Douglas Kelly

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Douglas Kelly, 62, of Many passed away in his home surrounded by family members on Oct. 13, 2013. Douglas always had a smile on his face and talked about Jesus. He was known for his “Dougie Hugs” and never missed an opportunity to hug someone and tell them, “Thank you Jesus for you.” It was his way of letting them know that Jesus loves them. If anyone would do something wrong, he would tell them, “Jesus doesn’t like that.” He worked at Burger King this past year, wiping tables, sweeping and mopping the floor, many times giving his co-workers and even some of the customers a “Dougie Hug” along with a great big smile. He loved to go to Wal-Mart, buying another clock or watch to add to his ever-growing collection. Every Sunday morning at church he would sing his favorite song, “Jesus Loves Me” as a special for Jesus. Visitation was at Lakeside Baptist Church beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, with the Rev. Bill Craft officiating. Burial followed in the Lakeside Baptist Cemetery. Douglas is preceded in death by his parents Max Kelly and Alma Lenora Gilbert; stepmom, Irlene Spalding Kelly; his brother David McCoy, and his sisters Maxine Kelly and Jeanette Johnson. He is survived by his brothers: CM Kelly and wife Liz of Many, John McCoy and wife Glenda of Sulphur; and his sisters: Kathleen Stoker and husband Chuck of Oklahoma City, Okla., Peggy Meche of Westlake, Elsie Worrick of Lake Charles, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Pallbearers were Shawn Kelly, Joshua Kelly, Jacob Kelly, Jonathan Kelly, Tim Kelly and John Chiasson. Honorary Pallbearers were Austin Kelly, Tyler Kelly and Dylan Martin. The family wishes to offer special thanks to Hospice of Leesville for their tender loving care they provided for Douglas during his illness. Online condolences may be made the family at
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