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Courtney James Kelly, 35 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Courtney was born, an identical twin, on February 23, 1983, in Hartford, CT to Lisa F. Kelly-Vinters and Michael J. Murray. Born prematurely at 26 weeks, Courtney weighed 1 lb 8 ozs and remained hospitalized for 5 months. When he was 3 months old he had open heart surgery to correct an underdeveloped heart valve. Courtney entered this life a fighter and defeated many of the challenges he faced as a baby, but God had greater plans for his life. He graduated from East Hartford High School in 2002, and held several jobs before moving to Oklahoma to continue his education at Tulsa Job Corps Center in 2008 where he received his certification in Culinary Arts. Courtney was a Line Cook at Taco Bell and was recently promoted to manager prior to his passing. His manager described him as very loyal, personable and a team player. Courtney left an enormous impact on everyone he met with his upbeat personality and joking nature. He had a way of charming people with his words and laid-back charisma. His sense of humor brightened many people lives and he had a gift for uplifting others by enlightening them with spiritual quotes and words of wisdom. Courtney was an achiever and started working as soon as he was old enough to get a job. He was a very giving young man. Courtney was legally blind in his left eye and deaf in his left ear and never used his disability to get ahead or wanted any sympathy. He was very independent, a hard worker and would always find a way to get things done without complaining. If he was down you would have to ask him a series of questions before you realized he was upset; he never complained. He enjoyed spending time with his nephew, Jazarre and niece, Elleira when he came home. Throughout the years Courtney developed many nicknames because of his suave and easygoing demeanor. He was Court to some, Coat-nay Love, Daddy Long Stroke, Court Dog, Court Diggady or just plain Diggady, and his friends in Oklahoma called him New York. He had his own style of dress and knew how to rock a hat! Courtney was the CEO when it came to his friends, yes, a leader in his own right. And a very private young man when it came to his personal relationship(s) he kept it confidential unless you were close enough to him to have the privilege of knowing any details; yea he was a lady’s man and most definitely knew how to treat a lady. Courtney grew to be a strong, independent, caring, considerate and loving young man. He was one of Gods great gift and truly a miracle to his family. As Courtney would say “Make It Do Wat It Do” Rock the Heavens Courtney!!! He leaves to cherish his memory his sisters TaShanda Kelly and Shawntay Hutchins, Manchester, CT, Charisse Murray, New Britain, CT and brother Brainard (Pop Lodi) Matthews Jr., Hartford, CT; nephews, Jazarre Matthews and Chamar Walker; nieces Elleira Matthews, Scarlett Rich, India and Reign Still; grandparents, Leander and Vivian Kelly of Manchester, CT, special friends, Corrisha Moore of Tulsa, OK; and Patty Grant of Hartford, CT and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Courtney was predeceased by his identical twin brother, Corey and his paternal grandfather, Earl Murray, Tulsa, OK.