Bernice Laverne Kelly, a resident of Dothan, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Flowers Hospital. She was 66.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2012 at St. Columba Catholic Church Chapel with Rev. Mr. Rick Risher and Rev. Andy Wood officiating.
Mrs. Kelly was born on April 11, 1946 in Dothan, Ala. and lived the early years of her life in Frostproof, Florida. She was a resident of Dothan for the past 12 years. She was a devout Christian and Godfearing woman and a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Kelly is predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Frances Lockard; a brother, Jim Locklerr and a sister, Betty Nolin.
Survivors include five children, A.J. Shields (Kristy) of Headland, Ala., Sherie Cunningham (John) of Dothan, Ala., Michael Kelly of Dothan, Ala., Christie Kelly of Lakeland, Fla. and Matthew Kelly (Krystal) of Dothan, Ala.; thirteen grandchildren, Sierra Shields, Dara Cunnigham, Tristin DeCroo, Lyleigh Cunningham, Christopher Kelly, Emily Kelly, Justin Bundy, River Gipson, Holly Gipson, Joshua Kelly, Samantha Church, Jazsmen Kelly and Skilar Kelly; a sister, Linda Lavender and a brother, David Lockard, both of Lake Wales, Fla.
Byrd Funeral Home in Dothan, Ala. is in charge of arrangements.