Christopher Kelly

In Memorial

Christopher Michael Kelly. 33, of Creek Drive, Hertford, NC died Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  Born in Hennepin, MN, he was the son of the late Michael John Kelly and Yvette Maria Krefft Kelly of Kitty Hawk, NC and the husband of Stacy Ann Kelly of the residence.  He worked as a civilian at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base as a mechanic.  He was also a Catholic and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Combat engineer.

Besides his mother and wife, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Burgess of Hertford, NC; a son, Wyatt Kelly of Hertford, NC; a sister, Amanda Stemple of Kitty Hawk, NC; and a brother Jason Kelly of MN.

A memorial service will be Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Collins officiating.  The William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060 will render military honors.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Dale Smith, 113 Southport Court, Hertford, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Kelly family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Tracy Umphlett

    Stacey & Wyatt, we are so sorry for your loss. You are truly in our prayers and thoughts.

    Mrs. Tracy & Hunter Umphlett

  2. Anne Weeks Whitson

    I don’t know how to expression my feeling, except my heart goes out to all the family. Christopher will surely be missed by all that knew him and loved him, Yvette, Stacy, Erin, Wyatt, Amanda, and Jason. Your love for him will never pass away.
    Anne Whitson

  3. Billy Wright

    Chris will be missed dearly by everyone that knew him. He was a true friend and a very special person that knew no stranger. My thoughts and prayers go to all family and friends. God Bless.

  4. John Spence

    Mr. Chris Kelly was a great man. He he loved his children very much. There wasn’t anything he wouldnt do for them. He would give the shirt off of his back to help anyone. He was my best friend. I loved him very much. The world is missing a great person today.



  6. dean copeland

    Chris was a true friend and great person, words can not express our loss. My heart and prayers go out to all family and friends.

  7. Al & Barbara Isler

    Yvette (Chris’s Mom)
    we are your neighbors in KH. Prayed for you and family this eve. If there is something we can do here for you, please let us know that too. ybiC – al

  8. Ron Pearson

    Stacy our thoughts and prayers are with you. I only knew Chris from work but his quick wit and ready smile will be missed by all who knew him at IOD.

  9. Wayne and Rene Graham

    The world has truly lost a great man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  10. Richard Lewis

    In many ways Chris was like a son to me. The first time I met him I knew he was gong to be a dear and special friend. I worked along side with him many past days in the tool room in Hg 79 ALC. You will never leave my heart.

  11. Ray and Jennifer Berry and Family

    words can never truly express what is felt in the heart and the sadness it knows. We did not know Chris that well we only got to be with the children, a reflection of both mom and dad, and they are precious. May his life forever be remembered in the gifts he left behind. Love you all.

  12. Ryan & Lauren Suchy

    Chris was an incredibly sweet and funny man, who always had a smile and something kind to say. He was a great and loyal friend to my brother, John Spence–whom I know feels this loss deeply. The world has truly lost a special person this week–and I know that loss is especially felt by both his family and friends. We are so sorry for this tragic loss and his family is in our prayers.

  13. Karen Vergara-Vaughn

    I remember Chris being such a sweet, funny, nerdy and helpful guy. He was one of our groomsmen from our wedding. My husband Mike cherished his friendship. He was such a gentleman and always called me “mam” even though we are the same age. Lol. He was always ready to lend a helping to my husband when it came to house projects. We will always cherish your friendship Chris and we will forever miss the times that you spent at our home in Virginia. And we will always cherish the times we spent at your house with the family. Stacy, Erin, Wyatt and his immediate family…I know it’s hard right now and we are here if you need us. We love you all. Rest in Paradise Chris. xoxo

  14. George Archuleta

    Chris is a great man, He may be gone from this life but He is alive in spirit. Chris loved his family and a true friend. Chris love you man.

  15. Andrea Ray

    Chris was a one-of-a-kind gentleman. He would arrive bearing paperwork with a smile on his face and a compliment to brighten my day. Losing him at such a young age is a great loss to all of us, but surely a true gift to Heaven.

  16. Penny Elmore

    My husband and I have been working and knowing Chris for a few years. He was a great person to work with, always had something funny to say and helpful wheenever we needed it. He will be greatly missed. He because good friends with my husband and he truely valued the friendship. Stacey we will be praying for you and the children. We are very sorry for the loss of such a good person.

