Joan Ann Kelley-McClelland, age 65, Born November 27th, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois made her transition on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.
She graduated from Jones Commercial High School in 1971 where she loved studying various subjects. She had dreams of becoming a dancer and model, so after high school she took a job at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she worked as a receptionist and studied dance in the evenings. Over the years she held multiple positions with several companies, but what she loved doing most was taxes.
Upon her sons coming into their pre-teen years, she decided it was time for a change of scenery and she relocated to Phoenix, AZ in October 1996 and met James McClelland in January 1997, they got married November 2001 where they became a combined family.
She loved being a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Her best time of the year was the holidays especially Christmas. The decorating, cooking and shopping always made her happy.
She loved her Feng shui, collecting dolls, decorating, shopping and bright colors. She always lit up a room when she walked into it.
She is survived by her husband James McClelland, children Carolyn Kelley, Alan Brown and Anthony Brown as well as her step-children Anthony McClelland and Daphane (Jamie) Reed, her brother Michael Kelley, her nieces Lynette Kelley, Annalaura (Adam) and nephew Paul Kelley, Jr. She has a host of great nieces, great-nephews, grand-children and great- grand-children. Proceeding her in death parents, Willie Kelley and Betty-Ann Kelley, brother Paul Kelley, Sr., step-son Deon McClelland,
Anthony Brown, Alan Brown, Anthony McClelland, Rick Johnson, Bill Cayton, Deon Danzler
Paul Bryant, Roderick Alexander, Kendall Pittman, Gerald McClelland, Cortney McElwee