“I taught with Tommye at JCN. She was the only one I knew who could get kids to do anything for her for 2 red hots :) I was blessed to see her last fall when she came to Kansas.. What a special gal. I can't wait to see you again my dear friend.
“I had the honor and blessing of being a student of Mrs. Kelly. I always loved her class and she helped me in so many ways to discovering my voice! I was truly blessed to experience a kind, loving, and supportive teacher like her! She touched many lives and will always be remembered in mine.
“I worked with Tommye at Jefferson County North Elementary. It was my first teaching position and she was so kind to me. What a beautiful lady!!
“I had the privilege of working with Tommye, and my daughter loved her music class.
“So many memories from Mrs. Kelly's music class in elementary school! ~Thoughts & Prayers~
“She taught in such a creative way....peter & the wolf and much more remain in my mind because of her hands on & fun way of teaching! She was great about introducing new and different instruments. Very blessed to have had her as a teacher!
“We had the privilege of teaching with Tommye and what a joy it was. Her stories of the south were most enjoyable. Tyler and Tucker did not have a love for music, but they always came home with great stories. What a blessing it was to have known Tommye.
“I taught with Tommye many years at JCN and loved her delightful personality and quirky sense of humor. There was always a story to be told with her around. May she rest in peace.
“You were a truly amazing person. I loved having you as a teacher and as a neighbor my love for music grew because of you, I just wanted to say that you made life better and more enjoyable for anyone who knew you and that you will be missed!
Tommye R. Kelly Tommye R. Kelly, aged 82, daughter of Kathleen and Colonel Thomas Walter Roane of Marion, VA died peacefully in her family cabin at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA, June 9, 2013. Tommye was a retired music teacher. She received her BA in Music Education from Winthrop...Read More