  17. Calvin Thatch

    I had seen chris on the base for a few years, but I didn’t really get a chance to know how good of a guy he was until about a year ago. When I talked to him it was always yes Sir and no Sir, and for that reason I had alot of respect for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  18. Richard alley

    To the Kelly family, I knew Chris for only several years and came to realize that he was a very special person who had a strong passion for his family and friends, my heart is very saddened to hear he is gone, but know this he confessed to me he believed in Jesus as his lord and savior and that tells me all i need to know, he is home and we will see him again. My heart goes out to the family. GOD BLESS.

  19. Eric Lappe

    Chris was a great great friend who would do anything to help . He would help put a roof on in the middle of August or replace a transmission in your drive way in January. Chris loved his family deeply and always told me how proud he was of them. I will miss Chris, as will as all that ever met him.
    Rest in peace Chris, we love you.

  20. Kipley brown

    Chris was a gentleman and a true friend. Chris and i whenever we saw each other we would start talking about the marine corp. Going to miss you , marine,OOH RAH

  21. Jesse Purkett

    To the family of Chris, he will be missed. For all the guys in shop 141 we will miss him from coming over painting in our shop. Our prayers are with you and may God substain you in your time of sorrows. You are in our prayers. Jesse Purkett,Shop 141 supervisor.

  22. Mona Lisa Burd & family

    I am sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Chris,

  23. Lonnie and Kathy Raper

    Stacy, we are so sorry for your loss. If we can help you and the children in any way please call on us. We are praying for you and the family. Kathy and Lonnie

  24. Laura Sawyer

    Stacy & Family,
    I never really knew Chris but when Stacy would talk of him her face was glowing in Love for him. My husband and I are the same ages and I can only imagine the pain you are feeling at this time. Please know that the Holy Spirit can heal your broken heart. Ask the LORD to wrap you up in his LOVE. Praying for You and Your family.
    Laura Sawyer

  25. Bryan and Robin LaRue

    Words could never express the loss felt by all who knew Chris. He gave of his time to help others. Chris was a trusted friend who always enjoyed a good laugh. He was a blessing to all who knew him.

  26. Aileen Maillet and Don Roberts

    Chris was a very special person to us. He loved his children and was a very hard worker. He was always helpful to everyone and you couldn’t ask for a more kind hearted true friend. He always put his family first even it meant working 2 jobs. He had a great sense of humor and was always joking. He was truly a outstanding person. He will be greatly missed.

  27. Debbie Merrill

    So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man, may the comfort of your good memories help you at this most difficult time.

  28. Tom McCormick

    Stacy, I only knew Chris for a month, but in that little amount of time, I came to respect him and trust his knowledge in helping me adjust to supervising his shop. I could always go to him with a question and get an answer with a smile on his face. I know I am speaking for many people at ALC when I say I will miss him.

  29. Bryant Sawyer

    Chris was a great co-worker. He was always joking with me which I will greatly miss. I will also miss going out to lunch with him. My prayers go out to his family.

  30. chuck sawyer

    Chris was a great friend and co worker with a quick wit that could always make people laugh he was always ready to help any time he was ask. I will greatly miss Chris. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family

  31. Jason Fantom

    Chris was a great friend and co-worker. I’ll miss his smiling face and the jokes we would have everyday. I know he could always put a smile on everyone’s face. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  32. Jason Pope

    Sorry for your loss.Chris was a good man and a great coworker. My heart truly goes out to the family. The family is in my thoughts and prayers

  33. Tim Caplinger

    My wife Melissa and I would like to send our sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Chris. May God welcome him into his Kingdom and may he R.I.P. I did not personally know Chris but he was a co-worker at the USCG base and I was very sadden to hear of his passing. I pray for his Family and Friends that whatever he was going through that he is with our lord now and no longer in pain. My God wrap his loving spirit around his family and Friends for comfort and ease the pain of their loss.

  34. Brian Keel

    Chris’ father and I were first cousins and I remember Chris from when he was very young. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family.

    Brian and Pam Keel

  35. Bambi

    Stacy I love u so very much! And if u ever need me I’m here for u! Give the babies a hug from me! :(

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