Patricia Cunningham Kelly Martin, age 78, passed away on September 22, 2021.
She was born on September 20, 1943 to the late John and Mary Cunningham. In her professional life she started out working at the Dillard House, and then went on to work for the US Postal Service for many years. She also spent time working on the farm as well as raising many foster children. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flowers, being outdoors, and going on picnics and especially loved her cats. She enjoyed cooking, and eating good food. Her family was always the most important thing to her. She was always one to laugh and joke about old age, and was someone who never met a stranger.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, John Kelly; her second husband, Gene Martin; her daughter, Karen Kelly Panico.
Her survivors include her two sons, John R. Kelly (Samantha), of Clayton, Georgia; Dennis Kelly, of Commerce, Georgia; her two daughters, Lynn Kelly Wise (Bill), of Cantonment, Florida; Sandra Million (Tim), of Clayton, Georgia; one sister, Barbara Hughes (George), of Washington; her grandchildren, Tara Henson, Kara Panico, Sara Panico, Dylan Kelly, Nyla Kelly, Emma Kelly, Jonathan Wise, Jessica Wise, Jolie Wise, Charlie Million, Kassie Million, Abraham Million; four great-grandchildren, Lane Henson, Lauren Henson, Levi Panico Kostff, Aurora Million.
The family will receive friends on Thursday September 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia.
A funeral service will be held on September 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia, with Rev. James Turpen officiating.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Patricia’s memory to the Rabun Paws 4 Life P.O. Box 216 Clayton, GA 30525.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
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