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Rita Fay Kelly
June 27, 1947 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Rita Fay Kelly, 76, of Troup, passed away on September 18, 2023, in Overton, Texas. She was born on June 27, 1947, in Houston, Texas, to the late Charlie Andrew Jones, Sr. and Perna Fay Lloyd.
Funeral services for Rita Kelly will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 23, 2023, at J-C Cowboy Church, Mt. Selman, Texas with Pastor Mike Blumn officiating.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, September 23, 2023, at J-C Cowboy Church, Mt. Selman, prior to the service.
Rita was a resident of the Troup community and a member of the J-C Cowboy Church. She enjoyed many years of service in children’s ministry all over the US. She was an amazing cook, known best for her homemade yeast rolls, affectionately called “Rita Rolls” and loved spending time with her family.
Rita is survived by her son, Roger Kelly of Shreveport, LA; daughters, Karyn Revelle and husband Len of Smithton, IL, and Sandie Dickey and husband Homer of Troup; brother, Charlie Andrew Jones, Jr. and wife Rachel of Whitehouse; sister, Colleen Marek of Gonzales, TX; 6 grandchildren, Michael and Catherine Kelly, Seth Boynton, Brittany and Brandon Brinson, Garrett Boynton, Sydnie Dickey and Eli Dickey; 4 great-grandchildren, Brantley Brinson, Branton Brinson, Brixton Brinson and Brylan Brinson .
Rita is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles Kelly.
Pallbearers will be Roger Kelly, Homer Dickey, Michael Kelly, Brandon Brinson, Seth Boynton, and Garrett Boynton.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Eli Dickey.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.