Kelli Erin Best

July 16, 2010
Kelli Erin Best

Kelli Erin Best, 29 of Wilmington passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Wallace Best and maternal grandfather Ruben Fenton, Jr.

Kelli is survived by her parents Reid and Susie Best, sister Christi Powers, niece Jessica Lynn Powers, nephew Jonathon Spencer Powers, grandmother Jacqueline Fenton, all of Wilmington, uncle Ronnie Best, aunt Christi Best and cousin Shannon Best of Myrtle Beach, SC.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday at the residence at 119 Inlet Drive to celebrate her life.

Kelli was a member of Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church and graduated from Laney High School, Class of 1999. She was a Nursing student at Cape Fear Community College. Kelli loved to travel.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Palliative Care, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2131 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • July 18, 2010
    Rita and Howard Koenig says:
    Susie and Reid our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. We were deeply sadden to learn of the loss of your Kelli.Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace in the coming days.

  • July 19, 2010
    Patricia A. Boettger says:
    Susie - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter, Kellie. I only saw her a few times at the Salon, but I know what unconditional love a parent has for their child. We hope and pray they have a wonderful life and enjoy the many joys life has to offer. Kellie's life was short, but I'm sure you have lots of memories to treasure always. When you look up to the starry sky, the brightest star is Kellie looking down on you and your family smiling and throwing kisses.

  • July 19, 2010
    Erskin and Joyce Young says:
    Reid, Susie, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It saddened our hearts. I wish there were words to say to ease the pain that y'all are feeling. May God bless! Love to you, Joyce and Erskin Young 3602 Burris Street N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

  • July 17, 2010
    Tina Ellison LeGrand says:
    Mr. and Mrs. Best, My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and prayers are with you to get through this very difficult time. I hope you find peace in knowing she is at peace now. With sympathy, Tina Ellison LeGrand

  • July 17, 2010
    Gayle and Bert says:
    Dear Reid, Susan and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy is with you and your family at this time. We join you in the celebration of Kelli's life and the peace she now experiences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gayle and Bert