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March 20, 1948 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go and prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” ~~John 14-1-3
Mr. Leroy Kelso was called home to his eternal rest on May 16, 2023 after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Appomattox County, Leroy was born to the late Thomas Edward Kelso, Sr. and the late Mattie Sue Kelso. He was educated in Appomattox County and was a graduate of Carver-Price High School.
Leroy worked at several jobs during his early life, including construction, before being employed at the Fred Jones Well Co., which he retired from in 2020.
In 1966 Leroy met and married Veralyn Clarice Preston. He immediately became a devoted father to two children, and over the years this union was blessed with three more children. Leroy received the Lord as his savior at a young age and was a member in good standing at the Canaan Baptist Church.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Thomas, Jr., Calvin, Harold, Raymond and Marvin and one grandchild, Jalissa Rochelle. He is survived by his wife Veralyn; seven children, Alene, Robert, Anthony, Michelle, Kimberly, Duwayne and Jessica; two son-in-laws, Steve Anderson and Tyrone Scott and one daughter-in-law, Connie Kelso; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grand-children, one sister, Mattie, one brother, Walter and two sister-n-laws, Tonyia and Sharon; one uncle, Rev. Harrison Kelso and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service for Mr. Kelso will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023, 12 noon at Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home. The only viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Kelso Family Cemetery on Wildway Rd., Appomattox, VA 2452