Kelly Ann Papotto, age 49, loving, faithful wife of Dr. Joseph Papotto, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at her home in Myrtle Beach. Kelly was born on August 30th, 1967 in York, Pennsylvania to Linda Sohnleitner and Anthony Sexton.
Kelly was more than a person, she was a true force of nature. Spontaneous, energetic, unselfish, a caring Good Samaritan, she was mostly found in perpetual motion. She was her children's biggest fan and advocate and protective as a she-bear. She lost her battle with a rare, malignant disease but won the ultimate prize: graduation from this mortal life to be with her Lord Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life.
Kelly is survived by her husband, Dr. Joseph Papotto, their triplets, Jesse, Gian and Reyna Papotto and her daughter, Jill Singleton and his son, Jason Papotto. Kelly co-founded and was the practice manager with her husband at Life in a Blender Family Medicine in Conway which has been thrice awarded "Best of the Beach" status.
Kelly had a vivacious, warm and incandescent personality. She loved people and loved God. "Kelly" means "Warrior". In my entire experience as a physician I have never seen a more courageous fight for life than what Kelly demonstrated. Farewell my love, until we meet again beyond heaven's gate!
A Celebration of Kelly's Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2016 (Postponed from the original date of October 8th on account of Hurricane Matthew) at NewSpring Church, 3001 Waccamaw Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kelly's memory to the Tara Hall Home for Boys online at http://www.tarahall.org/donate/ or by mail to P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442.
Online condolences may be directed to www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
Celebration of Life
Saturday October 15th, 2016
3001 Waccamaw Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Dear Doctor Joe, you and your children are in our prayers.
My words are so poor to express what we feel for your loss. I am sorry. I wish I was there to hug you and weep with you.
May the blessed assurance of the glorious day of meeting Kelly again keep you smiling. You are a real blessing for us.
George Didina and David
Submitted by George Didina and David on Dec 27 2016 04:25:25 PM
My heart ache,but Dr Papotto you and children have a beautiful ANGEL. Love Monica Townsemd6
Submitted by Lamonica E Townsend on Dec 21 2016 07:26:00 PM
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Theresa Cox lit a candle on Nov 21 2016 03:48:16 PM
Dr. Papotto and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We were shocked when we heard.
She was an amazing person, so beautiful and kind and what a lovely smile!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always; God has a new angel now who is watching over you! God Bless You all!
Gloria and Bob Peters
Submitted by Gloria and Bob Peters on Nov 19 2016 10:50:09 AM
Gloria and Bob Peters lit a candle for Kelly Ann Papotto
Gloria and Bob Peters lit a candle on Nov 19 2016 10:49:42 AM
So sorry I did not even know Doc. Kim & I send our prayers and wishes to you.
Submitted by Dave Frederick on Nov 17 2016 03:06:00 PM
Dr. Papotto and Family.
We are all saddened by the loss of Kelly.
She always made me laugh. She would be running out of the office, I would say,,,Did you forget to pick up the kids again? She would laugh and say yes as always. We will miss her so much, We pray for you and your family for peace, She is with the Lord.
God Bless you all
Submitted by The Volpe Family on Oct 26 2016 03:49:10 PM
Dr. Papotto, I was so saddened to hear of Kelly's passing. I've only been your patient for 2 years, but I clearly remember meeting Kelly when I first came to your office, and she was always so kind, helpful & patient whenever she worked in the office or answered the phone. She made me feel like a valued person and not a number, She was one of the reasons I have continued to come to your practice. We shall all miss her genuine smile and huge Christian heart.
May the Lord send you and your family strength and comfort to continue life as she would have wanted. God Bless,
Mary and Frank Drennan
Submitted by Mary Drennan on Oct 17 2016 11:37:42 AM
I was so sadden to hear that Kelly had passed away. It was just a shock to hear. She was a very nice lady, always smiling, laughing and willing to help you out in anyway. She has checked me out at the end of my appointment and would always make a joke about not knowing where things were. She will be missed. Our condolences to The Papotto Family God Bless
Submitted by Carol, James Pratt and Family on Oct 14 2016 06:48:15 PM
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