Laveda Gayle Kelley

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Laveda Gayle Kelley will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Healdton, with Rev. Ronnie Carroll officiating.

Laveda was born on August 5, 1942 in Ringling, to Lillian (Jackson) and James Leonard Connel. She went to her heavenly home on January 17, 2018. Laveda graduated from Ringling High School in 1960 and moved to Healdton where she raised her 2 children, Shannon and Travis, while providing them a firm foundation in Jesus Christ. Through her children, she was blessed with 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Healdton where she spent many active years singing in the choir and the women's trio.

Laveda was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters Deanna Johnson and Sylvia Robinson; and a nephew Tommy D. Robinson.

She is survived by: her children Shannon Blanco of Ardmore and Travis Kelley and wife Tracy of Healdton; and brother-in-law Dell Johnson of Ringling.Laveda was a devoted, loving grandmother known as "Nannie" by her grandchildren Tyler Blanco and wife Bradi of Norman, OK, Rhianna Blanco of Ardmore, Kyle Kelley of Healdton, Sarah Kelley of Lone Grove, Jessica Kelley of Ada, and Erin Kelley of Healdton. She is also survived by her nephew Benny Robinson of Healdton and Dusty Kelly of Burneyville to whom she was also a special mother figure. She will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice at 207 C. St. NW, Ardmore. You may send your online condolences to

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