Lilly Corene (Hickman) Kelley

Lilly Corene (Hickman) Kelley

Lilly Corene (Hickman) Kelley, 97, was called home to be with her heavenly Father during the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Corene was born August 19, 1923, in Ryan, Oklahoma, to Porter Jack and Cora Lee (Martin) Hickman. She married Milton Kelley in Richmond, California on February 20, 1943. A resident of George West since 1967, Corene was an active and faithful member of First United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Cora Hickman; her husband, Milton Kelley; four brothers, Marvin, Martin, Jack and Buford Hickman; and a sister, Mary Nash.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Butch) Amaimo of Port Lavaca and Patti Bernal of Beeville; two sons, Ronnie (Carol Anne) Kelley of Yantis and Randy (Barbara) Kelley of Copperas Cove; a sister, Martha Olson of Kingsville; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Visitation was held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 16, at First United Methodist Church in George West followed by the funeral service at 10 o’clock with Rev. John Cochran officiating. Burial followed in the George West Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Neal Kelley, Kyle Kelley, Jon Amaimo, Johnny Garza, Jason Dumas and Chris Bernal.

Galloway & Sons Funeral Home

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