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Callie Brooks Mays Kelly

March 31, 1938 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 83)


Callie Brooks Mays Kelly

The Visitation and Funeral Services for Mother Callie Brooks Mays Kelly will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, January 21 and 22.  The visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 on Friday evening in the Loche's Mortuary Chapel.  Services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 the Morehouse Baptist Education Association. Rev. Johnny Green will serve as the officiant. The interment will follow in Trousdale Cemetery. To send flowers, words of condolence, or light a candle, please go to


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“A Virtuous Woman”

“Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10

           On Thursday, March 31, 1938, in the tiny hamlet of Gallion, LA, Walter, and Eslean Brooks were blessed with a girl child. To this beautiful baby girl was given the name, Callie Lee Brooks. On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Callie Lee Brooks Mays Kelly stepped from mortality to immortality and joined many of her loved ones "in a land so bright and fair."

          Callie loved her family. She delighted in playing games with members of her family, often challenging them to a friendly game of spades. Whenever the family would gather, Callie was the life of the party. She loved to dance and delighted in Mardi Gras and its festivities. So, naturally purple was one of her favorite colors. She was an avid Gunsmoke watcher and would binge-watch it whenever she had a chance. She loved “Wheel of Fortune,” and “Let's Make A Deal,” and would spend hours working crossword puzzles.

         Callie attended Johnson Elementary School. Even though she only had a third-grade education, she was wise beyond her years. Callie was filled with so much knowledge and intelligence and often counseled with her children and others. She shared life's lessons with them, imparting words of guidance, coupled with a great deal of love. A powerful prayer warrior and spiritual leader, she served as a church mother for many years. She could often be heard singing her favorite hymn, “Amazing Grace.” An industrious homemaker, Callie had the ability to do so many things.  Callie loved sweets and would prepare cakes, pies, and other delicacies that were a hit with her children. She was a woman of great respect and loved by family members and members of her community. She nurtured her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who adored her.        

           Callie was a devoted mother to Sandra, Gwendolyn, Christopher, Betty, Freddie, James, Jr., Jessie, and Claudia. She was married to the late James Mays, Sr., and the late Theodis Kelly.

       Last Thursday, January 13, 2022, with many of her loved ones beside her, Callie Lee Brooks Mays Kelly caught a cloud and joined her parents, her children: Gwendolyn Mays, Sandra Moore, Christopher Mays, Betty Morrison, and Freddie Mays. She leaves to cherish her memory, her wise counsel, laughter, kindness, and her love: four grateful children: Alice Combs (Cardell), James Mays, Jr., Jessie Mays, and Claudia Mays; thirty-four grandchildren, fifty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; her siblings, Cora Walker (Willie), Rosie Brooks, Ella Garrett, Charles Brooks (Peggy), one son-in-law: Wimbley Morrison, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

    “She does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her: “

Proverbs: 31:27-28


The Lord beckoned! Mother Callie answered! Amen! Amen!





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January 21, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Morehouse Baptist Education Association Building

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