Gail Garrison Kelley passed quietly and peacefully at her home on July 4, 2020, surrounded by loving family.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert C. Kelley; her sons H. Bond Morgan (Andrea) and J. Hunter Morgan and Daughters; Tiffany Morris and Ashley Morgan McLaughlin (Buddy) and their families with 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, her sister Connie Warren (Leroy), Nephew Jason Warren (Ashley) and 2 great nephews; and a rowdy bunch of extended family which includes a particularly opinionated group of Southern women affectionately known as The Yaya’s.
Gail was born February 5, 1947 in Atlanta to Pat and Meme Garrison. She grew up in East Point GA and graduated from Headland High School. Her career path included time at Delta Air Lines; Real Estate Broker in Peachtree City and managing fabric stores until she found her true calling as an addiction counselor.
Gail worked in rehabilitation programs in Atlanta and Calhoun GA before joining the newly formed Drug Court Program of the Brunswick (GA) Judicial District in 1998 where she served faithfully until her retirement in December 2017. As a devout Christian she also facilitated the Living Well Program of the St. Simons Island Community Church.
In lieu of ﬂowers the family requests that donations be sent to the Glynn/Camden Drug Court Benevolence Fund to beneﬁt clients directly, in care of the Glynn/Camden Drug Court, 11 Judicial Way, Brunswick, GA 31520.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in the chapel at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Family will receive guests from 1:00-2:00 on the day of the service at the funeral home. The service will also be live streamed via https://www.facebook.com/carmichaelhemperley/.