The family requests visitation be held Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday, May 26, 2023.
Mrs. Kelly, 90, of Alexandria passed from this life, Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Rapides Regional Medical Center.
During her working career, she was a Registered Nurse. She was a devoted mother who dearly loved to read, do crossword puzzles and word games, and bake cookies for gift-giving. She loved her Lord God, and Savior Jesus Christ for her lifetime, and as His child, she was a member of Horseshoe Baptist Church in Alexandria and subsequently Philadelphia Baptist Church Horseshoe Drive, for 53 years (beginning from the day Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon). She sang in the choir and in ensembles, and served in the nursery during Sunday School, teaching toddlers about Jesus.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ray Normand Kelly; parents, John Albert and Corrine Corley Zabasky; sister, Geraldine “Gerry” Carley; brothers, Gordon Kent Zabasky, John Zabasky and Alan Neal Zabasky, and son-in-law, Donnie Paul.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Keith Kelly, and wife, Tammy; daughters, Mona Kelly and Kathy Kelly Paul; grandson, Karye Kelly and his mother, Katie Rougeau; bonus daughter, Allison Kelly Stokes; bonus sister, Faye Welch and her beloved her granddogs, Chaney Kelly and Tyler Paul and a host of other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Russell Wilks, Brian Wilks, Rory Roark, Mark Wilks, Eric Stokes and Bo Douglas.
The family would like to thank the following for all their care to her, during the last 25 years; Dr. Michael Leddy, III, Dr. Howard Wold, Kelly White, P.A., Dr. Jeff Grizzaffi, Dr. Michael Buck, Dr. Steven Arnold, Jr., Dr. Virginia Locke, Dr. David Allie, Dr. Wesley Davis, and the RN’s and LPN’s at Lagniappe Home Health and the 4th-floor staff of Rapides Regional Medical Center South Tower.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Philadelphia Baptist Church Horseshoe Drive, 2022 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301.