Ms. Jackie Kellar, 81, of Poplarville, Jackie KellarMiss., passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.

Jackie Kellar

Published 4:37pm Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ms. Kellar was born May 9, 1932 in Picayune. She was an employee of Grace Healthcare as a marketing professional. Jackie was a licensed practical nurse and a social worker with Oxford Health and Rehabilitation for 29 years. A founder of the Marketing Professionals for Senior Living (MPSL); she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Health for her work with the Alzheimer’s Association; and featured in Senior Lifestyles Magazine as Senior of the Month. At a young age, she accepted Christ in her life and was baptized at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Poplarville.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Andrew Jasper and Virdie Burge Thigpen; her husband of 48 years, Julius Kellar; one son, Charles Kellar; one daughter, Judy Kellar; and one granddaughter, Wanda Kellar Easterling.
Survivors include: two daughters, Anita Kellar and Doyla Kellar Ashe, both of Poplarville, Miss.; one brother, Jerry Thigpen; and one sister, Janell Easterling, both of Picayune; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m., Tuesday at White Funeral Home in Poplarville.
Online condolences at
White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982.

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