Rovella Bailey Kelly passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, at the age of 76. She was born in Loranger, Louisiana to the late Corrie David Bailey and Ella Mae Stevens. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
Rovella is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Jones (Mike); sons, Rafael Elvir (Lenore) and Thomas Elvir (Gina); grandchildren, Corey Elvir (Kasee), Chandler Elvir, John Michael Jones (Savannah), and Jessica Elvir Better; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Daniel, Marley, and Declan; sisters, Evelyn Gatlin, Mary Bailey, Glenda McLain, and Agnes Cardinale; and brothers, Carroll, Carter, Charles, and Dale Bailey; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Rovella was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kelly; son, Steven Elvir; and her sister, Norma Kuhn.
Rovella followed her career to Nashville, then Memphis, until she retired in Atlanta from AT&T/Avaya. After retirement she worked for North Oaks Hospital. Her hobbies included spending time with family and friends, quilting and gardening. ”Nanny Ro” will be remembered as a strong and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Rovella was a member of Robert Church of God in Robert LA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Thursday, January 16, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:30 am.
Interment will follow in Joiner Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.