Shantae Monique Kelly, 21, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Shantae was born Jan. 6, 1999, in Wilkes County to John Thomas and Lisa Gail Baldwin Kelly. She loved playing with children and loved her nieces and nephews. Miss Kelly was preceded in death by her mother and brother, James Thomas Kelly.
She is survived by her daughter, Illianna Kelly of Wilkesboro; her father, John Thomas Kelly of Wilkesboro; sisters, Brittanee Parsons of Taylorsville, Brianna Kelly of Wilkesboro; her grandfather, Jessie Baldwin of Florida; grandmothers, Geneva Reid and Barbara McVay, both of Wilkesboro; and a host of loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brent Bailey officiating and Rev. Casey Walker and Rev. James Ferguson speaking. Burial will follow in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted.
Pallbearers will be Fred Morrison, Leander Ferguson, Bakari Walker, Eric Ferguson, Rachel Hailey and Yattzee Serbifa.