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Ida Lee Kelsey, Johnson City

Published September 27th, 2011 11:16 pm

Ida Lee Kelsey, 90, 133 Odell Circle, Johnson City passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at her residence.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County and was a daughter of the late David and Rosa Livingston Kelsey. Mrs. Kelsey was the owner of the Tri-City Health Food Store, the first of its kind in Johnson City. She was a member of the McKinley Memorial Bible Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanford “Tiny” Kelsey, in 1977; and her second husband, Lawrence Leach, in 2008; two daughters, Karen Sue Kelsey and Donna Lynn Dugger; two brothers, Robert and Johnny Walker; three sisters, Martha Jackson, Sara Walker and Georgia Walker; a grandson, Jonathan David Kelsey; a great-grandson, Zane Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Kelsey Smith, Johnson City, and Rosa Lightfoot and her husband, Tommy, of Union City, Missouri; three sons, David Larry Kelsey and his wife, Vada, Johnson City, Stanford Kelsey and his wife, Brenda Shoun, California, and James Kelsey, of Johnson City; two sisters, Mary Hoilman, Bakersville, and Edith Carder, of Johnson City; a brother, Mack Walker and his wife, Dot, of Florida; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kelsey will be conducted at 7:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2011, at the McKinley Memorial Bible Church with Pastor Lenny Smith officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday at the church from 5:00 PM until service time.
Graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone attending this service is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM.
Condolences may be made online at
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Kelsey family. 423-928-2245