Celebrating the life of

Joseph S. Kelly

Passed away on February 11, 2022

Joseph S. Kelly

Joseph Shea Kelly, thirty years old, died at his home in Savannah, Georgia on February, 11, 2022.  

Joseph was born on October 28, 1991 in Houston, Texas. He attended schools in Mobile, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, graduating from high school in Manvel, Texas.

Joe was one of the most warm and friendly people on the face of this earth. He was a friend to any who met him. He was a ready support to friends in need. Despite Joe’s own struggles, he always cared much more for others than he ever cared for himself. 

Joe absolutely loved being an uncle to his nieces and nephews. He took great delight and joy in playing video games with his brother, Wynn, and many friends. Joe loved music and had a truly eclectic taste, never having had the ability to narrow it down to only one genre. Joe had a kind of social bravery that so very few people have. He managed to make any social situation feel comfortable regardless of the circumstances.  

Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Walter Jeffrey Kelly, his paternal grandparents, Walter Ben Kelly and Shirley Murray Kelly, and his maternal grandfather, Charles Creech. He is survived by his mother, Frances Kelly, his sister Katy Ann Young (Tyson), brothers Ryan Benjamin Kelly (Eden), Charles Wynn Kelly (Mary), Clay McCown Kelly, and Thomas Luke Kelly, maternal grandmother Dona Creech, two nieces, five nephews, as well as loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Joe was a very bright light in this world and will be missed so very much by all who knew and loved him.

A service to honor his life will be held at Fox and Weeks at 4605 US-80 Savannah, GA 31410 on a Friday at 5 PM. All are welcome to attend his service.



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I'm am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was such an awesome person, he made quote the impact on whoever he came across. I don't think I've met anyone who was as upbeat about life no matter what was going on. Joe was, and always will be, a loved and missed individual within the Destiny crew.

- James Raison, Shelbyville, Indiana

Our Deepest Condolences.

- Sten and Kathy Hessmer, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Fran and Family our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Donna Bennett , Savannah , Ga

Prayers for the family.

- james l woods, savannah, GA

Fran, My heart aches for all of you and you all have deep sympathy. Prayers for you all.

- Susan Worthington, Savannah, GA

I love joe he made my day at work so much brighter and always made me feel happy! He passed too soon and will be remembered forever

- Hannah , Savannah, Georgia

Our condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

- Brent and Renee Rothschild, Washington , DC

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- Vicki Wells, Oakland, CA

With much sadness for your loss, I extend my deep felt condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

- Christa, Savannah, Georgia

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I am so sorry for your loss! Joe’s light will forever shine bright in our hearts.

- Debbie Mulford, Savannah, GA

Sending you all love. Joe was such a special friend to so many in his life. So kind at heart with a genuine good will towards all he met. There was always a feeling of ease and acceptance in his presence, he cared for people as they were without judgement. He will be missed and remembered always. My prayers are with you all.

- Lydia Batchelder-Montan, Chattanooga, TN

Joe and I were fast friends in elementary and middle school. He was a genuinely funny and upbeat guy. Through social media I was blessed to reconnect with him in the last few years. He’s a bright light gone entirely too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends.

- Lauren, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel