Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 18, 2014

Cleo Rosellen Kelly

Cleo Rosellen Kelly, 68, of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 13, 2014 after surgery in Waco. Cleo was born Nov. 4, 1945 to Elisha (Bully) and Clara Carver and was a long time resident of Corsicana. She was a loving mother and Nanny and could brighten anyones day with her ability to make you laugh even during the toughest times.

Cleo is preceded in death by her parents Elisha (Bully) and Clara Carver; brother, Earl Carver; nephews, Kevin Haynes and Dirk Messer; daughter-in-law Betty DeChaume and brother-in-law, Bill Prince.

She is survived by her children, Richard Kelly, Heather Kelly, Michele and husband Tim Easley, Renee and husband Terry Sanchez and Jeff Kelly and wife Carol Turner all of Corsicana; sisters, LaRue Prince of Mexia, Jewel Haynes of Syracuse, NY; brothers, Frank Carver of Barry, Clayton Carver of Barry and Calvin Carver of Amarillo. She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with David Bolden and Tim Easley officiating.  Cleo will be laid to rest at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rickey Beck, Eric Hancock, Rodney Carver, Quintin Carver, Zack Carver and Phillip Mesker.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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