Mary Lou Kelly

August 24, 1933July 3, 2019

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Mary Lou Kelly passed away peacefully at the age of 85.

Mary Lou was born on August 24, 1933 in Seguin, Texas to Alexander and Inez (Hooper) Gregg. She received her certification in Medical Technology in 1952 from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1954 from Southwest Texas State University. She worked as a Medical Technologist in Hematology in clinical laboratories for 10 years, later receiving her Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1981 and serving for a decade as an instructor in Phlebotomy at Tarrant County Junior College. Later in life she had an almost 30-year career as a real estate agent.

Mary Lou had a lifelong passion for the arts and commitment to volunteer and service work. She was a dedicated member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild, Fort Worth Symphony League, and Tarrant County Child Protective Services Board for decades as well as serving for many years as a docent at the Kimball Art Museum and coordinator of donations to the Presbyterian Night Shelter of Fort Worth. She will be remembered by friends and family for her loyalty and devotion to the causes and the people close to her heart.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her father, Alexander, mother, Inez, and siblings, Bruce, Mildred, Steven, and DeWitt. She is survived by her three children, David, Laura, and Joan, and her four grandchildren, Chad, Lauren, Kayla, and Molly.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive, Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00pm.

Mary Lou asked that donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, in lieu of flowers.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 9, 2019


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Joan Gaspard

July 14, 2019

Our long friendship began when we served on Tarrant County Child Protective Services Board. Many years have passed as we continued sharing friends, live theatre, love of unique eateries, exploring our family roots, book clubs, devotion to our churches, lengthy & entertaining phone calls. Much, much more cemented a great friendship. Miss you!