Clifton E. Kelley

Published 6:24 pm Saturday, December 2, 2017

Clifton E. “Cliff” Kelley, of Richmond, a native of Suffolk and son of the late W. Ralph and Thelma Copeland Kelley, died Nov. 28, 2017.

Cliff, also a longtime resident of New York City, leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Joi Kelley Thompson, of Denver, Colo., and Robin E. Kelley, of Lyndhurst, N.J.; son, Todd Clifton Kelley, of New York City; five grandchildren, Sean, Jazmine, Davlyn, Tyson and Brysen; sister, Vicky Kelley James (Loyal), of Ahoskie, N.C.; three brothers, Alvin T. Kelley Sr., of Richmond; Gerald O. Kelley (Irene), of Columbia, S.C., and Ronald M. Kelley Sr. (Gail), of Richmond; one aunt, Jean Copeland Cobb, of Suffolk; one uncle, Marvin Copeland (Jessie Mae), of Suffolk; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Carver Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, 2320 E. Washington St., Suffolk. Arrangements by Scott’s Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., Richmond. Online guest book at

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