Nicholas Walter Kelley

Nicholas Walter Kelley, 14, of Edinburg, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012  at his home.  The funeral will be held Wednesday, September 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Pastor Joe Fleming will officiate.  Burial will follow in Saumsville Cemetery.

Nicholas was born July 3, 1998 in Winchester, son of Douglas Paul and Joyce Ann Jenkins Kelley.  He was an eighth grader at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.

Surviving, along with his parents are four sisters, Laura Neff of Mt. Solon, Mallory Kelley of Basye, Sandy Turner of Alaska and Bree Kelley of Harrisonburg; three brothers, Alex Kelley at home, Brian Neff of Stephens City and Matthew Neff of Strasburg; grandparents Shirley Jenkins of Mt. Jackson, Gayle Kelley of Strasburg and Walter Kelley of Edinburg and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Richard Jenkins.

Pallbearers will be Justin Kelley, Michael Kelley, Kris Kelley, Ryan Kelley, Zachary Zimmerman and Ben Clem.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Association for Region 3, 900 E. Main Street, 6th Floor West Wing, Richmond, VA 23219.

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31 Condolences to Nicholas Walter Kelley

  1. Barbara Schaeffer says:

    Joyce and Family
    My deepest and sensircest sympathy goes out to you and your family.I could never ever image the pain you guys are feeling now and for along time. But now that you have had alot of prayers coming your way,and you have alot of shoulders to lean on,take advantage of that it may help to ease some of the deep pain….Barbara Schaeffer

  2. Tai Garcia says:

    My deepest condolences to you Doug and Joyce. You have been in my prayers and thoughts. I was extremely saddened to hear the news of Nick’s passing. In the passing days and months I will continue to pray for strength of us all and the power to accept the unknown. I love you Nicholas, I pray that you are watching from above and guiding us through the unknown. Blood was never a bond that broke our relationship and even in death you will continue to be my brother. I will forever miss you and remember the great times we had as a family. Rest easy until we meet again “kid”.
    With Love, Tai your sister, Tristan & Adistan

  3. Toni Baker says:

    My prayers go out to your family with deepest regret that you have to go thru this difficult time. Nothing hurts deeper than losing a child. As your heart breaks, I hope you take comfort in knowing that God is with you in every tear you shed. In loving memory of Nicholas, Toni Baker

  4. Carol and Larry Cook says:

    All our sympathies are with you . If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call on us. God be with you and hold you in his arms to comfort you.

  5. Brian and Regina Clements says:

    Joyce and Doug,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  6. Julie, Chloe, Chelsea and Ethan says:

    Doug and Joyce, I’m not really sure what happened to Nicholas, I’m always behind on everything. Please know that I’m here if you need to talk, a shoulder to cry on or just someone to sit with you. I know that Thomas was there to greet Nicholas and give him a hug and handshake. There is really nothing anyone can say to fill the void you are feeling at this time. Chloe, Chelsea, Ethan and I send our love and hugs to you. God’s blessings on your tender hearts.
    Cell-540-333-1603. Julie Hepner

  7. Doug and K.K. Stroop & family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you at this most difficult time. May God comfort you, in His way, during this devastating time of your lives. Know that there are lots of people praying for you and there to support you. God bless you.

  8. May God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Through him may you find the strength to carry on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Rickey & Sherrie Ritenour says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  10. Adam Ritenour says:

    My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

  11. Mary Shaffier says:

    My heart goes out to your family. I cannot imagine the pain everyone is going through right now.

  12. Heidi Clem says:

    Matt and Family
    I am so sorry to hear about Nicholas. My heart and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.

  13. Sara & Michael says:

    Joyce, Doug and Family
    God has a special place in Heaven for childern. They are His special Angels. Nick is now a Special Angel that will look over his loved ones until you meet again. May God help you. Please know if you need a shoulder or ear I am hear. Please tell Alex if he needs someone to talk to Mike is not that far away. My heartaches for each of you.

  14. Rachael Campbell says:

    My deepest condolences go out to Matthew and his family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  15. lashonda milstead says:

    We are so sorry for all of you in our pryers

  16. Fiona & Joseph Sonsmith says:

    We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers.

  17. Karen Dellinger says:

    I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  18. Cheyenne Stevens says:

    May you rest in peace Nick. We all love you you. We all love the family too & will be there for them. I pray for the Kelley’s

  19. Rev. Lisa Webb says:

    Doug and Joyce, your brothers and sisters in Christ at Woodstock Presbyterian Church are keeping you in prayer. May you know the abiding presence of God in Christ who promises to never leave us nor forsake us. Eternal peace be with you.

