Jean Kellett Haynsworth

Jean Kellett Haynsworth, 95, of Fountain Inn, widow of James P. Kellett III and her second husband, Harry J. Haynsworth III, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Born in Lake City, SC, she was the daughter of the late Baron S. and Edna Redmond Ward. She was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church Fountain Inn. Loved and known by her family and friends as “G’ommy”, she thoroughly enjoyed watching and cheering on her grandchildren, as their “greatest fan”, participate in many sports and activities over the years. Mrs. Kellett-Haynsworth earned her BA from Columbia College and a Masters of Art from the University of South Carolina. She was a beloved art teacher in the Greenville County School System for many years.

Mrs. Haynsworth is survived by her children, Pink Kellett and his wife, Mary Wynne, of Murrells Inlet; Ward Kellett and his wife, Starr, of Fountain Inn, and Francelle Kellett of Taylors; her grandchildren, Wynne Peace (Perry), Jay Kellett, Anna King (Matthew), Gigi Kellett-Sawyer (Noah), David Kellett (Lori), and Ian Hilley (Sarah); and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Ward.

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm in Cannon – Byrd Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Murray Snow of Trinity UMC. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 403 S. Weston St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.

The family will be at the home of Ward & Starr Kellett.

Condolences to the family of Jean Kellett Haynsworth

  • Kathy Tate
    3 years ago

    I’m so sorry to learn of Jean’s passing. She was a special lady. She taught my son, Jeremy, art. I will be praying for all the family.

  • Thelma Ballew
    3 years ago

    Ward and family,
    We are saddened, to hear of the loss of your mother.
    Kirby and Thelma Jones Ballew

  • Myot Akins
    3 years ago

    Sympathy to each member of the family in your loss of a sweet, kind, talented lady and friend to so many.

  • Jennie Gault
    3 years ago

    Pink, Ward, and Francelle…..Sending love and prayers to all of you. Your mom was a talented, friendly lady and will be missed.

  • Bett White
    3 years ago

    What a gem Jean was.I am proud to be related by my mother’s beloved cousin Harry.
    A superb artist, a kind person, always with that sweet smile. I was always glad to see her.
    Thoughts and prayers to all the family.
    Bett White

  • Ben and Polly Davis
    3 years ago

    Jean was a wonderful lady, and we appreciate her friendship over the years. Our prayers will be with all the family during this time.

  • Ben and Polly Davis
    3 years ago

    Jean was a wonderful lady, and we’re thankful for our friendship over the years. Our prayers are with all the family during this time.

  • Ward, Francelle, and Pink, so sorry about your loss and I hope that in time your sadness and grief will be replaced with many happy memories. Sincerely, Bobbi Fraser Burns

  • Margaret H Mattison
    3 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers for you all. May your sweet memories of your mother help sustain you in the days, weeks, and months to come.

    3 years ago

    I’m so very sorry. She was such a sweetheart. I loved having her as my art teacher many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Jan Garrett

  • Betty Urso
    3 years ago

    I have so many great memories of Jean and James and Pink, Ward and Francelle. What a special family! Ron and I will keep you all in our prayers. Jean was a lovely southern lady. I will miss her.

  • Sherry Watson
    3 years ago

    What a special lady ! I had a chance years ago to tell her some of the sweet things Benny had said about her.He genuinely loved her. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  • Peggy Chitwood
    3 years ago

    What a beautiful woman Ms Jean was. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May almighty God grant you strength and comfort during this time.

  • P Randalll Bentley
    3 years ago

    Ward, Pink and Francelle,
    Your mom was a special person in my life. She was always kind to me and had a beautiful smile. I am blessed that our lives crossed paths.
    As she has simply changed her address to heaven, we’ll see her again.
    I know the first person she’ll look for.

  • Jean Harper
    3 years ago

    Praying for the family. She was an excellent art teacher! I always remember her smile and kindness.

  • Mitch Gault
    3 years ago

    Ward and Francelle and Pink,

    Y’all have been blessed. What a special lady Mrs Kellett was….kind, gifted, smart, welcoming…always thought the world of her. She meant so much to so many people in her community and beyond.

    These days are tough I know but they are easier when you know their destination. May our good Lord continue to bless yall.

    Love ya. Mitch

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