CARTER, KELLI L. - age 32, of Knoxville passed away Monday December 17, 2012. Kelli was born February 9, 1980 in Rockwood and attended Oak Ridge High School. She was a member of Faith Promise Church. She loved her children and her family and was known for her infectious smile and loving heart. Preceded in death by her daughter Dayesha Carter and her grandparents Red and Christine Crabtree. She is survived by her parents Phyllis and Steve Samuelson of Oak Ridge and Paul Crabtree, Sr. of Midtown; three children D'Andre Crabtree of Oak Ridge, Quinton Cook of Halls, and Dominick Stevens of Oak Ridge; grandparents John and Dosh Morrison of Crossville; brothers Paul Crabtree, Jr. and his wife Dana of Oak Ridge and Cody Samuelson and his girlfriend Tasha of Oak Ridge; sisters Evon Bagley and her husband Mike of Oak Ridge stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Priscilla Samuelson of Georgia; and many aunts, uncles cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday 11:30am December 22, 2012 at Faith Promise Church with Pastor Chris Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 10:30 to 11:30am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Faith Promise Church Building Fund 10740 Faith Promise Lane Knoxville, TN 37931 or the National Alliance on Mental Illness P.O. Box 62596 Baltimore, MD 21264 or online at www.nami.org. Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinfuneralhomeoakridge.com. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Dec. 20, 2012