Welcome to the
memorial page for
October 11, 1959
~September 14, 2022
Today is a celebration of the life of Mr. Randy Kelley. Randy was born on October 11, 1959 in Carrollton, GA to the late Earnest (ET) and Lena Mae Kelley. He passed away on September 14, 2022 in Long Branch, NJ. Randy affectionately known as "Rock" or "Rocky" was a longtime resident of Long Branch & Asbury Park.
Rock graduated from Murphy Hill High School in Atlanta, GA. He migrated from Atlanta to Elizabeth, NJ where he would become employed as a chef in New York. Shortly thereafter he met Mr. Lavene (the owner of Windmill) then the two of them became great friends. Rock later moved to Long Branch where he would begin working for Mr. Lavene cooking at the chain of Windmills to volunteering every Thanksgiving at shelters to feed the homeless.
Rock was a die hard falcon's fan and would do anything for the children. You often could catch him riding 3 kids on a ten speed bike. He also loved the water, whether it was swimming, fishing or jet skiing. Rock was warm hearted, caring and always willing to help others. He was loved by everyone he came across. You could also find Rock with his favorite cocktail. And everything said. Rock will surely be missed!
Rock was blessed with a loving family. He was preceded in death by four siblings Stanley Kelley, Lisa M. Kelley, Curtis Kelley, and Leranette Kelley-Amanfo.
He leaves to mourn his death and cherish his memories four sisters Annette Kelley of Stockbridge, GA, Darlene Dorsey, Marleen Rutledge both of Carrollton, GA and Sylvia Dorsey of Newnan, GA; three brothers Timothy Kelley of Eatonton, GA, Anthony Kelley (Evelyn) of Stone Mountain, GA and Dwight Dorsey of Carrollton, GA; goddaughter Ikadasia Colbert; grandchildren Otinasia Thomas, James Thomas III, Otis Jackson II, Kadeem McCullers and Mickey Mackason all of Long Branch; a host nieces , nephews and other family members; two beloved and devoted friends Otina Jackson and Karen Patterson.