Nancy Lee Swan Kelly

Published 1:54 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008

By Staff
LEXINGTON, S.C. – Nancy Lee Swan Kelly, 54, of River Crossing Road, passed on into God’s loving embrace on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 in Augusta, Ga.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Kersey officiating. Entombment followed in Westover Memorial Park at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Kelly was the wife of Robert Kennedy Kelly. Both resided in Lexington, S.C. This is a story that needs to be told; a person who was always kind, loving, patient and never complained about adversity. She seemed to know she was predestined to her fate and was determined to go with her dreams. Upon graduation from college she worked in human resources for Club Corp. of Knoxville, Tenn. and Coca Cola in Greenville, S.C.. Her love for horses placed her in the top five at the International Arabian Horse Show. Her next challenge was facing a cancerous brain tumor. Her treatment was successful only to be followed by her being struck by a reckless, speeding driver. She suffered through many more head traumas and brain tumors throughout the years, but was too physically weak to fight back. She and Bobby faced each new challenge knowing that God has a purpose unknown to us. Between each challenge, they enjoyed trips overseas, cruises and vacations. Nancy had a way of touching others with her faith. The family wishes to thank all who prayed and cared for her through the years. To the families that have and will face the same heartache, the family wishes God’s richest blessings.
Loving family members include her parents Frank and Ruth Swan of North Augusta; her sister Sue Ann Abdulla (Dr. Abdulla) of Augusta; her mother-in-law Nell G. Kelly; great aunt Naomi Howatter; brother-in-law Jeff Kelly (Farrell); sister-in-law Martha K. Smith (Doug); nieces and nephews Aaliya A. Landholt (Cary), Mikaal M. Abdulla (Rangana), Siara Swan Abdulla, Zain Abedin Abdulla, Abbie Kelly, Hannah Kelly, Caroline Kelly, Katie Smith and Drew Smith; great nieces and nephews Aamir Abdulla, Imaan Abdulla and Sasha Landholt.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 1365 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909.
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Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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