We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Whites Funeral and Cremation Services
Family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 186 N. 17th Street, Columbus, OH 43203. Interment: Union Cemetery
The Obituary of Dorothy Wright-Kelly
Sunrise December 20, 1932 - Sunset June 4, 2022
Dorothy Wright-Kelly was born to the union of Ossie and Rachel Wright in Columbus, Ohio. She had two older brothers, Bobby and Paul, and one younger brother, Gregory. She graduated from East High School and attended The Ohio State University. She started her career at the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC) (now DSCC) as an inventory management specialist. Dorothy retired from DCSC after 35 years of dedicated service.
Dorothy was married to Albert W. Kelly Jr in 1969, and she was the mother to Al’s daughter, Renee. After retiring, Dorothy volunteered at the following organizations: The Columbus Literacy Council, Taylor Road Elementary School helping to teach 2nd graders to read, and Reach for Recovery with the American Cancer Society for 15 years.
Dorothy was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church which she joined in 1966. During her discipleship there, Sister Kelly served in many rolls including Trustee, Deaconess, Servant Leader of the Prayer Cottage, Usher and member of the Rachel Circle. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Kelly Junior, and her brothers, Bobby and Paul Wright. She is survive by her daughter, Renee (Edward) Mills; brother, Gregory Wright; grandsons, Edward (Cara) and Evan Mills; nephew, Rodney Wright (Sheila); cousin, Joanne Nelson; And a host of nieces and other family members.