Kelli Jo Carpenter, age 45, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022 in Summerfield Florida. She is survived by her children Katelyn Carpenter, Allison Carpenter, Jayden (Yeilina) Carpenter, grandchildren Amelia, Barrett, Oakley, Yasiah, mother Sylvia Trenum, brother John (Donna)South, sister Kristina (David) Adams and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Kelli Jo was beautiful, feisty, and outspoken; her personality lit up any room. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Even while struggling, she always had the sweetest disposition. Kelli loved her family deeply, wanted to adopt every animal she saw, and play with every child she came across. She loved cleaning, gardening, cooking, and making others feel special. Kelli believed strongly in second chances maybe, because she always craved another chance for herself. After a long battle with drug addiction, her earthy life was ended by Heroin Overdose. No matter how troubled her life, she was not defined by her addiction and mistakes. We all know she was so much more than that. Kelli Jo had dreams for her future and fought all the way until the end. Unfortunately, she couldn’t break the chains of this disease. Addiction hides in the face of people all around us-it doesn’t discriminate. Addiction will take hold and destroy anyone in its path including the families and people who love them. Kelli Jo wasn’t just another statistic; she had a big heart and a gift that the world can never replace. Her family loved her very much and tried to help her win her battle. In this situation, there is a very fine line between helping and enabling. Her family finds comfort in knowing that she has been relieved of her pain by the Lord Jesus Christ. He knew she was ready. With his divine love, grace, and mercy we know we will see her again when he calls us home. Kelli’s family appreciates all the love and support extended by family and friends. Kelli’s private service will be held in Wildwood Florida, by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you share Kelli’s story and the information below so that those who may be struggling with addiction can seek help. This battle does not have to be fought alone. Lovingly submitted by her sister, Kristina Adams. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline:1-800-662-4357Published by Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations on Oct. 21, 2022.