Natalie Nicole Kelley

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Natalie Nicole Kelley, age 6, of Valley Mills - Crawford area passed away on Jan. 23, 2018, at McLane Children’s Hospital, in Temple, Texas, due to an auto accident. The funeral service was on Jan. 31 at the Valley Mills First Baptist Church under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Natalie was born on Feb. 26, 2011, in Clifton, Texas, to Ronnie and Jamie Lynn (DeChaume) Kelley. She was currently in the first grade at Valley Mills Elementary. Natalie was the boss of the house. She never met a stranger and everyone she met she stole their hearts. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her and loved her dearly. She loved spending time with her family, hunting, fishing, camping or sitting around watching her cartoons. There were many other things she loved doing, playing dolls, riding her bike, jumping on the trampoline, riding four wheelers, swimming or riding on the golf cart with her Aunt Bob. If it was moving she wanted to ride it. She also loved to sing and dance. Every Saturday morning she would listen to music with her Uncle John. She had to have her apple juice every night before going to bed. Natalie loved her little dog Chase and he loved her too. He would follow her everywhere. Although she and her brother argued, you knew they loved each other very much. Her Dad, was her hero, her Mom was her security blanket, her Mimi was her best friend. Her brother was not just her brother, he was her Big Brother. Her Papa was her go to person for anything. Her movie buddy was Nanny. Her Uncle Little Chris was wrapped around her finger and Aunt Kayla was her personal nail tech. She knew anytime she needed a new fishing pole she could go to her Uncle Big Chris. Her Aunt Amanda was her card player and, yes, Natalie would like to pick her Bubba Joe’s ( Justin DeChaume) girlfriend. She could brighten anybody’s day. If you were sad she would make you smile. If you were sick, she would be your little nurse. If you were having a bad day, she would remind you of something good about it. She would never let anyone leave her presence without telling them bye, giving them a hug, or telling them she loved them. Natalie cherished all her friends, her cousins, aunts, and uncles. Our hearts are broken, but we will always carry our memories and love of her with us wherever we go. Natalie was preceded in death by great grandparents Nora Mae and Travis DeChaume, Ruth and Hartey Kelley and great grandpa Albert Barree, great uncle Jim DeChaume and great aunt Debbie Barree, Cousins Vickie West and Alex Kelley. Survivors include her parents Ronnie and Jamie (DeChaume) Kelley; brother Tyler Faichtinger and her Mimi Billie De-Chaume all from Valley Mills; her Nanny and Papa, Charlotte and Lawrence (Bubba) Kelley of Meridian; great grandmother Mary Barree of San Saba, Papa Kenny Pierce of Valley Mills; aunts and uncles; Amanda and Chris Barree from Whitney, Kayla and Chris DeChaume from Meridian; great aunts and uncles: LouElla and Jessie Bishop, Mae and George Smith, Rosie and Booger DeChaume, Debbie and Clinton DeChaume, Patti DeChaume and Jimmy Moritz all from Crawford, Leona (Aunt Bob) and Joe (Papa Joe) McKain, Connie and Bill Woodley, Barbara and Johnny DeChaume all from Valley Mills; Kim and Jerry Kelley, Sherry Barree and Darrell Barree, all from San Saba; Loretta and Michael Crawford, and Buster Barree from Meridian, as well as many cousins and family friends. Pallbearers were Ronnie Kelley, Chris Barree, Justin De-Chaume and Lawrence (Bubba) Kelley. Honorary Pallbearers were Cody Gibson, Kyle Gibson, Tyler McKain, Kevin Swink, Jason Toten, Derek Matthews, Kevin Thorton andTyler Faichtinger. Memorials may be made to McLane Children’s Hospital or to Valley Mills I.S.D. Education Fund, PO Box 126, Valley Mills, Texas 76689. Please join us in remembering Natalie by signing our guest book at

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