September 2, 1976 ~ January 11, 2019

Born in: Huntington, PA
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Jonathan Lee Kelley (Jay) was born September 2, 1976 in Huntingon, PA to his mother Cheryl Ann Champeno. He was the oldest to his younger brother Ronnie Champeno.

 As a child Jonathan was very active, he loved to ride big wheels, Bicycles   and play in the snow.  He also liked to swim and take pictures of tornadoes.

 Jon received his formal education from Denver Public Schools and graduated from George Washington High School in 1995.

 Jon was never married. or had children, but always found great joy helping others, he was the kind of person who was always there to lend a hand. He would give you the shirt off his back

Jon worked at MHCD of Denver as a Chef.  His coworkers remember Jon would always have a smile on his face and was a hard worker.  Jon never missed a day of work and performed his duties with a spite of excellence.

 In August of this year, he suffered severe injuries in a accident which led to other complications which he never fully recovered Through all is trials and tribulations, he always managed to keep a positive attitude, smile and sense of humor.  he always said when he recovered from the accident he wanted go back to work.

 Jon actually lived a very simple fun-loving life. He was most content in his free time, he liked to wear his headphones and listen to music outside his house.  And spending quality time with his mother and friends

 He will always be remembered as a helpful, gentle, kind hearted person

 Jonathan departed this life quietly on January 11,2019 in Denver, Colorado. and leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving mother, Cheryl A. Champeno; and a host of friends.

 To know Jonathan was to love him He will be greatly missed by all.

Memorial Contributions

Memorials may be made in Jonathan’s honor to:

 Mental Health Center Of Denver

4353 East Colfax Avenue ~ Denver Colorado

(303) 504-1200


Visitation: January 18, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: January 18, 2019 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

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  1. R.I.P Jonathan I’m going to miss u so much u where my brother my friend you where the sweetest funniest person I even meet until I see u again. Rest up ♥️😢

  2. To the family and friends of Mr. Kelley always cherish the fond memories of time spent together and although you may grieve the Bible can be a source of comfort. At (Revelation 21:3,4) it speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness or death, also at (Acts 24:15) it speaks of a resurrection that we all can look forward to. May the peace and love of the God of all comfort be with you all.

  3. Jon I am going to miss your smiling face. Your dancing and singing. Your helping me when my doggies mess in the parking lot.
    You are and always will be the apple of Cheryl’s eye. You were always a good son to Cheryl.
    I’m going to miss you giving me the thumbs up and you making sure I was going to stay with you when I drove you and Cheryl to your doctors appointments.

    I was very proud to call you neighbor and friend.

  4. Jonathan you passed away too soon God has called you home you will truly be misssed and is very loved in my family I will look after your mom rest well my friend…😭😭

  5. Jonathan you passed away too soon God has called you home you will truly be missed and very much loved by my family and I will look after your mom rest well my friend…

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