Student, Mason College of Music Fine Arts, Charleston, 1937-1949; student, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1950-1951.
Public relations executive, assistant treasurer, office manager, J. H. Milam, Inc., Dunbar, West Virginia, 1959-1971; public relations executive, office manager, Hallcraft, Inc., Dunbar, 1972-1974; office manager, Kanawha Stone Company Inc., Nitro, West Virginia, 1975-1978; freelance writer, Dunbar, since 1978; freelance writer, Charleston, West Virginia, since 1978.
The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.
Beautification commissioner City of Dunbar, 1969-1972. Activity coordinator, program director Dunbar Bicentennial Committee, 1971. Founder, coordinator Dunbar City wide Beautification and Improvement Committee, 1969-1972.
Coordinator Kanawha County Elementary Students Anti-Litter Program, Planting the Seed, 1996-1903. President United Methodist Women of St. Marks. Active University Charleston Builders, West Virginia Humanities Council, Friends of West Virginia Culture and History, Friends of Clay Center.
Judge various community events, 1995-1904. Commissioner Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission, since 2000. Volunteer photographer Charleston Gazette On the Town, since 1997.
Member National Federation Press Women, Pioneer Women's (past president), Kanawha Valley and National Trust History and Preservation Society, Women of Moose, West Virginia Society.Assn. Executives, Mental Health Association, West Virginia Symphony League, Charleston Area Alliance.
Married William Jennings Mellert, March 15, 1957. 1 child, James Floyd Kelly III.