Arizona “AZ” Kelley, 92, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021. Visitation is Friday, June 4, 2021 at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights 9:00 AM. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM followed by Burial at Killeen City Cemetery 1:00 PM.
Arizona was born on April 4, 1929 to Sterling Woods and Elnora Diles in Calvert, Texas. Arizona was raised by her stepmother; Essie Woods and she would not want to forget to mention all her love. She married the love of her life James Kelley Sr. in 1947. Arizona was a wonderful housewife. She enjoyed taking care of her family. She loved to take care of her grandchildren. Her hobbies were quilting and baking, reading, and watching tennis and various sporting events.
Arizona “AZ” Kelley was preceded in death by her parents Sterling and Elnora Woods; husband, James Kelley Sr.; two children, Gloria Kelley and James Kelley Jr.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Helen Perry, Hattie Marie Kelley, Joann Sanford, Essie Kelley Washington, Doris Lewis, Sonya Kelley; son, John Ray Kelley and wife Linda, daughter in law Birdie Kelley; honorary daughter, Patricia Jackson; numerous grand, great and great-great grandchildren; Joseph Woods, Sammy Woods and Charles Woods; sister Lula Brooks; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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