Marvin Lee Kelso

1958 ~ 2021 (age 63)


God’s angles slipped into the residence of Marvin Lee Kelso, in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, on August 8, 2021 to carry his child to eternal rest. He was born February 8, 1958 in Lynchburg Virginia to the late Thomas Edward Kelso, II and Mattie Sue Abbitt Kelso. Marvin was preceded in eternal rest by both parents and his brothers Harold, Calvin, Thomas “June Bug” as well as Raymond.

Marvin leaves to cherish two children from his union along the side of Angela Kelso: LaShannon “Coop” Kidd (Timothy “Big Dog”) of Appomattox, Virginia and Marvin “TK” “Buddy” Kelso of Jacksonville, Florida; a significant other, fiancé and life partner of 31 years, Bridget Carter of Harrisburg, PA; three grandchildren, Tre’Suan “The Oldest”, Ta’Vian “Big Boy” and La’Myah “Baby Girl”; one sister, Mattie “Jenny” and two brothers, Leroy (Verlyn) and Walter (Tonyia), all of Appomattox, Virginia. He also leaves several family members and friends to cherish in his memories in Harrisburg, PA including the family of Bridget Carter and Raymond Morgan, his cousin who was like a brother and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marvin loved the Buffalo Bills football team, Western TV shows/movies and wrestling. He joined the Canaan Baptist Church of Appomattox at a very young age. He served in the Army National Guard where he received an honorable discharge in 1982. He worked at Susquehanna Township school district until his health failed him and he retired.


Miss You Always

You never said I’m leaving

You never said goodbye,

You were gone before we knew it

And only God knows why.


A million times I needed you

A million times I cried,

If love alone could have saved you

You never would have died.


In life I loved you dearly

In death I love you still

In my heart I hold a place

That only you can fill.


Lovingly submitted,

Your Coop


A funeral service for Mr. Marvin Lee Kelso will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 12 noon from the chapel of Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home.  A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 15, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Interment will take place at the Kelso Family Cemetery on Wildway Rd., Appomattox, VA  24522

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 Service Program


24 Hour Viewing
August 15, 2021

3:00 PM
Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home, Ltd.
1121 Old Courthouse Rd.
Appomattox, VA 24522

Funeral Service
August 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Bruce & Stiff Funeral Home, Ltd.
1121 Old Courthouse Rd.
Appomattox, VA 24522

August 16, 2021

1:30 PM
Kelso Family Cemetery, Wildway Rd, Appomattox, VA

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