1954 David 2021

David Terrell Kelly, Sr.

December 4, 1954 — November 25, 2021

David Terrell Kelly, Sr., son of the late John Martin and Carolyn Sue Kelly Qualls, was born December 4, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David was a graduate of Manual High School. After graduation he pursued a career as a heavy press operator at Rexnard/Link Belt starting in 1974. David performed various duties at Renard/Link Belt for 31 years until his retirement in 2005. After his retirement David worked for several other companies, including Eli Lilly, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and the Eiteljorg Museum.

David truly loved the Lord and was a man of faith. He had a passion for people, witnessing and praying for many at hospitals and nursing homes. He loved to fish with his good friend Herman. He enjoyed watching and attending car shows. He also had a passion for cooking different kinds of meat. David also enjoyed both travel and “joking” around. One of his favorite Bible verses was Proverbs, Chapter 3, Verse 5: Trust in the Lord with All Thine Hear; and Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding. He loved his pastor, Pastor Ann Offett, the Jesus Church Assembly I, II & III and his spiritual mother, the late Evangelist Ida Eldridge.

David Kelly was proceeded in death by his father, John Martin, mother, Carolyn Sue Kelly Qualls, step-father, William Qualls, his brother, Victor Martin, and daughter, Phyllis Carter. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Joynell Kelly, and his four children, David Jr., Camron, Angela Carter Beverly (Eddie) and Daneka Chambers (Keith); his surviving siblings, Johnetta Pippin (Mike), Donna Bradshaw, Debra Kemp, Micelle Martin (California), Stanley Qualls (Roxanne), Duane Micheal Qualls, Sandra Key Simms, Keith Qualls and Letitia Chapman; his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his special aunt Fannie Whitlock; and his spiritual sisters Marian Jones (Machesney Park, IL) and Annette Neblett.
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Friday, December 17, 2021

10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Indiana Funeral Care - Indianapolis

8151 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Friday, December 17, 2021

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8151 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46250

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