Josephine Slingluff “Josie” Kelly
December 24, 1955 – June 9, 2023
Josephine Slingluff Kelly, a resident of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away peacefully in her home on June 9th, 2023. Josephine was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on December 24th, 1955 to loving parents, Clyde Vernon Kelly Jr. and Josephine Hall Kelly. She attended Holton Arms School and went on to graduate from Roanoke College.
“Josie” is survived by her three children, Josephine Hall Koelzer (Joe) of Onaga, Kansas, Jesseca Slingluff Willis (Julian) of Prince Frederick, MD, and Richard Franklin Virgin Jr. of Denver, Colorado. Her children were the most important thing in her life and being their mother was her most important job.
In addition to her children, Josie is survived by her granddaughter, Adelina Lou Sampson-Virgin of Denver, Colorado. She also leaves behind her brother Clyde Vernon Kelly III (Kathy) of Grasonville, Maryland, sister Susanne Kelly Dibert (Sam) of Midlothian, VA, and numerous other relatives and friends who were blessed to have known her.
Josie was a partner at Kelly Distributors. She was an avid gardener and a supporter of animal rescue. She was a member of the Forest Garden Club of Prince George’s County and the Marlborough Hunt Club. She was a founding member of the Upper Marlboro Gourmet Club and a member of the Society of the Ark & Dove.
Josie loved Maryland and cherished her time in southern Maryland with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed and remembered as a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, 1pm at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, MD. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or charity of your choice.