Kelly Estelle (King) Popwell

Born: Wed., May 31, 1967
Died: Mon., Jul. 3, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jul. 06, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 06, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church

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Mrs. Kelly Estelle King Popwell, age 50, of Blackshear, died Monday morning (7/3/17) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a courageous five year battle with cancer. 

Born May 31, 1967 in Jacksonville, FL, she lived many years in Hilliard, FL where she graduated from Hilliard High School. She moved to Pierce County in 1993 and worked many years with Satilla Regional Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic Heath System in Waycross (now Memorial Satilla Health) as a certified X-ray Technician.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear and attended the Faithful Friends Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Wesley Keith Popwell of Blackshear; her daughter, Kayla Popwell of Blackshear; her mother, Gloria Ray of Blackshear; her father and step-mother, Thomas E. III and Letricia M. King of Hilliard, FL; her brother, Thomas E. King IV (wife Ellen) of Fernandina Beach, FL; 2 sisters, Kimberly A. Rucks of Florida and Brigette A. Hardin of Louisiana; a step-brother, Richard Ray of Kingsland; her father and mother-in-law, Horace and Wilma Popwell of Hortense; a brother-in-law, Benjamin Popwell (wife Rebecca) of Macon; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Thursday morning (7/6/17) at 11 AM at First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young officiating.  Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery in Pierce County.

The family will receive friends on Thursday morning at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family requests that members of the First Baptist Church Faithful Friends Sunday School Class and her co-workers in the Radiology Department of Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross serve as honorary pallbearers. Please be at the church by 10:30 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Youth Fund, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.

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Lenwood & Phyllis Hamilton
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
We have the family in our prayers!

Cynthia Mills
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family.

Pat Moody
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
Keith and Kayla I am so sorry for your loss. This journey with just the two of you will be long and hard. I am still having trouble with the loss of Wally after 6 months. Keith I appreciate all the time and energy you invested with Miles, you have helped mold him into the man that he has become. I will be there Thursday but praying for both of you that seems to be the only thing that has helped me. Keith your wife is absolutely beautiful in this picture.

Teresa Bagaria
   Posted Tue July 04, 2017
Keith and Kayla, We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Kelly was such a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Teresa and Seth

Gaile Lyons
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
To all of Kelly's Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Gloria at the Bank for along time , she was so proud of all of you and spoke of you often...In these times it is so hard to find words of comfort but I know you all will find comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ... God be with you all,love,Gaile...

Buddy and Sharon Martin
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
May God comfort your family in this time of loss. We are praying for peace and healing for you all.

Phoebe Myers
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. While nothing will completely take away your grief, I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting where it promises that soon Jehovah God will swallow up death forever and wipe away the tears from all faces. May God comfort you and give you peace in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

Julie Bridger
   Posted Thu July 06, 2017
Keith, I just learned of of this early this morning. I am so sorry to hear about Kelly. You and Kayla are in my prayers. May God give you both comfort and strength in the days ahead.


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