Aaron Jerome Kelly, Jr.

July 16, 1986 - February 4, 2024
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Our most beloved, Aaron Jerome Kelly, Jr. of Irmo, South Carolina tragically departed us on Sunday, February 4, 2024. He was a strong, kind, force of nature, and our lives are better having had him with us, even for a short time.

Born on July 16, 1986, Aaron was the firstborn son of Aaron Jerome Kelly, Sr. and Clothilda (Hair) Kelly. A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Aaron was always involved in extracurricular activities, including various sports, chorus, band, and JROTC – keeping with his father’s encouragement to “stay three-dimensional”. His work ethic earned him recognition for all-region teams in football, leading to a full-ride football scholarship to The Citadel, where he was a cadet in Oscar Company and earned a degree in Biology.

He was very proud to be a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and of earning his membership through the local graduate chapter in Maryland.

Being his father’s son to a “T”, Aaron pursued a career in Federal law enforcement. He served with the Secret Service for nearly 14 years, and most recently with the Department of Homeland Security as a Special Agent, which he described in his own words as his “dream job”.

Aaron loved his family deeply, and he touched the lives of so many others through his authenticity and genuineness. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Aaron is preceded in death by his father, Aaron Jerome Kelly, Sr. and paternal grandmother, Louise Kelly Goodwin. He is survived by his wife, Tiffani Mason Kelly, daughters Amelia G. Kelly and Masyn K. Kelly, mother Clothilda K. Wilson (Alexander), sister Danielle V. Kelly, brother Jarod J.H. Kelly, and maternal grandparents James E. and Vivian B. Hair.

We will be celebrating Aaron’s life at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., in Laredo, Texas on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Services in South Carolina will be announced at a later date.

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Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: July 16, 1986
Died: February 4, 2024

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The Breau's posted on 2/17/24

Tiffani and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Aaron was a light in your lives and his memory will burn forever. I remember when you all started your journey together and it was clear- the relationship was destiny! Cherish the memories and live the life you both dreamed of having!


Terry King posted on 2/16/24

I am so sad to hear this news, Clo. My heart just breaks for you and the whole family. While I never knew him as an adult, I know he was a fine man. I wish I knew the right words to help. I will pray for your peace and comfort in the days ahead.


Jose Anthony Brown posted on 2/16/24

To Tiffani and the Kelly Family, My deepest sympathy, condolences and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God's grace that sufficient sustain and keep you as his un-conditional love will bring healing, comfort and peace to your hearts, minds and soul. Deepest sympathy and prayers, Deacon Jose A. Brown Retired-USSS/PPD ,


Lisa Elkins posted on 2/15/24

My sincerest condolences to each of you. -Lisa Gallman-Elkins


James and Idalia Newton posted on 2/14/24

Such a gifted young man. Our condolences from an unknown elderly couple who feels your pain. Prayers and blessings to family 🙏.


Gil posted on 2/11/24

My condolences to the Kelly family. I met Bro. Kelly at FLETC. Good brother who will truly be missed.


Jerome Sr. & Jackie Singleton posted on 2/10/24

Praying for God’s comfort to the Kelly family.


Rickey McClary posted on 2/10/24

Rest well Aaron. All I can think about was our times in ROTC . I’m praying for your wife , children and extended family. I will miss you man . Rickey McClary


Sari Catherine posted on 2/10/24

I have known Aaron since elementary school until high school, and I must say he is truly a unique individual. His constant smile and kindness towards everyone never failed to leave a lasting impression. It comes as no surprise to me when I read about all the incredible achievements he has made. His absence will be deeply felt. Aaron is undeniably one of the good souls, and the world could definitely use more people like him. I will keep his family in my prayers. May God give you comfort during this time.


Tomar Smith posted on 2/10/24

To my brother in Omega. I love you and you will be missed.


Bro. H. Gareth Taylor Sr. “Rasta” posted on 2/9/24

To my beloved Bro AK, so young! Only God knows why! You will be sorely missed! RQQ!


Diana Moreno posted on 2/9/24

In memory of Aaron Jerome Kelly, Jr., Diana Moreno lit a candle


Diana Moreno posted on 2/9/24

Tiffany my sincere Condolences to you and all your family. I have known you for such a short time, but seems I have know you longer, you are such an amazing person I had the pleasure of meeting, though I only saw your husband once, I’m in mourning with you, and your family. All my family are blessed to have known you all, and we will stand by you, each and everyday to try and ease your pain. You have become like family to my kids and we are here for you in anything we can help you with, you are not alone.


Shanetta W. posted on 2/9/24

Clo and family, I pray that in the midst of your sorrow, you find strength, comfort and peace in the joyful memories you share of Aaron.


Scott McAbee posted on 2/9/24

Clo, You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.


R.A. Manning posted on 2/9/24

My sincere condolences to the Kelly family. Throughout the past 13 years Aaron has been a friend, a mentor to my son, big little brother, Frat, and co-worker. Aaron will be truly missed. -Rosie


Priscilla Abrafi posted on 2/8/24

On behalf of myself and Tony . Our deepest condolences to the Kelly family ! May God keep on giving the strength and comfort you all during this difficult time to heal. Rest peacefully Aaron !


Melonie Rowen posted on 2/8/24

Clo, Thinking of you and your family ❤️


Phillip Provence posted on 2/8/24

Teammate from elementary school, at Dutch Fork, and then through the citadel. Loved Aaron. Will miss his spirit. Great man, and a good friend.


12 Forces of Nature posted on 2/8/24

Tiffani, our thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time. We love you and will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. With much love from your line sisters, 12 Forces of Nature.


Ta'mar Jernigan posted on 2/8/24

Sending my condolences to his immediate family. I had the pleasure to meet and develop a brotherhood with Aaron in 2004 at The Citadel. We endured the tough days and laughed at them until his passing. It is so many memories we can recall to pick one but I will never forget those times and will always cherish the brotherhood we created. I love you bro!! DelBoy4L!!


Adele Lassiter posted on 2/8/24

So sorry for your loss. I’m keeping your family in prayer