Merilyn O'Kelley

Obituary of Merilyn Irene O'Kelley

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Ms. Merilyn Irene O’Kelley, age 66, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023.


Merilyn was born on Saturday, September 29, 1956, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Herbert Hoover O’Kelley Sr. and Elsie Ruth Mitchell O’Kelley.  Merilyn was of Baptist faith and enjoyed arts and crafts, especially crocheting. She loved celebrating Christmas, going to the beach, and watching the Hallmark channel and western movies.


Merilyn is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law, Herbert O’Kelley Jr., Robert and Anne O’Kelley; nieces and nephews, Steve O’Kelley, Stacy O’Kelley, Shane O’Kelley; several great nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles, Roy Mitchell, Kathy and Ralph Alexander, Rachel and Robby Robinson.


A graveside service for Ms. Merilyn O’Kelley will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


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Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the O’Kelley family.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home
212 East College Street
Jackson, Georgia, United States

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
151 Macedonia Church Road
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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Merilyn O'Kelley

1956 - 2023

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