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Clydie B. (Thomas) Kelso

October 4, 1938 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 82)


Clydie B. (Thomas) Kelso received her beautiful wings on Monday, February 22, 2021. Waiting to meet her in heaven is her mother, Alice Thomas; father, Posey Miller, Sr.; sister, Willie Pearl Barnes; brothers, Albert Miller, Melgrew Miller; sister-in-law, Lucetta "Tutta" Hoskins; brother-in-law, Rosel "Buddy" Kelso; grand dog, Dollar Bill; stepdaughter, Carol Ayers; granddaughter, Amanda "Mandy" Kelso; and the love of her life Willie James "Sonny" Kelso.

She leaves to cherish her memory seven children, Ricky Kelso, Alicia Kelso, Jerome Kelso, Anthony Kelso, Eric (Jackie) Kelso, Tina Kelso and Corliss Kelso; 15 grandchildren including her special caretaker/warden Sabrina Kelso who she always said "thins she's, her boss".; 25 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; one grand dog, Sonny Boy; her roadie/sister, Loretta Moore; cousin, Ola Irby; longtime neighbor and friend, Sandra White; and a host  of other relatives and friends.

Clydie lead a full life with a balance of service and fun. She was a longtime member of Union Baptist Church; where she was a matron and pulpit nurse in the Nurse's Guild. She worked at General Electric and retired after many years of dedicated service. While employed there she joined the Elex Club and served as president for 15 years. She also enjoyed being a model in their fashion shows. She voluntarily cooled chili weekly for them even though she hated cooking.

She attended Southside High School where she was the first black majorette. At that time, she met her Sonny Boy and became Sonny's gal. Clydie affectionately known as "Granny" be her family liked to travel, hang and shop with her roadies, listen to jazz, Tupac, loved to dance and being waited on hand and foot by her children. She was an avid bowler, roller skater, bike rider, and played softball.

Clydie will be remembered for her sense of style, her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She was a loving wife, strong supportive mother, grandmother, dedicated sister, aunt and loyal friend. Clydie B. walked right into the hearts of people she met and left a joyous impression! She will be deeply missed on earth but a cherished angel in heaven.

Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.

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March 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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