Obituary of Tracie Lee Waldon
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DURHAMVILLE . . . Tracie Lee (Kellum) Waldon, 60, of 5672 Main Street, Oneida (Durhamville), passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Oneida Healthcare, due to complications of COVID-19. She was born on September 25, 1961, in Canastota, the daughter of the late Robert Kellum and Linda (Campbell) Kellum Holman. Tracie spent her early years in Durhamville, graduating from Canastota High School in 1979. She later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bryant & Stratton College in 1993, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. Tracie later lived in Hawaii, California, and Portsmouth, VA, before returning to Durhamville in 2005. She is a Disabled Veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1980-1991. After serving in the Navy and advancing her education, she held various positions as a civilian contractor to the government in Portsmouth, VA, retiring in 2005. She loved spending time with her adoptive grandchildren, Carlos (CJ) and Evan Patino of Chittenango, playing baseball, and taking them to fun activities. Spending time with them was such a joy to her life and kept her feeling young. Tracie enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, doing needle point, gardening, flowers, plants, bird watching, decorating for every holiday, her Snoopy collection, and enjoyed the company of her family members, especially her daughter, Kate. She loved to shop, and being generous to others, helping the less fortunate, and making new friends. Tracie, also, loved her pets and grand puppies, and was a champion bowler and horseshoe player. Tracie was married to Randal E. Waldon in 1985, who she met in the Navy. Surviving are: one son, Brandon M. Waldon and soon to be daughter-in-law, Heather Mick of Pipersville, PA; two daughters, Stephanie L. Waldon, and soon to be son-in-law, Brandon Gilreath, of Portsmouth, VA, and Katherine M. "Kate" Waldon of Oneida; her step-father, Donald E. Holman of Bragg City, MO; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Glenn Kellum of Hamilton, and Robert "Zig" and Brenda Kellum of Durhamville; one sister, Tammy Kellum of New Berlin; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. A gathering for family and friends will take place following the calling hours at ZEMS Ice Cream, corner of Hickory and Main Street, Canastota. Spring burial will be in Peterboro Cemetery. In her memory, contributions may be made to Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Road, Chittenango, NY 13037, with envelopes available at the funeral home.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Tracie Waldon, please visit our Tree Store
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 8, 2022
J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc.
201 James Street
Canastota, New York, United States
A Gathering for Family and Friends
A gathering for family and friends will take place following the calling hours at ZEMS Ice Cream, corner of Hickory and Main Street, Canastota.
Final Resting Place
Spring burial will be in Peterboro Cemetery.
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