Mary Ann Stelly

Published 3:09 pm Monday, January 9, 2017

Mary Ann Stelly, 50, of Hamshire, died Thursday, January 5, 2017. She was born on August 25, 1966, in Mobile, Alabama, to Mary and Melvin Rice.

Mary worked as a custodian and in the cafeteria at Hamshire-Fannett Schools for many years. She loved her family, hummingbirds, and flowers. Mary enjoyed drag racing, garage sales, and listening to Cajun music on Cajun Express.

Survivors include her husband, John Stelly, of Hamshire; children, Ray Edward Stelly and David Lee Stelly and his fiancée, Jaime Levron, all of Hamshire; grandchildren, Logan Paul Stelly, Alexis Faye Levron, and Blake James Johnson; mother and stepfather, Mary Alice Rives and James Rives, of Winnie; brother, Melvin Edward Rice II and his wife, Loretta, of Robertsdale, Alabama; sister, Veronica Phelps and her husband, Ricky, of Irvington, Alabama; and numerous other family members and friends.

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She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Edward Rice, I.

A gathering of Mrs. Stelly’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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