Date of BirthNovember 01, 2017

Alvetta Mae Kelly Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 01, 2017

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Date of PassingJanuary 30, 2017

Alvetta Mae Kelly Obituary

from reno, Texas, United States

Date of BirthNovember 01, 2017

Alvetta Mae Kelly Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 01, 2017

667 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 30, 2017

Alvetta Mae Kelly Obituary

from reno, Texas, United States


Alvetta Mae (Babe/Babysister) KellySan AngeloAlvetta Mae (Babe/Babysister) Kelly passed away peacefully to join her husband and loved ones in Heaven on June 30, 2017.She was born on Nov. 21, 1931, to Major Lee and Corean Ruthel Lott Spurlock in San Angelo, Texas.Alvetta was an only child, her mother and father preceded her in death. She was a lifetime member of Wesley Trinity United Methodist Church.She graduated from Blackshear High School at the age of 16. After high school, Alvetta attended Huston-Tillotson University, a private historically black university in Austin, Texas, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree.Alvetta married Benjamin F. Kelly on Aug. 25, 1954, and to this union three children were born.Alvetta had a beautiful smile and a warm heart, a generous loving sprit, always putting others first before her own needs. She absolutely loved teaching, football, track, cooking and helping others.She had a passion for teaching and absolutely loved her students. Alvetta's teaching career spanned over 30 years where she taught at Blackshear Elementary School, Belaire Elementary School and Austin Elementary School. She retired at the age of 55 from Austin Elementary School in 1991.Her favorite pass-time was reading her bible and daily devotions, sports, cooking, helping others and sending greeting cards to friends and relatives.Over the years she had taken several ASU students/football players under her wings. Loving each of them as only a mom could. Attending their football games, providing home cooked meals and sharing her love and support. One football player in particular, Michael H. Millegan, who she lovingly referred to as her self-adopted son, remained in constant contact and communication with her until her death. They shared a special bond unlike any other.She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Sharon Evonne Kelly Rivers of Missouri City, Texas and Patricia LaTrelle Kelly Thompson of San Angelo, Texas; son Michael Durand Kelly of San Angelo; her self-adopted son, Michael H. Millegan of Seattle, Washington; grandson Andre Lanier Thompson of San Angelo; great-granddaughter Alyssa Thompson of San Angelo; great-grandson Kelien Thompson of San Angelo; brother-in-law James A. Kelly and spouse Dessie Kelly of Inglewood, California; two sisters-in-law Bettie Kelly of San Angelo and Bobby Kelly of Clinton, Maryland, Ruby Lott of North Carolina; the Bradley family of Calfornia; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends, including her dear friends, Mary Jean Lewis, Mae Francis Owens and Ralph Powell of San Angelo, also survive Alvetta.The family expresses deep appreciation to Shannon Hospital 4th and 6th floor nursing, CNA and housekeeping staff, DaVita Dialysis Center and Staff, Park Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the nurses, staff members, employees and friends who live at Park Plaza. She also leaves two special caring friends at Park Plaza, her dear roommate Pat Hawkins and Sylvia Rodriguez, her most dedicated caregiver.Open visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2017, at Harper Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Harper Funeral Home in San Angelo with Rev. Jeremy Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.On Sept. 12 2014, Michael H. Millegan donated funds for renovation of what is now known as the Ben and Alvetta Kelly Weight Room in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Michael H. Millegan also created the Ben and Alvetta Kelly Football Scholarship Endowment, which will annually award a scholarship to a member of the ASU Rams football team.In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Ben and Alvetta Scholarship Endowment at Angelo State University by contacting Jamie Akins.Family and friends may share condolences and sign the online register book at harper-funeralhome.com.

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