*In Memory*

Richard Jellison

Richard Jellison

Richard Jellison
1945 - 2019

Mr. Richard James "Jelly" Jellison, formerly of Millport, NY, 74, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.

A memorial service is scheduled for 5:00 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel, Kannapolis, NC. Pastor Mike Roper will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 4:45 pm Thursday at Lady's Funeral Home.
Mr. Jellison was born August 7, 1945 in Corning, NY. He was a son of the late Jessie Jellison, Sr. and Fannie Saxbury Jellison. He was a retired Lieutenant from the New York State Department of Correctional Services of 30+ years. Dick considered himself to be a very hard working and honest employee. He was also a retired member of the United States Army Reserve of 28 years, achieving the proud rank of Chief Warrant Officer Three. One of his proudest moments in the military was when the American Flag was flown over the Capitol Building in his honor on August 21, 1989. He always felt that the food service personnel under his supervision earned that honor and not himself.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Danita Shephard, Jeannie Scraton and Shirley Gerow; two brothers, Jessie Jellison, Jr. and Ernie Jellison; and great grandson, Parker Munn.

Mr. Jellison is survived by two daughters, Deanna Hardin and husband Todd and Tammy Johnson and husband James, both of Kannapolis, NC; five grandchildren, Christina Munn, Nicholas Munn, Alexis Hardin, Mia Jellison and Isaiah Jellison; three great grandchildren, Emmaline Munn, Elijah Atkinson and Dalton Young; sister, Cindy Bradshaw and sister, Joyce Gerow; many nieces and nephews; and last but certainly not least, his wife, Adrianna"Ann" Memorials may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC, 28081.

Remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.ladysfuneralhome.com

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Jellison.

Published in The Corning Leader on Nov. 12, 2019

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11/13/19 12:08 PM #1    

Davida DeBLASIO (Telehany)

Richard was a great guy.  I remember him well from high school.  We both shared the same birthday, August 7th.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.  May he rest in peace.  Davida (DeBlasio) Telehany

11/13/19 02:59 PM #2    

Phyllis A. Griffiths (Lewis)

I only knew Dick my senior year but he was always so nice to me.  Infact he asked me to go to the Senior Prom and we had a good time.   Nice memories of a nice guy.  Prayers to his family  


11/14/19 10:14 PM #3    

Joseph Giardina

Jelly and I were very good friends. I'll never forget when he came to wake me up on10/10/65 and said "Lets go join the Navy because my draft notice was in the mail" so we went to the Navy recruter's office only to find out he was out to lunch. Meanwhile the Army recruter walked by and invited us to wait in his office. Before we realized we were taking our oath in the Army Reserve. We both continued to serve for the next 28 years. Although just 10 years together.

I'm proud of you Sir you did well! RIP my prayers are with you, Ann and your family.

11/16/19 12:04 PM #4    

Annabelle Lanphear (Burns)

I have some very fond memories with Jelly.  He was always funny and a very good friend.  It is always sad to lose a classmate as we reflect back to our high school years.  I'm glad he had a great family and friends.  He will be missed by many!

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