alumni. He was a work-a-holic. Most of all Kelvin loved his family.

Kelvin was preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents, Clara Edwards and Henry Canady; Paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Curtis Sumner.

Kelvin is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Susan Hollingsworth Sumner of Merigold, MS;  Son, Kurt(Alyssa Mullen) Sumner of Merigold, MS;  Daughter, Kallie Sumner of Merigold, MS;  Mother, Janet(Steve) Trawick of Clinton, AR;  Father, Curtis(Robyn) Sumner of Grenada, MS;  Sister, Lynn(Russell) Joyner of Western Grove, AR;  Brother, Jonathan Sumner of Grenada, MS;  Brother, Tim Sumner of Grenada, MS;  Sister, Becky Sumner; Father-in-law, Danny Hollingsworth of Merigold, MS;  Mother-in-law, Nettie Hollingsworth of Merigold, MS; Brother, Tony (Kathy) Jones of Cleveland, MS.  Sister, Tammy (TJ) Crocker of Cleveland, MS.

Pallbearers will be TJ Crocker, Dane Jones, Brandon Ferracci, Nicholas Ferracci, Tony Jones and Tommy Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Lofton and Will Marquis.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Reasearch Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501

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