KILMARNOCK—Stacey Lee Kellum Sr. of Kilmarnock transitioned from his earthly body to be with the Angels in Heaven in the early morning hours of April 19, 2022, at the age of 47. Stacey was born on October 24, 1974, and was a graduate of Lancaster High School. Words cannot express how deeply this loss has affected his family and friends.
Stacey was a loyal son to his parents, a father of four, a grandfather and a true friend to his two brothers. He had a great love of music, hunting and trucks, a passion for cooking, an epic sense of humor and a contagious laugh that will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Most importantly, he was a child of God and remained a faithful servant, his heart overflowing with generosity and compassion for others. Everyone who met him loved him. The world was not worthy of such a man, and so God chose to call him home.
He was often seen around Kilmarnock accompanied by his beloved pet bearded dragon, Sunny, on his shoulder, where he visited C&D Music and was a good friend to Stephanie. He was a dedicated employee of Bay Painting where he worked with his good friend, Trey, and his uncle, Tony Taft.
Stacey was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Rachel and Lawrence Taft Sr., and Mary Balderson and Orville Kellum Sr.
His mother and father, Warren and Sandra Kellum, survive Stacey, as well as children, Stacey Jr., Krystal (Ryan), LeeAnne, and Jamie; and his granddaughter Lilah will carry on his legacy, ensuring he will live on forever in this world.
Also left behind are his two brothers, Bruce (Julie) and Rodney (Lou-Lou) along with his two nephews, Eddie and R.W.; and three nieces, Jessica, Samantha and Lilith. Stacey also had a very large extended family including his former wife, Teresa (Tina); many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends who were so very dear to his heart.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the White Stone Church of Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. After the service a repast/reception will be held at the church. Covered dishes and memories shared are welcome.
Stacey’s family would like to thank all of the area businesses and friends in the community who have reached out with financial support, heartfelt condolences and words of comfort. His family is truly blessed to live in a such a community that has been united in his remembrance.