Lynn Hurst Kellam

January 10, 2021
Lynn Hurst Kellam

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Lynn Hurst Kellam of Williamsburg, VA died on January 10, 2021, from a short battle with colon cancer. Lynn was born on June 21, 1946, in Florence, SC, the daughter of Daniel Frederick and Jacqueline McCoy Hurst. She is a graduate of Winthrop University and Old Dominion University. She retired as a teacher from York County Public Schools.

Lynn is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Garland Kellam, her daughters and their families: Ellynn and Tor Adoue and Karen and John D. Wright; grandchildren Justin (Stephanie) Adoue, Asia (Justin) Garrett, Dakota (Spencer) Westbrook, Isabelle Adoue, William Adoue, Margaret Wright, Katharine Wright; great-grandchildren Maia Edaburn, Tristan and Juliet Adoue. Lynn is also survived by her beloved sister Shelley (John) Monti and her dear sister-in-law Mary Jo Kellam, brother-in-law Douglas Page (Claire) Kellam. Others include Kathleen Monti (Matt Miziorko), Joshua (Tiffany) Kellam, Mary Page (Ivy) Austin, Shannon (Brian) Neas, Douglas Kellam, Matthew Kellam, and their families. Also, she is survived by her dear friend, Martha Bradshaw.

Her cousins in SC include Renee Burch Baxley, James and Glenda Burch, Norman Burch, Ginger Owens, Cindy McClendon, and Guyeth Nash.

Lynn was enrolled on the cradle roll at Lake City SC Presbyterian and was an active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, VA. She served as an Elder, Evangelism team leader, circle leader, and treasurer of the Presbyterian Women for many years.

Lynn is a member of the Williamsburg chapter of the DAR, the Daughters of American Colonists VADAC, and the Capt. Elisha Bethea Chapter, 1812. She loved her friends, book club, playing bridge, and Mahjong.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 am on January 22nd at Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery.  A Service of Witness to the Resurrection  will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in Grafton, VA.  Attendees are asked to follow Covid-19 guidelines and wear a mask during the service in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Yorkminster Presbyterian Church ( or WHRO (  Online condolences may be made by visiting



Monday, June 21, 2021
11:00 AM

Yorkminster Presbyterian Church - Directions
6218 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Grafton, VA 23692

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  • January 18, 2021
    Sharon Sams says:
    Teaching with Lynn was a privilege like none other in my life. I learned so much from her about children in general and how to best “get things across” to them. I just cannot believe she is gone, and I know that one day I will be with her again!

  • May 20, 2021
    Sherry Gooding says:
    Bill, I just learned of Lynn's passing and I am heartbroken. We were wonderful childhood friends and Ronnie and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with you a few years ago. You were wonderful hosts. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know you and your family will be held in prayer for comfort as you continue to learn to live without this shining light named Nancy Lynn Hurst Kellam. She will always be in my heart.

  • February 02, 2021
    Stacy Fields Hall says:
    Oh my dear Mrs. Kellam, it was my privilege to be your student as Yorktown Elementary for 3rd grade and the first 3/4 combined grade. Later in life, I worked for the School District and got to show you how honored I was to have learned from you. I remember you copying pages of workbooks for me to do during the school months. You fed my thirst for knowledge and it continues to this day. I loved knowing that you saw my little sisters grow up and become adults...even becoming a client for Sommer at the nail salon. While we grieve your passing, we are glad that you are not in pain anymore. I look forward to seeing you again in Paradise. (John 5:28,29) Rest In Peace Mrs. Kellam!

  • January 21, 2021
    Kathy Linthwaite says:
    Words cannot express my feelings at your loss of Lynn. She was a bright, shining being who shared her zest for life. She made my last years of teaching so much better better by her presence on our fifth grade team. I will cherish memories of our travels especially the trips to The Masters as well as our wine trip through Oregon. She is missed by many!

  • January 21, 2021
    Deb Buckley says:
    Dear Bill and family, Lynn and I taught fifth grade at Dare and she was my daughter’s teacher. I was so grateful to her for taking my girl under her wing as we had relocated to Virginia and missed so many friends. I admired Lynn as a teacher as she instilled her love of reading in the children. Lynn loved shoes, and had quite a collection. Lynn’s love for her family was so apparent as she spoke of you all with adoration and a twinkle in her eye. My sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother.