Betty Kelly

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Betty Kelly passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her home. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 86 years on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers followed by burial in Littlefield Memorial Park.

Betty was born on May 20, 1931, to Bud and Mary (Page) Emery in Brownfield, TX. Betty lived in Amherst and worked as manager for Jolly Roger convenient store in Littlefield. On June 6, 1961 she married “B.B.” Kelly in Brownfield. Betty moved to Lubbock in 2001. She was an active member of Woodrow Baptist Church and volunteered for many years at Bender Terrace Nursing Home. Betty was a caregiver for many and enjoyed baking for shut-ins. She adored her family and each one held a special place in her heart. Betty enjoyed camping with her family, sewing, and crafting. She was meticulous at keeping her home clean and organized.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, B.B. Kelly; two sons, infant, David Reed Johnson, and Danny Ray Johnson; and sister, Francis Keith.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Brenda Goyne and husband, Bernie; step-daughter, Pam Frederick and husband, Rick; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and also her beloved puppies, KoKo and Joy.


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6 thoughts on “Betty Kelly”

  1. Ruben and Pam Osuna

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our sweet friend Betty. She was a true treasure.

  2. Clyde and Mary Brownlow

    Betty was our neighbor in Amherst for many years. She made “plum good cake” for us at Christmas. Speaking of her boundless energy, another neighbor once said, “I’ll bet Betty could crochet an afghan in one day.” God Bless her family.

  3. Jill and Tehya (Gardner) LaBadie

    Oh sweet Betty, always a smile, and a great big hug and kiss when we saw her… Tehya and I have precious memories of sitting beside her at church on Sundays, laughing with her, baking cookies for the residents at the nursing home she volunteered at, and I will always remember that she and my Grandpa were the best domino players at Woodrow Baptist. God’s light shined in everything she did. She was always so much fun! I cherish the times we had together at church, she will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We loved her dearly. I am so sad that I just now saw word about her passing. Colton, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Your grandmother was A VERY SPECIAL BLESSING to all who met her. She will truly be missed.

  4. My Sister, Denese and I just found out about the loss of Betty. We are sadden that we had lost touch so many years ago. She and her husband were very close friends of our family. We have such fond memories full of laughter and joy. We send our condolence to her family and friends. God Bless.

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