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Bobby Jo (Kelley) Cheairs

May 23, 1952 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 69)


Bobby Jo (Kelly) Cheairs

May 23, 1952 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 69)

Bobby Jo Cheairs was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, niece, caregiver, and friend. Bobby Jo Cheairs, 69, of Bolivar, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bobby Jo was the daughter of the late Albert and Gloria Sain-Kelley and was the matriarch of the Kelley family for the last fifteen years. Bobby Jo was always giving biblical and instructive advice. Some of her favorite sayings were “ I got more years behind me than I do in front of me”, There’s benefits in serving the Lord”, and “ You’re sowing bad seeds”.

Bobby Jo loved sewing, even though she kept your clothes for a very long time, playing games on her phone, cleaning, gardening, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and conversing with everyone.

Bobby Jo confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Bobby Jo graduated from Bolivar Industrial High School in 1970. She was an essential player on the Bolivar Industrial Red Devil’s basketball team. She attended Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN.
Bobby Jo was employed at Western Mental Health Institute and retired after twenty-five years of service. She was employed as a caregiver for a private setting until the failing of her health.

Bobby Jo is preceded in death by her parents; Albert and Gloria Sain-Kelley: one son; Christopher Lavon Cheairs: one sister and brother in law; Charles and Darcus Morrow: one brother; James Wilkes: grandparents; Aubrey and Idell Sain.

Bobby Jo leaves to cherish her memories, two sons; Marcus and Antonio Cheairs: two sisters; Nancy Kelley and Glenda (Thomas) Jones: three brothers; Dewayne (April) Kelley, Kelvin Kelley, and Kenneth Kelley: eight grandchildren; Tiffani, Shantrell, Andrea, Jaquan, Zada, and Antonio Jr. Cheairs, Breanna McKinnie, and Candacpa Odom: four great grandchildren; Kennedi Mason, Serenity and Carson Cheairs, and Cayden McKinnie: one special aunt; Mattie B. Woods and two special nieces: Caneka Camper and LaYasmin Pugh and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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 Service Program


June 12, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
June 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Mt. Olive MB Church
11210 Highway 125 S
Middleton, Tennessee 38052

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