A graveside service for Willie Mae Kelley, 96, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Greenlawn Cemetery, with her son, Jeffery Kelley officiating.
A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Willie Mae passed away Thursday, September 29, 2021 at her home. She was born in Homer, Louisiana on December 6, 1924, the daughter of Annie Mae (Martin) Hampton and Moody Hampton.
Willie Mae married Claude Kelley in 1959 in Cleburne, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Holy Temple.
Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Annie Mae and Moody Hampton; husband, Claude Kelley; sons, Dudley Grimes, Joyce Grimes, and Ronnie Grimes; daughter, Dorise Grimes; and eight siblings.
She is survived by her son, Jeffery Kelley; daughter, Delores Grimes Williams and Alma Louise Grimes Johnson; brothers, Johnny Hampton, James Hampton, and Dewey Hampton; sisters, Annie Lee Woodard, Luella Hampton, and Vera Lee Staten; grandchildren, Lana Johnson Phillips, Stanley Johnson, Michael Williams, and Melody Williams Dunn; and a host of other grandchildren and great grandchildren; and other family and friends.
I am blessed to have had you in my life for so many years. I thank God for you..for all the times you were there when I needed a word of encouragement. I can still hear the joy and laughter that you expressed whenever my children and grands were there visiting. You will be greatly missed. I will see you again one day, mom. I will always love you,
For all the years you blessed my life I’m grateful. How incredibly lucky I’ve been. The memories are plentiful and joyous. I can hear your infectious laugh each time I think of you. I still smell your cornbread dressing and fried catfish. From teaching me how to fish, sharing a love of shoes to educating me on your favorite flowers (hydrangeas), you created a lifetime of precious moments. Your constant love shaped and influenced my life in so many ways. You were soft spoken yet you spoke your mind. Grannie, I will love you until the end of time and you will have a special place in my heart, always.