The funeral service for Chris Kelly, the 34 year-old member of teen rap sensation Kris Kross took place on Thursday (May 9) in Atlanta. As reported by V-103/Atlanta, there were the ceremony included many celebrity well-wishers and familiar faces from Kris Kross’ heyday.
At his final viewing Thursday afternoon, it wasn’t obvious whether the pants of the late Chris Kelly‘s dark, double-breasted suit were on backwards; but there was little doubt after the two-hour-plus service that there lay a beloved son and friend, a global superstar, and still-going style rule breaker.
There were the hundreds of well-wishers in attendance for the funeral of the 34-year-old, fallen half of Atlanta’s Kris Kross; including his So So Def labelmates Tiny “Tameka” Harris, Da Brat, Wingo of Jagged Edge and the So So Def CEO that discovered the duo in Greenbriar Mall – wearing their clothes backwards, even then – Jermaine Dupri.
And at the end of the reflections of Kelly’s “Life And Tenacious Spirit” (as it was called in the program).
“I could say ‘Kris Kross Forever’ (as many did during the service),” Smith said between tears. “But I know without Chris in my life, it ain’t gonna never be the same. But I just hope our legacy for hip-hop is never forgotten.. I’m [going to] do my part though, to make sure Chris’s memory lives on.”
– Sonia Murray, CBS Local