Kelly Ammons obituary (1963 – 2021) – Fayetteville, North Carolina


Kelly Mitchell Ammons of Greenville, NC, who was affectionately known as “Mitch”, went to rest in the Lord on December 16, 2021, at the age of 58. Her father, Kelly McPherson Ammons, grandmothers proceeded to the deaths, Aldora Maynor and Hattie Bell, nephew, Scooter Ammons and Aunt Jenny Stock.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 15 years, Gloria Ammons; daughters, Carson and Olivia, and mother, Bonnie Ammons of Fayetteville, NC; as well as the brothers, Stevie and Dwayne Ammons, brother, Todd Rogitz; sisters, Jill Rogitz and Teresa Ammons; Aunt Ruby and nephew / nieces Trey, Morgan, Meredith, Lauren and Kelly.
Mitch received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Fayetteville State University, graduating as a Salvatorian in his class. He then worked in management for ten years. During this time, he found his first passion, martial arts, and trained in Virginia Beach under the Wing Chun lineage of Sifu Duncan Leung, who was trained by Ip Man, the same teacher who taught Bruce Lee . Motivated to learn as much as possible, Mitch also learned escrima and taekwondo in Fayetteville under the guidance of Ms. Mayes, and Brazilian jujitsu in Greenville. After learning so much, he opened his school, Unified Martial Arts, and for over 20 years he has dedicated himself to training and mentoring others in mixed martial arts. Mitch also served National General Insurance for 23 years as a Senior Field Adjuster covering Bertie, Hertford and Martin counties. He left a legacy of reliability and professionalism that impacted not only his peers and clients, but many others in the community as well.
Mitch learned the piano as a child and often shared funny memories of his introduction to dance and his performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” in high school. One of his favorite hobbies was singing and playing music on the banjo, guitar and piano. While hooking up with friends who loved Latin dancing, he was introduced to his only in a million daughter, Gloria, and made the best decision of his life to marry her! Mitch may have made his debut as a “fighter”, but he has grown into, in his own words, “a lover and a dancer”. Both parents shared their love of dancing with their beautiful daughter, Olivia. Through his profession of faith, Mitch joined the Greenville Seventh-day Adventist Church and was blessed to attend the baptisms of his daughters. His charismatic charm, quick-witted humor, self-discipline and generous love for his daughters Carson and Olivia are fondly remembered.
Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to their daughter Olivia’s school fund.
Visitations will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Cape Fear Baptist Church, 100 Indian Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28312.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Cape Fear Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Cove and Reverend Tony Brewington as officiant.
To send flowers to the family or to plant a tree in memory of Kelly “Mitchell” Ammons, please visit our flower shop.

Posted by Lafayette Funeral Home – Fayetteville on December 20, 2021.


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