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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Blake Kelley

Mary Elizabeth Blake Kelley, 91, of Pascagoula, MS, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born on August 8, 1926 to the late Edward John and Sarah Mary Blake. She worked as a Title Clerk at the Jackson County Courthouse for many years, and she was a former parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, singing, and playing cards. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart.



Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Kelley; brothers, Edward Blake and Walton Blake; sisters, Verna Jane’ and Jewel Elder; son-in-law, Wayne Shepherd.



Mary is survived by her children, Mary Elizabeth (Ronnie) Haaf, Bridget Kelley Shepherd, Tommy (Diana) Kelley, and Leigh Kelley; grandchildren, Lori Haaf Donald, Anne Marie Haaf (Bruce) Brown, Joseph (Kayla Smith) Haaf, Kelley Mansfield (Rodney) Fountain, Kristi Mansfield (Robbie) Kell; Karly Mansfield (Jason) Richardson, Michelle Shepherd (Kenney)Erickson, Clint Shepherd, Blake (Carly) Kelley, Janna Kelley, Jamie Allman (Brandon) Young, and Casey Allman (Jeremy) Roy; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Blake and Louis Blake; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.



Visitation will held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pascagoula, MS. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at noon with Father Mike Kelleher and Father Mike Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula, MS. Pallbearers will be Blake Kelley, Joseph Haaf, Jeff Elder, Steven Brady, Lance Larson, and Henry Fox.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Matt Kuluz, Francis J. Frederic, Charles Blake, Michael Blake and Joe Mattina.



The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff of MS Home Care and St. Joseph Hospice for the loving care they provided to Mary.



In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul 501 Convent Ave. Pascagoula, MS 39567 or have Mass’s said in memory of Mrs. Kelley for all of the souls in purgatory.



Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

Aug

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3702 Quinn Drive Pascagoula MS, 39581

Service

Thursday

24

Aug

12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3702 Quinn Drive Pascagoula MS, 39581

cemetery

Thursday

24

Aug

1:30 PM
Machpelah Cemetery

5112 Machpelah Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567

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