Nancy Virginia Cowart Kelley

June 26, 1933 - November 2, 2021

Nancy Virginia Cowart Kelley, 88, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021. She was born on June 26, 1933, in Laurel, Mississippi, to Virginia and Ollie “Neil” Cowart. Nancy was a founding member of Praise Church.

Though her name was Nancy, friends, family, and even people who had never met her personally knew her as Gongy, the name given to her by her first grandchild.

More than anything else, and above all else, Nancy was a committed and genuine follower of Jesus … she knew Him as her savior and her best friend. Anyone who knew Nancy Kelley knows what Jesus is like, because she reflected His character, His kindness, and His humility in all she did.

Survivors include her son, Patrick Kelley and his wife, Valerie; daughters, Mary Yannet, and Cathy Kelly and her husband, Tim; son, Tim Kelley and his wife, Patty; daughter, Bettie Berkhouse and her husband, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Kittye Kelley; thirty-three grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marie Webb and June McGrath and her husband, Bob; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pat Kelley; son, Mike Kelley; brother, Bill Webb; and son-in-law, Pete Yannet.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Kelley may be made to Praise Church, 8150 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

A gathering of Mrs. Kelley’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • November 5, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • November 6, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (6)

    Nancy Weed says:

    She was a very outgoing and strong Women.
    She had fun in her life and a lot of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. And her Children. She loved them all. They were her life. She will be greatly missed.
    Scott & Nancy Weed

    We LOVE YOU and we will MISS YOU!
    Scott and Nancy Weed

    Valerie says:

    Thank you!!! Love and kisses!!!

    Betty Norvell Downs says:

    Nancy was a true friend and
    Neighbor. A person who both
    Loved and Served God.

    She not only “talked the “talk”
    But “walked the walk”.

    God called her home, He has
    another Angel.

    Only a few days before Debby
    And I moved to Colorado, she
    And Mary came to visit us. she
    Had not been well; however
    She was as cheerful as ever and as usual wasWitnessing for ou

    Nancy lives on in my memory.

    Nancy was. LOVE.

    Mary Yannet says:

    It was a lovely visit and the highlight of her summer . Forever friends are the best !

    Kay Sells Eastman says:

    Such a dear, loving lady! I have loved knowing her through the years and know what a blessing she has been to all who knew her!

    Wayne and Deborah Walker says:

    Cathy and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mother was a very sweet lady. I know how much you will miss her and I know how much your are hurting right now. May you find comfort in your memories of her in the days and years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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