Selena Azzilee Charlton Kelso, 92, of Dawsonville went to be with The Lord on March 10, 2014. She was born June 15, 1921, in Henry County, Tenn., to Grover and Beatrice Orr Charlton. She was married to James H. Kelso on Oct. 14, 1939.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She dedicated her life to God, serving as a missionary and pastor's wife. She was very active in all church functions and served as a Deacon at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church.
Azzilee's love and devotion for her husband and family was unparalleled and her Godly influence will be felt for generations to come.
The family is deeply saddened but rejoicing now that she is with The Lord and reunited with many loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Beatrice Charlton; brothers, Estel, Homer, James, Daris and Hal Charlton; sisters, Katherine Langston, Oyna Reeves and Rachel Broach; great-granddaughter, Michele Nicole McKague; and foster daughter, Rikelma Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Kelso; son, Edward Kelso and wife Mary; son, Michael Kelso and wife Gloria; daughter, Chila Reavis and husband David; daughter, Cindi Gulledge and husband Ken; nine grandchildren, Sherri McKague, Sheree Parrish, John Kelso, Lucas Ramirez, Meadow Manley, Daniel Reavis, Kala McRae, Karli Gulledge and Kelsey Gulledge; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Cameron and husband Ray; brother, Halton Charlton and Lorene Charlton.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church with reception to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cumberland Presbyterian Missions, Missions Ministry Team, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8207 Traditional Place, Cordova TN 38016 or to the National Breast Cancer
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.