Dylan Matthew Kelley

May 27, 1998 - August 27, 2017

Dylan Matthew  Kelley

Dylan Matthew Kelley, 19, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. A native and lifelong resident of the area, he was born on May 27, 1998, to Rhonda Smith Kelley and Kelly Kelley.

Dylan attended All Saints Episcopal, graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, and was currently a student at Lamar University. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and alumni and counselor at Camp Longhorn in Burnet. Dylan was an avid watch collector and loved cars and soccer. He had a strong compassion for people, and was kindhearted towards everyone he met especially his younger brothers. Dylan had such an enthusiasm for life and always loved a good time. His contagious smile was impossible not to notice. Dylan’s friendly personality touched so many people, and he never met a stranger.

Survivors include his parents; Rhonda and Kelly Kelley of Beaumont; brothers, Kristopher Kelley, Sean Kelley, and Brett Kelley; maternal grandparents, Lois and Jerry Smith of Nederland; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Mark Domingue of Austin; great-grandfather, Felix Webber of Beaumont; uncles, Kevin Smith and his wife, Deborah, of Nederland and Joe Kelley and his wife, Melody, of Beaumont; cousins, Heather Neely and her husband, Rick, of Fannett; Amanda Smith; Kayla Smith; and Hannah Smith, all of Nederland; and Kendra and Adam Kelley; and special friend, Katelynn Jade Huckabay.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Hugh Clifton Kelley.

A gathering of Dylan’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal School, 4108 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or the ARC of Greater Beaumont, 4330 Westridge Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, September 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Christian Vigil
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (16)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 14:36 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • The Rizzotto Family

    15 September 2017 at 02:34 | #

    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Mickie W King

    14 September 2017 at 20:01 | #

    I pray for God's healing strength to you.


  • Don and Dene Tate

    14 September 2017 at 17:08 | #

    Loi and Jerry and family - we are so very sorry for the loss of this fine young man.. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.. XOXO


  • Randy & Bonnie Reese

    13 September 2017 at 15:36 | #

    Jerry, Kelly , Rhonda
    Bonnie and I are heartbroken at your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.


  • Tracy Byrd

    12 September 2017 at 02:28 | #

    Our family is so sad and heartbroken over your loss. Dylan was such a wonderful boy and young man. There was never a time that I seen him that he did not smile and shake my hand and say "Hello Mr. Byrd" You did a wonderful job raising Dylan, your loss is unfathomable and I hurt for y'all. Know that we will miss him also because he was such a fine person. God Bless You.


  • DJ and Rosie Penning

    12 September 2017 at 00:51 | #

    Jerry, Kelly, Rhonda and family,
    We are so sad to hear of Dylan's death. Robbie Pike called this evening. We remember meeting him at your home....a special young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending our love and sympathy. DJ and Rosie


  • Noel Smith

    10 September 2017 at 23:08 | #

    My thoughts & prayers are with you. I will miss my Kelly classmate.

    Noel Smith and Family.


  • Timberlake family

    08 September 2017 at 15:11 | #

    Our prayers continue to be with your sweet family in your loss. There are no words to ease this pain, but we pray that the Lord surround you with His peace and comfort.


  • Shanoah Hilliard

    07 September 2017 at 17:39 | #

    Our family is so saddened to hear the news of this sweet boy's passing. The Hilliards are deep in prayer for your family.


  • Richard Morreale

    07 September 2017 at 17:25 | #

    Please know your family will be in the Morreale prayers.


  • Patricia Behnken

    07 September 2017 at 12:43 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family. If you need anything let me know. Sending my love to y'all!


  • Libbie and James Stinson

    07 September 2017 at 12:07 | #

    Jerry Lynne and Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you and the entire Kelley family strength and peace. My deepest condolences.. I love you!


  • Don and Jennifer Cohenour

    06 September 2017 at 00:56 | #

    We are so very sorry for you loss you will be in our thoughts and prayers


  • Doreen Borel

    04 September 2017 at 14:04 | #

    I am Katelynn Jade's grandmother. Dylan had been to my home several times , he was an amazing, sweet young man.. He made my granddaughter very happy! I am so sorry not only for the Kelly family but for what the world will miss out on by Dylan not being here. I truly feel Katelynn and Dylan were soul mates and pray Katelynn won't be afraid to love again . My deepest condolences go to the Kelly family for the loss of their son and brother .


  • Dolores DuBois Polnick

    31 August 2017 at 23:08 | #

    So very sorry for Jerrylynn and family.


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