Obituary of Roslyn Kelly
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Roslyn Angela Marie Kelly was born on April 12, 1964 in New Orleans, LA to the union of Octavus Roy Kelly and Elizabeth Beo Kelly. She departed this life on Friday, February 10, 2023 in Dallas, TX at the age of 58. Roslyn attended Corpus Christi Catholic School during her elementary years. This was the beginning of her Christian journey. She then attended Livingston Middle School and McDonogh #35 Senior High School. Her college education began in New Orleans at Delgado Community College where she earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice followed by a bachelor’s degree from Southern University. She later pursued a career in Education earning her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern University. After gaining years of experience in the classroom in various schools, she earned a master’s degree from Concordia University. She worked as an elementary school teacher for several years in the New Orleans school district. After Hurricane Katrina, Roslyn made Texas her permanent home. She taught in Garland, Lewisville, and Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School Districts. She was adored by her students, parents, and fellow educators. As a woman of strong Christian faith, Roslyn participated in numerous bible studies and attended worship services and faith conferences regularly. She was a member of One Community Church. Despite her own health challenges, Roz’s faith in God was unwavering. She always shared a word of encouragement with others who were going through difficult times. She made no distinction between a good or a bad day. Even as she persevered through therapy, Roz never complained. Nor did she let anything hold her back from enjoying life abundantly with friends and family. Committed to her career, family, and friends, she lived a life that exemplified strength, dignity, and grace. Roslyn was a true warrior in every sense of the word. A protector of those she called family and a fighter to her last breath. A woman of faith and prayer. She was the epitome of class and courage. Her loving and joyful spirit was infectious. Her ability to listen and lift others up was unmatched. She made you want to be a better person. The impact of her love is endless and will continue forever. Her signature warm hug and kiss on the cheek would instantly make anyone feel special. If selflessness were defined in a name, it would be Roslyn. She would give you all she had for nothing in return. She was a dedicated teacher, a loyal friend, a devout Christian, and an example of what a virtuous woman should be. Her legacy will live on in our hearts. Roslyn was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother Reginald Kelly, sister-in-law Vashonia Kelly, niece Arielle Wallace, nephew Remington Kelly, great nieces Nevaeh Wallace and Serenity Kelly, and a host of extended family members and friends. Roslyn’s final resting place will be at St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery in New Orleans, LA.