Jamie  Kelly


Jamie Danielle Twiner Kelly passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was 52.
Jamie was born Sept. 8, 1966, in Yazoo City, Miss. She graduated from Pearl High School in 1984 where she was head cheerleader and attended Mississippi State University, where she graduated with her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Elementary Education.
Jamie Kelly was a light that burned brightly with joy, optimism, and hope all the days of her life. Across the Meridian area, countless young adults, teens, and children have that light burning brightly in their lives because they were her students - her beloved "Killer Whales." For thirty-one years, her mission was to teach children at West End, Poplar Springs, and Lamar School to love learning, and she was immensely successful at this because she herself was a lover of learning. She will forever be remembered for her unyielding faith and determination to make a difference in the lives of everyone she knew.
Jamie Kelly has been an active member of First Presbyterian Church for 27 years, and she treasured her Church family and the time she got to spend with them. She was involved in Women in Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and other ministries.
Jamie was an amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter, and aunt. She was beloved by her family whom she cheered on in all their endeavors.
Jamie was preceded in death by her father, James William "Buddy" Twiner.
She is survived by her faithful husband, Brian Heath, her loving son, Pearson Holt, and her mother, Betty "Red" Twiner. Her other loving family members include her siblings Debbie Young (Danny) and Will Twiner (Erin), her sister-in-law Colleen Maxwell (Gary), her brother-in-law Jimmy Kelly, her nephews Daniel Young (Anna), John Landon Young, Garrett Maxwell (Nikki), and Heath and Holt Kelly, and her in-laws James E. and Judy Kelly.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at First Presbyterian Church, Meridian on Monday, May 13, at 12:30 pm, officiated by Dr. Rhett G. Payne III. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Anderson Regional Cancer Center Patient Benevolence Fund or First Presbyterian Church Meridian.
Published on May 10, 2019
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Peggy Pace Fairchild
Jun 01, 2019
I just happened to run across Jamie's obit while looking for another friends that I heard had passed. I am so shocked and sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you and your family to have peace. God bless you all. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Boswell
May 13, 2019
You will be missed by family and friends and all those children whose lives you touched. I admired your strength and courage.
Wanda Harvey
May 11, 2019
Betty and family, I am so sorry your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Lee Ann Rosenaur
May 11, 2019
Sending prayers for Jamie’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss.(PHS Class of 1984)
Monette Callaway
May 11, 2019
May Jamie’s light shine on in all the lives she touched. May God’s peace be with you.
Marty Whitfield
May 11, 2019
My most deepest condolences to the Twiner and Kelly families! My prayers for peace and comfort during this trying time. I have very fond memories of Jamie and the Twiner family during our high school days at Pearl. Rest In Peace Jamie 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Anita Pierce Smith
May 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I have not seen Jamie since we graduated high school, but I remember how she used to cheer everyone on back then. I know she will be missed.