Vanda Kinkaid Jelks

November 10, 1970 ~ May 6, 2023

Vanda Kinkaid Jelks, age 52, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Vanda’s favorite pastimes included fishing on the Grand River, working on cars or watching car shows. He cherished his daughter, Izzy and loved spending time with her. He was often found tinkering with things and often losing a few screws because “you didn’t need them.” He will be greatly missed for his knowledge of cars, quiet presence and friendship. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Wigfall; grandmother, Isabelle Jelks; father, James Pugh; grandfather, L.C. Pugh; sister, Kimala Vesey and aunt, Betty Bryant. He will be lovingly remembered by his girlfriend of 17 years, Kathleen Murray; daughter, Isabella Jelks; siblings: Michael Jelks, Steve Wigfall, Ricky Wigfall, Kristie Wigfall, Diamond Durden, Kayla (Deionte) Wigfall Farr, James Pugh Jr., Marvin Jackson, Kinya Vesey, Michelle Murray, Patrick (Belinda) Murray; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at MKD Belmont- Stegenga Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont from 10am- 1pm. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the family for future financial needs for Vanda’s daughter, Izzy or to The Hanger Clinic

Thursday, May 18
10:00am - 1:00pm

MKD - Belmont
1601 Post Dr. NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Phone: (616) 866-7200

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May 09, 2023 9:14am
Vanda will truly be missed! Ralph introduced me to him over 20 years ago. I'll always remember his laugh and great sense of humor, as well as his gift to fix almost anything having to do with vehicles. We send our most sincere condolences to his partner and daughter during this difficult time. God bless.

- Tamara Williams

May 08, 2023 4:41pm
We send our condolences and prayer for peace and strength for the family.🙏🏽 Vanda you will be missed, Hug and kiss Momma and B for me💔😢

- Shanndolyn Nixon

May 08, 2023 4:23pm
My deepest condolences and sympathy to you Katie, Izzy and the family. As you know I’m only a phone call away. Praying for your strength and God’s comfort. Ms. Horn

- Gayle Horn

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