OBITUARIES

Patrick "Pat" Erickson Kelly
July 6, 1949 - February 17, 2013

Mr. Patrick “Pat” Erickson Kelly age 63 of Ocean Springs, MS died at his home on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Born July 6, 1949 in Pascagoula, MS, to the Late Harry Caswell Kelly and Hilda Erickson Kelly, he had lived in Jackson County most of his life. Pat lived a very interesting life. He had worked as a registered nurse and later as a computer analyst for the National Security Agency in Washington D.C., then as a computer analyst for the Department of the Navy. Pat enjoyed many hobbies including going to concerts, watching football and was an active participant in several fantasy football leagues, fishing, playing golf despite having Macular Degeneration, and playing cards with his poker buddies. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Pascagoula. Pat will be missed by all who knew him.
Among his survivors are one brother Harry C. Kelly Jr. and his wife JoDean of Mandeville, LA and a niece Kecia Kelly Picard and her husband Robert L. of Suwanee, GA.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Pat Kelly will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Chapel of O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery. Those unable to attend are invited to register at www.obryantokeefe.com. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions to Macular Degeneration Research at www.brightfocus.com or the Harry C. Kelly American Legion Jackson County Post 160, P.O. Box 186, Pascagoula, MS 39568-0186. Please indicate in the memo line in memory of Patrick Kelly.