Thelma Rose Kelly
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LAFAYETTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Thelma Rose Kelly, age 84, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Lafayette, LA.
Pastor Robert Seay, O.F.M. will be the celebrant of the Mass.
Interment will be in the St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Youngsville, LA.
Thelma Rose Kelly was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelly on March 14, 1930. Thelma Rose Kelly was a native of Youngsville, LA, but spent most of her adult life living in Lafayette, LA, died on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital surrounded by her family. She was an active member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Lafayette, LA where she served as a lector. Prior to retirement, Thelma Rose Kelly worked for many years at the Acadana Mall as a custodian. Maw Maw, as she was called by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved spending time with family.
She leaves to mourn three sons: Lonzell Jr. and wife Deneen Gardner of Lafayette, LA, Jerome Gardner of Lafayette, LA, Elmo Jr. and wife Jo Ann Boudreaux of Lafayette, LA and four daughters: Loyce Hearld of Richmond, TX, Sandra Gardner of Lafayette, LA,Sharon and husband James Barnes of Meridian, MS and Gina and husband Jeremiah Zachery of Lafayette, LA. She also leaves to mourn 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Henry and Lizida (Johnson) Kelly and by her six sisters and three brothers: Louise Kelly, Agnes Kelly, Olita St. Julien, Mary Thomas,Willie Mae Broussard, Lizida Leonard, Jean Promise Kelly, Henry Kelly and Clarence Kelly and two sons: Charles Ray Kelly and Larry Gardner.
The Family would like to give thanks to Maison de Lafayette Nursing Home and Syrie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at Syrie Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be recited Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.
Syrie Funeral Home - Lafayette
1417 E. Simcoe St. Lafayette, LA 70501
Published in the The Advertiser on July 22, 2014