The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia, where Bishop Melvin McCluster is pastor. Reverend George Monts will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Mrs. Kleckley was born June 4, 1924 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late Burton Murray and the late Alberta Wallace Murray. She was educated in the public school system of Schley County. She was united in holy matrimony to Henry B. Kleckley in 1953 and to this union they were blessed with seven children. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Ellaville, Georgia. She was a great supporter in all the church ministries including being a member of the Senior choir.
After twenty-five years of dedicated services, she retired from J & M Trucking Company as a custodian.
She leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to her beloved husband, Henry B. Kleckley, Americus, Georgia; seven children, Beverly Ross, Linda Kleckley both of Americus, Georgia, Henry Wallace Kleckley, Warner Robins, Georgia, Fred Douglas Kleckley, Maurice Murray Kleckley, Milton Jerome Kleckley all of Americus, Georgia and Cynthia Kleckley Hinton (Jerrold) Alexandria, Virginia; her beloved godson, Lafayette Banks (Loraine), Americus, Georgia; twenty-three grandchildren and fifty-three great grandchildren; two sisters, Carrie L. Varner, Ellaville, Georgia and Ola Mae Smith (L.C.) Americus, Georgia; sister-in-law, Rosie Mae Clemmons, Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including three devoted friends, Marie Perkins and Dorothy Walker, both of Americus, Georgia and Sara Mills, Andersonville, Georgia.