Mary Louise Harrell Kelley
Published 12:13 am Saturday, November 16, 2013
Mary Louise Harrell Kelley, 97, of Tampa, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in Tampa.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Climax Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Poppell officiating. Interment followed at Mars Hill Christian Church Cemetery with Wally Baldwin, Tracy Regazzoni, Tim Roda, Erik Regazzoni, Wayne Price, and Billy Fletcher serving as active pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Climax Baptist Church Missions Fund, P. O. Box 37 Climax, GA 39834.
Mrs. Kelley was born May 20, 1916 in Climax, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Harrell and Mary Elizabeth Harrell. While in Climax she worked at Trulock Supply Company and during WW II she worked as a railroad depot agent with Atlantic Coastline Railroad. Mrs. Kelley was a member of Climax Baptist Church and attended Ballast Point Baptist Church in Tampa. She was a homemaker and military wife and also worked as a volunteer with the American Heart Association. She had a strong faith in the Lord and that faith is what sustained her through the trials in her life. She felt very blessed by the outpouring of love and care from her family, especially the care provided by her daughters Julie and Janice.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, and her husband, Clifton Maurice Kelley.
Survivors include her children, Janice Kelley of Climax, Julie Baldwin and her husband, Wally, of Tampa, Thomas Kelley and his wife, Judy, of Washington; her sister, Marjorie Harrell of Climax; her grandchildren, Thomas Christopher Kelley and his wife, Lulita, Angie Baldwin Roda and her husband, Tim, Katie Baldwin Toth and her husband, Peter, Tracy Baldwin Regazzoni and her husband, Erik; her great-grandchildren, Christin and Thomas Kelley III, Caleb and Jordan Roda, and Lukas and New Baby Toth; four great-great grandchildren; her niece, Debra Grover Carr and her husband, Wayne, and their children, Joe, Damien and Dana.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.