Bonnie Lee Kelley


Bonnie Lee Kelley of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, daughter of Leola (Southerland) Billings, was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Tulsa, Okla. 

Bonnie moved into her heavenly home Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Springdale, at the age of 92 surrounded by her family.

Feb. 25, 1950, she was united in marriage to James Floyd Kelley in Eureka Springs. God blessed them with 62 wonderful years together, and the proud parents of 10 children.

Bonnie was a homemaker and a member of the Free Will Baptist. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age and served him all the days of her life. She enjoyed attending church, playing her piano, singing, gardening, canning, sewing, crafting, quilting, cooking, and spending time with her family. Bonnie truly loved serving her family! She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Bonnie is survived by one brother, Billy Billings of Eureka Springs; four sons, David and Dale Harp of Huntsville and Jerry and James F. Kelley Jr., of Boonville; three daughters, Phyllis Harvey of Springdale, Lola Bunch of Eureka Springs, Donna Myers (James) of Huntsville; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Kelly; mother, Leola Billings; two sons, Stephen Kelley and Eugene Kelley; one daughter, Tonette Caler; son-in-law, Darrell Bunch; two grandsons, Brian Harp and Sterling Harp; three granddaughters, Courtney and Sarah Caler, and Pamela Harp.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Brashears Funeral Home with Pastor Leon Hodge officiating. 

Pallbearers were Stephen Sulffridge, Kathy Corkaren, Joe Corkaren, Dwayne Sulffridge, D.J. Sulffridge and Brayden Harp. 

Interment immediately followed services at Union Chapel Cemetery at Garfield. 

Memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, AR 72616. 

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville. 


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