  20. Autumn Church says:

    You were a great guy to have at school even though we didn’t talk that much. We all miss you and we all wish you were here. All my prayers go to your family. Rest In Peace.
    - Autumn Church

  21. Michelle Richel says:

    To Mr. and Mrs. Kelly I had the privalage to have your son at my house a few times. I remember making him blush every time he was here. I used to tell him that he is going to break alot of hearts because he is smart tall and handsome. I am so grateful to have Nick be my sons friend (brother) for the last four years. If it wasnt for your son Domenic being the new kid from Jersey might have been a little harder for my son. Nick is the most amazing child I have ever met. God allowed Nick to be in certain poeples lives for a reason. I will never forgot the most amazing smile I have ever seen and I know my son Domenic will never forget him. Domenics older brother also liked Nick very much which is a miracle by itself. If you ever need a story to hear just give Domenic a call and he will be happy to tell you some. Domenic, Arty and Corwin will come to your house any time you need them to help you with ANYTHING. Our prayers are with you. Nick and all of you will always be in our hearts.

  22. Ron Stead & Family says:

    Doug & Joyce
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of your loss. May god watch over you and your family and help comfort you during these difficult times.

  23. andrew and debbie malone and family says:

    we are sorry for your loss you and your family are in ou thoughts and prays

  24. Morgan, Jenny & Chris Stephens says:

    The Kelley Family,

    We just wanted to let you know that we extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Nick. You are in our thoughts & Prayers. May God bless you & get you through this most difficult time.

  25. Deborah Cabe & Family says:

    Dearest Joyce, Doug, & Family, It is with heavy hearts, we your friends, & community grieve with you in the tragic loss of your beloved son Nicholas. We will embrace each of you with all the Love that the Human Spirit holds in the days ahead, that you may take your strength from each of us until you can gradually gain your own again. Because you have always been there for us and we care about you & continue to lift you up in prayer for a calming peace to replace the pain. May God Bless & keep each of you in his loving care.

  26. Debbie Neff says:

    Joyce, Doug, and Family, My heart is aching for you and the loss you must feel. Honey, Please always know that God is there for you (it is so hard to say and even harder to believe what Im saying) Joyce, Doug and Family if you ever need me I will help in any way I can…I didnt get to know Nick that long but you all have showed me such kindness in the situation as it is ..I pray that God will give you grace and strength to make it through this….I am here if you ever need me & I will help in ANY way I can. Im only a phone call away and I want you to know I am praying for you and your family. I dont have answers as to why why why but one thing I know it will be a rough tough road ahead but you can and WILL make it. Honey always remember God also lost His Son aand He knows just how you feel, hang in there and He will see you through this. Reach out and hold on to Gods unchanging hand. Seriously any way at all that I can help please call me now or the the future. All my love and prayers. Debbie Neff

  27. Lilly Frank says:

    The Kelley family,
    Nick was such a great and wonderful person who will never be forgotten and never leave our hearts. He has touched all of our hearts in some special way and taught us many valuable lessons. My heart goes out to you.

  28. Linda Gingerich says:

    Joyce and family, My sincere sympathy to each of you. Joyce, we just met a few weeks ago and the pride you expressed about your children impressed me so much. Your family, especially your children became the topic of conversation over and beyond all your business ventures. This loss of your son has to be overwhelming. My heart goes out to you and all your family and friends. If ever I may be of consolation to you please call on me. In the days to come may you find the healing touch of God a comfort. Sincerely, Linda Gingerich – The Shenandoah Valley-Herald

  29. Sandy Burner says:

    Doug, Joyce, Alex, and family,
    It is so hard to have any words to say, as my heart breaks for you all for your loss. I wanted you all to know I am constantly praying for God to give you strength to endure. I pray that somehow, someway, He will sustain you. Nick was such a sweet young man, and my son, Nathaniel, loved him very much. He is grieving with you at the loss of his very good friend. Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you….but know we will continue to lift your family in our prayers. May God Bless and Strengthen you all.

  30. Serenity Mowery says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. God bless.

    Serenity,Jason,Ashton and Tristan Mowery

  31. Pastor Keith Warren & wife Diane says:

    Your family is in our prayers here at Liberty Baptist Church. May God’s strength & grace get you through each difficult day.