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 21, 2021
    Deb Buckley says:
    Dear Bill and family, I taught fifth grade with Lynn at Dare, and she also taught my daughter. Lynn took my daughter under her wing as we had relocated to Virginia and had to make all new friends. I admired Lynn as a teacher and her ability to stand up for her beliefs. My heart is saddened for your loss. She talked about her family with great love. Lynn was a woman of great faith, so I know she is with her savior in heaven. I wish you peace in your hearts.

  • January 20, 2021
    Susan & Tom Bolk says:
    Bill, we were deeply saddened by Lynn's passing. She was a very kind and caring woman and I was very grateful when she took my wife Susan under her wing during the Woods party gathering. Our prayers are with you and your whole family as you go through this tough time. May God be with you.

  • January 20, 2021
    Tom and Annie Grubbs says:
    Bill - We will miss Lynn greatly and are sorry we weren't able to spend time with you both when we moved down here. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • January 19, 2021
    Sandy and David Helsel says:
    David and I are so sorry for your loss, Bill. Lynn was a bright, curious person who always had something interesting going on. I loved talking with her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • January 19, 2021
    Carol Weaver says:
    Bill, I am so sorry to learn of Lynn’s passing. I will pray for you and your family. It’s a journey like no other.