Elsie Alice Tabor Brookman Kelley

Elsie Alice Tabor Brookman Kelley, 94 of Pulaski, died March 25, 2013. She was born March 2, 1919 in Pulaski County. She was the daughter of the late Early Tabor and Mary Trail Tabor. Elsie was a retired CNA at Randolph House. She was a member of Dora Highway Baptist Church and faithfully sang in the choir. Mrs. Kelley enjoyed making quilts for family and friends, and working in her flowers. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ben Kelley; daughter Rita Kay Brookman; sons, James Earnest Brookman and Donald Brookman; sisters, Ruth Childress and Anna Mae Tabor Alley, and brothers, James Frank Garland and Roy Ralph Tabor.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Vastine Walker Sr. of Pulaski; daughters-in-law, Freda Brookman of North Carolina and Maxine Brookman of Roanoke; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, and a very special friend, Steven Taylor.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski with the Revs. Dale Akers and Harry Gunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Newbern Cemetery, Pulaski County.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 27 from the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.



3 Responses to Elsie Alice Tabor Brookman Kelley

  1. sarah willman

    March 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Sending deepest sympathy to Elsie’s family.
    She was a dear cousin of my mother, Virgie.
    In fact, Elsie saved my mother from drowning in a small puddle of water when they were very young.
    I was glad to get to know Elsie when visiting the area with Mama.
    With love and caring, Sarah

  2. Karen Woolridge Winkle

    March 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Alice,( Missy) I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother! I remember seeing her several times when I would stay with you and your mom would take us over there to her house. If I’m not mistaken , I think I remember flowers planted around and or near her porch. My heart goes out to you and I am very sorry for your loss.
    Love, Karen

  3. Yvonne Leona (Yuna) Gallardo

    March 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    We will miss your smile, your kindness, and your gentleness.


    Yvonne (Rena’s Daughter)

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