Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly, 96, of Marlin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at a local nursing center, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Trinity Memorial Baptist Church in Marlin with Rev. Allen Six officiating. Burial will follow at Kosse Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, October 3rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Lillian Grace was born January 7, 1915 in Kosse to Lonnie and Jennie (Smith) Briggs. At the age of eighteen, she married Maurice Kelly in Kosse. They moved to Marlin in 1961. She worked over 50 years as a sales lady at Marlin area retail stores. She was a member of Trinity Memorial Baptist Church in Marlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Kelly; brothers, Roy, Eli, Herman, and Frank Briggs; sisters, Irene Singclair, Mary Richardson, Dorothy Carfagna, Bessie McKinney; and her parents.

Survivors include her children, Lonnie Kelly of Marlin, LaVelle Topaloff of Waco, Bill Kelly of Bryan, and Herman

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  1. Carol (Bratcher) Bullock

    She was a lovely person.

  2. Chip, Brenda, Maddie & Mac Seigman

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow. Butch, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  3. Butch,
    My family sends our deepest sympathies to you and yours. Have peace in your heart that your sweet mother is now waiting for you all in heaven. Kenneth (Hoot), Cody and kids

  4. I will miss Grace Kelly. She brightened my days. She was a friend and a sister in the Lord.

  5. Many years have past since my high school days with Butch. Those were some wonderful years and during them I had the great pleasure meeting Mrs. Kelly and growing quite fond of her. What patience she had dealing with teenage boys. My mother called to tell me the sad news and commented that Mrs. Kelly was such a "sweet, kind,gracious lady". That is her legacy.
    With deep sympathy for your lose.

    Respectfully, Edward Frazier

  6. James and Gena Rowell

    Our sweet Favorite aunt, we will miss you were a wonderful sweet person and we love you..

  7. Jimmie (Inmon) Tillmon

    I didn’t know about the loss of your mom until the Groesbeck Journal came with her obituary in it. She was a precious lady.

    May God bless each of you.

  8. Josie (Wojchowski) Thomas

    Sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. From Josie, and Jeanette.

  9. Kenneth and Loretta Easter

    So sorry for your lose. Grace was a sweet lady.

  10. Linda Graham Clawson

    I am so sorry to hear NaNa is gone but know she is happy and at peace where she is at.I will always have fond memories of her in my heart.

  11. How excited she must be to be in the presence of the Lord!!!

  12. Lisa Moser (Providence Hospice Social Worker)

    To Lavelle, Bill, Butch, and the rest of the family: please know what an honor it was to care for sweet Ms. Kelly for the few weeks that we were able to. You all are are a true testimony of a devoted, compassionate, caring family. Know that you are in the thoughts of many during this time.

  13. Nanny was my second mother. Loved her very much.

  14. Sharon Hammond, RN, MSN - Providence Hospice RN Case Manager

    Lonnie, LaVelle, Bill and Butch — and all of Mrs. Kelly’s loving family — please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Thank you so very much for sharing your mother with me and allowing me to be part of her care during her final weeks. She is now wearing a heavily jeweled crown in the midst of loved ones gone before her. She will be missed by all.

    You all were such a devoted, loving family and she felt it at all times to the end. Be blessed.

  15. I have no doubt that Grace’s legacy will live on strongly through this amazing family. She will continue to bless others through the stories you share about her. May God lift your hearts and bring you all peace.

  16. Sheila Clay-Lednicky

    Remembering your Mother as a sweet and loving person.God bless all of you.

  17. Stephanie L. Ayala

    My condolences Mr. Butch Kelly. Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  18. To the family of Mrs.Grace Kelly. I would like to say my deepest sympathy. She was the most gracious and loving lady. I want too
    tell all of you how much I cared for her and her family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Virginia and Jack Foshee

  19. Wrenie (Polk) Wheeless

    Ms. Kelly was a beautiful person. She was my sunday school teacher at Trinity Memorial 28 years ago. She has touched many lives with her warm and friendly nature. May the lord give her family peace that passes all understanding.

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