Jo Ann Kelley, 75, of Hemphill, formerly of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, at Hemphill Care Center. She was a native of Bellevue, a long life resident of Orange and had lived the last eight years in Hemphill.

She was born on February 11, 1937 to parents Opal L. (Hodge) and Willis J. Priddy. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed working in her gardens (vegetables, flowers), her yard and going fishing. She was devoted and dedicated to nursing and her family, who she loved spending time with.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Priddy; son, Cecil Kelley; brothers, Arvil and Marvin Priddy, nephew, Joseph Priddy.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Christian and husband, John of Hemphill; brothers, Jerry Priddy and wife, Jean of Orange and Dean Priddy of Port Arthur; grandchildren, William and Hailey Christian and Jennifer LeJeune; great grandchildren, Kennedy, Addalyn, Londyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, July 27, at Dorman Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held July 28, at 10:00 am at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jody Kelley, Joe Kelley, Ray Tilley, Dustin Tilley, Derek Tilley and Ray Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or The American Cancer Society in the loving memory of Jo Ann Kelley.

A special thank you to Hemphill Care Center and Odyssey Hospice in Jasper for the love and care given to our loved one.

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