In Memoriam: Melissa Ruth Kelly

​Melissa Ruth Kelly, CRNA

Submitted by Bruce Weiner, CRNA, MS
Melissa Ruth Kelly, 59, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, due to cancer at her home in Plant City, Fla. She was born May 21, 1954 in Lakeland.
Melissa was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifton M. Kelly, and mother, Doris Williams Kelly. She is survived by her sisters, Cynthia Kelly Sweat, Linda Kelly Vinesett and Hilda Kelly Aparicio; brother, Jim Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hillsborough County Humane Society or the Highlands County Champions for Children Foundation.
A visitation will be Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens, 3350 Mall Hill Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
This obituary also appeared in The Ledger from October 26-27, 2013.