Carolyn Strain Kelly
Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. Zachary, LA - Zachary
4230 High Street
Zachary, LA
How Will I Be Remembered? What will they say about me, These whom I hold so dear? What will they best remember, When I am no longer here? Will they recall mistakes I've made Battles I never won? Moments of Things I have left undone? Will they censor my human failings and wish I'd been noble and strong? Will they scoff at the hopes I nurtured the dreams that somehow went wrong? Or will they be moved by compassion Directed from Heaven above , To temper their judgement with kindness and soften their memories with love. Carolyn Strain Kelly, a resident of Clinton, died on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice. She was 83 years old and was retired from the East Feliciana Parish School System with 20 years of service. Carolyn was laid to rest at a private graveside service at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Pride. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl K. Griffin and husband, Charles, 2 sons, Randy J. Kelly and wife, Melissa and Shawn M. Kelly and wife, Angie. A sister, Alice Faye Morris and husband, Hubert, 4 brothers, John B. Strain and wife, Doris, Dr. Robert W. Strain and wife, Mary, Duane Strain and wife, Michelle and John Dykes and wife, Mary. Sister-in-law, Pat Strain and brother-in-law, Vane Burge. Eleven grandchildren, Haley Pendarvis, Matthew Griffin, Will Griffin, Cole Kelly, Brody Kelly, Brooks Kelly, MaCaul Kelly, Hudson Kelly, Walker Kelly, Garrett Kelly and Savanah Armstrong. 9 great grandchildren. Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Tinker" Kelly, mother, Willie C. Brashier, father, Roy Strain, step-father, Lanier Brashier, brother, Ben Roy Strain, Jr. and a sister, Shirley "Sissy" Burge. Carolyn loved growing flowers, caring for her beloved pets, rescuing homeless animals, music and dancing with her husband during their younger years. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at

Published by The Advocate from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2021.
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Cheryl I´m so sorry to hear about your mama my thoughts and prayers are with you during these times.
Paula Bunch
November 21, 2021
I´ll never forget Saturday´s watching Porter Wagoner with Tinker and Carolyn. She was in love with Conway Twitty. Those were some days I cherish. Cheryl and I were like peas and carrots. I loved all of y´all and still do to this day.
Mike Kelly
November 20, 2021
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