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Korbyn Montrell Kelly

December 22, 1987 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 32)

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Korbyn was born on December 22, 1987 in Decatur, Alabama to LaRosalyn Kelly Freeman and Mitchell Emmett Winton, Jr.  He departed this life on November 6, 2020 in Suisun City, CA.

He professed a hope in Christ at five years old and became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a very active, dedicated and faithful member.  He participated in the choir, an usher, and in the Sunbeam Band.  He loved to be a part of the plays presented in Sunday school and Bible Study.  He was a 2006 graduate of Hartselle High School.  After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air force, where he worked in the field of Special Forces and received several certificates.  Korbyn dearly loved the military and considered it an honor to be able to serve.  When he was honorably discharged from the military, he attended UAB.  He was always concerned about his appearance and had a desire to help others so he became a physical trainer.

Korbyn moved to California in 2017.  He united with The Building Christian Fellowship in Suisun City.  Pastors John Butcher, Sr. and Kaiya Butcher, presides over the congregation.  Korbyn went to work in the church by becoming part of the Praise Team.  His new church family loved him dearly.

Korbyn loved to sing and one of his favorite things to do was karaoke.  He also loved to travel, and hang out with his friends.  Most of all he loved going on trips with his children and grandmama.  He would say, “Mama we have to keep making memories.”  Nothing he loved more than playing and having fun with his children.

Korbyn’s hardy laughter, his beautiful smile, his unselfish inner action with friends, family or even a stranger will be greatly missed.  Korbyn was loved tremendously by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his aunts, Lee Ward and Doris Embry and his uncle Billy Embry. He has many other extended relatives and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memory: three children, Kymari Kelly, Kingston French, and Kaylani Kelly; a loving mother, LaRosalyn Kelly Freeman, and his loving father, Mitchell Emmett Winton, Jr., Korbyn lovingly cherished and adored his grandmother, Mary L. Kelly (affectionally known as “Mama.”) and his loving grandmother, Patsy G. Thorne; his grandfather, Mitchell Winton Sr.: his loving brothers, Stanley Freeman, Jr, Kyron Freeman, Corinthian Winton, Jordan Waldrop;  loving sisters, Corina Winton, Corissa Winton, and Jordyn Lancaster; uncles, Gary V. Kelly, Wendell C. Buford (Charlene), Daniel Buford, his loving aunts  Evon Fritz, Sandra F. Morris (James), Jewel Buford, Daphne Elliott (Dexter), Tiffany Winton, Anna Winton, Amy Winton, Angela Winton-Lawley (Ryan) Amanda Winton;  beautiful, loving nieces, Tiana Marie, Corriana and Dominique.  He had a loving relationship with his cousins, Tanae, Destinee, Trey, Jwaun, Cody, Jonathan (Tangela), Tremayne, DeMarion and Keely Gray.  Korbyn’s special and loving companion, Alissa Rhodes.

He had a special, close, relationship with his friends called the “Brotherhood.”  An adoptive love for Rodney Gholston. Special affectionate love for Deacon Samuel and Clara Jean Johnson, Jeff and Michelle Hammock.

Graveside Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Sterrs Cemetery with the Reverend Dylan Woodall officiating.  Public viewing will be Saturday from noon till 5:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home.

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 Service Program


Graveside Service
November 22, 2020

1:30 PM
Decatur City-Sterrs Division
Washington St NW
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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