Carol Elizabeth Sherrer Kelly

Carol Elizabeth Sherrer Kelly

January 18, 1949 - January 18, 2019 

            Carol Elizabeth Sherrer Kelly, 70, of Bay City, Texas passed away January 18, 2019.  She was born January 18, 1949 in Houston, Texas to Kenneth Lee Sherrer and Patricia Ann Wegner Sherrer. 

            Carol was preceded in death by her father, (Kenneth); her husband of 40 years, Joe Kelly; Bobby Tucker (“the son she never had”); and their beloved dog, Ranger.

            She is survived by her mother, Patsy Sherrer Anderson; daughters, Alisha Kelly and Allison Kelly Lawhon; sisters, Terry Andresen (Steve) and Nancy Bullock (Mickey); brother, Alan Sherrer (Lynn); grandchildren, Sydney and Brody Lawhon, and Karley Kelly. Debbie Bingham; mother-in-law, Raye Kelly; sister-in-law, Peggy Roome; as well as an extensive number of other relatives and close friends.

            Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.  Those who loved her knew she enjoyed shopping, reading, and spending time with friends and family and Starbucks.  Beyond all of this, the things that brought her the most joy were those moments spent with children and grandchildren. She loved cheering them on at their games and activities, as well as cuddling up to watch their favorite shows. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and loved ones. A true matriarch, she loved, counseled and protected those who were dearest to her. Though she was modest to a fault, amongst Carol’s numerous life accomplishments was her notoriety for the best fried chicken in town. Her door was always open for those who loved her and her generous spirit was inspiration to all who knew her. 

            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City with the Rev. Chester Sassman officiating.

            Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

            Pallbearers will be Jason Gilmer, Scott Lawhon, Paul Roome, Christopher Sneath, Joel Wamget and Austin Roome. Honorary pallbearers are Brody Lawhon and Woody Kellogg.

            The family wishes to thank those who have extended financial and emotional support for Carol during her final days. 

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            Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas; (979) 245-4613.