Kathy Kay Kelly Gage was born in Tyler, TX on August 12, 1959 to Robert Edgar “Bear” Kelly and Dorothy Maye Todd Kelly. She passed from this life in Longview, TX on December 23, 2020. She was a Christian and active member of Mulberry Springs Baptist Church of Hallsville where she was a part of several of Mulberry’s ministries.
Kathy loved being involved in her church. Her passion was being a homemaker – and especially being a grandmother (a.k.a “Bam”) to her two granddaughters, Breonna and Wylder.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Robert Edgar “Bear” Kelly.
Survivors include sons Michael Loyd Yielding of Tyler and Michael’s daughter Breonna Yielding of Longview, and Kelly Mitchel Yielding and wife Rachel and their daughter Wylder of Longview. Kathy is also survived by her mother and two brothers - Robert Karl Kelly (and wife Jannabeth) of Lindale and Michael Todd Kelly (and wife Susan) of Tyler, and nephews Preston Tyler Kelly, Gregory Austin Kelly, Mason Robert Kelly, and Peyton Charles Kelly.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Tuesday December 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home. A Life Celebration funeral service will be held on Wednesday December 30 at 10:00 am at Mulberry Springs Baptist Church, 16376 FM 449, Hallsville, TX with Dr. Danny Warbington officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Tyler, TX at 2:00.
Pallbearers will be Michael Yielding, Kelly Yielding, Paul Kelly Barron, Jimmy Ragsdale, Todd Kelly, and Robert Kelly. Honorary pall bearers will be Jimmy Barron, Mike Barron, Ricky Barron, and Roy Ed Kelly.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, staff and other caregivers at Longview Regional Medical Center for their care and compassion for Kathy and Kathy’s family, as well as Shannon Vickery and Bonnie Roraback, Kathy’s dear friends.
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