Kelley Rae McCallum, born January 22, 1963, in San Diego, California, to respectfully decorated Naval Officer Raymond James McCallum, rank E9, and dedicated homemaker, Betty Jane McCallum. Kelley passed peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, after battling a long-term illness.
Kelley is survived by her son, Larry Dean Bricker, her daughter in law, Jessica Lynn Bricker, and two daughters, Ambre Rae Bricker, and Brandi Richelle Bricker. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Haley Lynn Bricker, Heather Rae Bricker, Kayla Marie Bricker, and Lilly Ann Bricker, as well as by her life long friend and caregiver, David Edward Stanley.
Kelley was an artist by her very nature as she was an exceptional seamstress, painter, and crafter, working with wood and other materials to create her, “country crafts,” with her business venture, ‘Kelley’s Kloset,’ where her wares sold at festivals and flea markets around WV and back in her birth place of California during her many cross country adventures with her children to visit their family. She contributed to the community by assisting with activities her children participated in, such as with baseball, tea ball, scouts, and cheerleading.
Kelley also accomplished an associate’s degree in Accounting from WV Junior College in 1987, going on to provide state certified childcare services in her home, and eventually shifting her caregiving focus to assisting her son and daughter in law with raising her grandchildren. “Grammy Graham’s,” has been essential in her granddaughters’ lives and she will be sorely and greatly missed. Her strength and love will continue to resonate throughout the family for generations, blessing all who have had the honor
of knowing and loving her and influencing those who have yet to be born.
The family will be holding a personal memorial and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. They would also like to express their deepest gratitude to the Hospice Hubbard House staff for their gracious care and hospitality.
You may send condolences to the family at: www;.barlowbonsall.comBarlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.