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The life of Mr. Richard Allen Kelly III, "Richie," began on April 1, 1995, in Oakland, Calif., in the ambulance on the way to Highland Hospital at 3:10 a.m.

Richard was the third of five children; the first born son to Richard A. Kelly II and Janet Marie Garrett-Kelly.

Richard was a very energetic boy who loved the outdoors with his younger brother Dillon. They were like Batman and Robin, when you saw one, you saw the other.

Richard attended Federal Terrace Elementary school until he and his family moved to Richmond, Va., on Sept. 8, 2007, at the age of 12. He attended Prince George High School, where he made plenty of friends and was loved by all.

Richard started his first job in the summer of 2013 at Applebee's Restaurant as a cook. He was an outstanding employee who took pride in his work at Applebee's and was dearly treasured by all of his co-workers.

Richard played on his first basketball team at First Baptist Church as No. 11. He had a passion for basketball and was phenomenal on the court. In his spare time Richard enjoyed spending time with his father betting on the horses, having debates with his mother, turning up with his brother and playing pranks on his sisters and younger brother. Richard was the over protective big little brother. Although Richard lived on this Earth for a brief period, he lived his life to the fullest. Richard will be so greatly missed by all and gladly accepted through Heaven's gates.

He joins his grandfather, Richard A. Kelly, I; grandmother, Mayola Loiuse Kennedy; his uncle, Charles Walters Veasey; and brother, Kobe Kelly in paradise

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3:15 a.m., Richard's soul exited this world.

Richard leaves to cherish his loving memories and bright smile, a father, Richard Allen Kelly II; mother, Janet Marie Garrett-Kelly; his sisters, Ryketia Alaun Kelly and Kourtney Marion-Louise Kelly; his brothers, Dillon Kelly and Elijah Kelly; as well as tons of family members in California, and a host of other relatives, friends and acquaintances.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the chapel of Turner-Bland Funeral Home; Evangelist Marcus L. Coleman Sr., pastor, Abundant Life Church, Claremont, Va., eulogizing.

Professional services have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, 1500 Arlington Road, Hopewell, 804-458-5357. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at
Published in The Progress-Index from July 28 to July 30, 2014
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