We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gateway Funerals & Cremation
Harriet Ann Stovall Kelley, 88, died August 13th peacefully in her sleep while under the care of hospice near her North Dallas home. The daughter of Benjamin Franklin “Stovie” Stovall and Evelyn LinchStovall, she was born in Atlanta, GA on December 31st, 1933. She attended Grady High School and later Agnes Scott College (Atlanta), where she earned a degree in Art, and a minor in Botany. In 1958 she married childhood best friend, Lt. JG Charles (Chuck) Morgan Kelley, USN. A writer by profession, Harriet chose to stay at home while her three children were growing up, but continued to inspire others with her poetry. Multi‐talented, she was a prolific poet, artist, musician, and she had a melodic soprano singing voice. Harriet and Chuck were active in church (Druid Hills Baptist in Atlanta, and Park Cities Baptist in Dallas), in various poetry societies (Harriet), and as outspoken advocates for “orphan disease awareness” in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation. She and Chuck were married for 48 years before Chuck passed away in 2006. Preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Eugenia (Genie) Hauersperger, she is survived by her sister Jane “Karen” Stovall of Durham, NC; her son Brian (Brenda) Kelley of Joplin, MO; daughter Laura (Jeff) Tucker, granddaughters Katelyn Hailey (Justin DeCesare), Tara (Bryan) Callahan, and infant great‐granddaughter Reese Callahan, of Southern California; and son John (Jill) Kelley, and grandchildren Ryan and Reese Kelley of Houston, TX.
Memorials: Carcinoid Cancer Foundation https://www.carcinoid.org
A small Graveside Service will be held on Monday, August 29th at the DFW National Cemetery Lane A, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Chuck.