Cynthia Lucila Kelso Gulledge, 56, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. She was born July 15, 1957, in Cali, Colombia, the daughter of James H. and Selena Kelso.
Cindi was a devoted wife, mother, Grammy, daughter, sister, and friend. She was a free spirit who brought the sunshine wherever she went. She loved her dog Lucy, watching movies, playing cards, eating dark chocolate, exploring new places, knitting and sewing, and loving on her grandchildren.
Cindi graduated from Emma Sansom High School in 1975 in Gadsden, Ala. In 1978, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Gulledge, and together they moved to Georgia where they raised three daughters. Cindi's love for her family and faith in God was beyond comparison. Her life and legacy are a testament to her fundamental optimism, grace, and humility. She always found ways to leave a place better than she found it through a kind word or deed, never seeking credit, but simply following her godly convictions and promoting a peaceful outlook on life.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Selena Azzilee Kelso.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Gulledge; daughter, Kala McRae and husband John; daughter, Karli Gulledge; daughter, Kelsey Gulledge; father, James H. Kelso; brother, Edward Kelso and wife Mary; brother, Michael Kelso and wife Gloria; sister, Chila Reavis and husband David; and two grandchildren, Josie and Scout McRae.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on Monday, May 19, at 9 a.m. A visitation will be held at McDonald and Son Funeral Home Friday, May 16, from 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to
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Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.