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Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC

OBITUARY

Violet Louise Norman Kelley

April 11, 1922February 8, 2015
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Violet Louise Norman Kelley 92 passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Graybrier Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Surry County to the late Frank and Nettie Wagner Norman. Violet attended Mt. Airy Public Schools where she enjoyed intramural sports.

She attended High Point Business School and earned her B. S. Degree. Violet was the Circulation Director at the High Point Public Library for 32 years. She was also a member of the Civitan Club for 35 years and served as president and was a member of the Hospital Gray Lady for 15 years.

A member of Green St. Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School Teacher, WMU Director and WMU President.

She is preceded in death by her son David E. Kelley and nine siblings.

Violet was married to the love of her life Roy Kelley for 71 years, who survives her of the home.

She is also survived by her son Edd Kelley and wife Anne of Trinity, and daughter Linda K. Carroll of Burlington, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at Green St. Baptist Church, on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2;00pm. Visitation will be at the church from 12;30 to 2;00pm.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and CNAs at Graybrier Nursing Center especially Shanon Camp.

In lieu of flowers please make donation to Green St. Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Send on line condolences to www.sechrestfunerals.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 12, 2015

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lee fowler

February 11, 2015

Although I can't be with the family while you remember your loved one,you are all in my thoughts and prayers from afar.

Brenda Farlow

February 11, 2015

Vi was God's servant. Praise God she was fearfully and wonderfully made. She showed and taught us what God's love is. She loved God, Roy, her family, Roy's Sunday School class (which was her class as well), her church, all people, God's little creatures and God's creation, especially flowers. She was our mentor. Her hugs and laughter were contagious. Through her, we learned to hug, laugh, reach out to others, and be giving. Roy and Vi so generously gave not only in monetary form, but also their time and wisdom to everyone in our class and to all people they met. We shall miss her but God has welcomed her home with well done my good and faithful servant. Our prayers and our love are with her family, Lewis and Brenda Farlow

Matt Phillips

February 11, 2015

Vi hired me for my first library job in 1997. I didn't even apply for the job, I applied to volunteer there because I was wanted to see what a library was like before I applied to graduate school for library studies. They happened to have an opening and she called me in for an interview. She told me "I normally don't hire people I know (my family attended Green St too) but I think you will do a good job." She retired less than a year later. I don't think it was because of me...

It's almost 20 years later and I'm a librarian in Virginia. Thank you Vi for giving me the opportunity

Glenda Boling

February 11, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
What a truly beautiful person she was, inside and out.
And a wonderful, kind and loving Aunt.

We loved you, Jewel, Shelby, & Glenda

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