John Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund


  The John Kelly Scholarship Memorial Fund was established in 1985 in memory of the late Deacon John Kelly by his children; Thomas Kelly Daniels, Sr. of Columbia, S.C., Susie Kelly Brown and Lula Mae Kelly Jackson of New York, and John Kelly, Sr., and Alfred Kelly, and Elizabeth Kelly Parrott of South Carolina.  His six children and their mother, Mrs. Lizzie Daniels Kelly, initiated the first memorial scholarship worship service at New Providence in May 1986 with the approval and blessing of Pastor Judge Pearson.  The worship service was in honor of the late Deacon John Kelly to recognize the many contributions he made to both children and youth of the Church and Community.  He made it a precedence to assist youth in their spiritual development and educational pursuit. His widow, Mrs. Lizzie Daniels Kelly, serves as President, John Kelly Memorial Scholarship Committee.


Late John Kelly, Sr.


  Scholarships and financial assistance are available annually to deserving students from Central, New Providence, and Pleasant Grove Baptist Churches. Students from the other churches in Florence, Darlington, and Pee Dee Areas actively participating in fundraising efforts are also given the opportunity to apply.  In addition to awarding scholarships to eligible students, the Committee recognizes and presents special awards to outstanding church members from various churches that promote a positive influence on youth activities.


The John Kelly Memorial Scholarship (JKMS) Fund Objectives are the following:


1.) To raise funds for College Students within Darlington, Florence, and Pee Dee Areas.

2.)  To promote family fellowship and unite friends, and

3.) To memorialize the late Deacon John Kelly, Sr. who faithfully served as a deacon at New Providence Baptist Church in Darlington, S.C.


  This year's program and dinner will begin on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church located at 2151 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington, S.C. Questions concerning this year's event can contact Evelyn Derry at (843) 413-0249.


  Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to the following Address:





443 Ruby Street

Darlington, S.C. 29532

Telephone: (843) 393-5064, (803) 865-0383, or Cell: (803) 210-5619




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