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Michael Neal O'Kelley

May 19, 1964 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 58)


Michael Neal O’Kelley, 58, of Decatur passed away on May 27, 2022. Born on May 19, 1964, in Athens, Georgia, he was the son of the late Ray Neal O’Kelley and Betty Barrett O’Kelley. He was later raised in Madison County, graduating from Madison County High School in 1982.

Michael was a kind, loving and loyal individual who was always open and accepting of others. He was very funny and quick witted. He loved his family, friends and his cat, Cassie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. H.G. O’Kelley and Mr. & Mrs. William Coile Barrett.

Survivors include his sister, Melodi (Eddie) Bennett; niece, Hannah Bennett; great nieces and nephews, Madison Cape, Nathaniel Cape, Jackson Myung; numerous cousins and friends who were dear to him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. Nikki Mathis officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Park

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens is entrusted with arrangements.

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June 4, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

Memorial Service
June 4, 2022

3:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605


Evergreen Memorial Park
3655 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA 30606

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