Valdosta Daily Times


May 8, 2011

Kelli Lyn Bland

VALDOSTA — Kelli Lyn Bland, 37, of Hixson passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 6, 2011. She was born on June 26, 1973 in Valdosta, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Joseph A. Mauldin, her paternal grandfather, Durward L. Bland, and her cousin, Joey Pruitt.

She graduated from Valdosta High School with Honors. She was a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering where she was a member of Alpha Chi Sorority. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to moving to Chattanooga, she lived in Atlanta where she was employed as a sales engineer. She was previously employed by U.S. Xpress.

Kelli is survived by her parents, Serie and Richard Bland of Signal Mountain; her maternal grandmother, Avaline Mauldin of Hueytown, Alabama; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Bland of Valdosta, Georgia; her aunt, Shyrie (Beatty) Holladay of Hueytown, Alabama; her uncles: James L. (Gail) Bland of Kennesaw, Georgia; W. Michael (Brenda) Bland of Valdosta, Georgia; cousins, Jeff (Pam) Pruitt; Sarah Pruitt, Benji Pruitt, Angie (Nick) Brown, Brianna Brown of Hueytown, Alabama, Tim Hall of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Brittany Pruitt of Pinson, Alabama, Jason Bland of Paris, France; Catherine (Matt) Elrod of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Jay Bland and Jeff Bland of Kennesaw, Georgia and Jennifer (Nate) Salvemini of Navarre, Florida; and her sweet and devoted puppy, Zac.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will follow with the Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank Pet Placement Center, 5975 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, TN 37415, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association, 99 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 502, Milford, CT 06460, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel.

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