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Elizabeth Jane Kelly

March 4, 1974 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 47)


Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Hudson Kelly, 47, of Raleigh went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  She was born March 4, 1974 in Rutherford County to the late Ralph A. and Mildred Gilbert Hudson.

Jane graduated R-S Central High School in 1992.  She attended Salem College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and North Carolina State University where she received a Master of Science in Nutrition.  She devoted her time and energy to the research department at the UNC Cystic Fibrosis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina until putting her career on hold to be a full-time, stay-at-home Mommy.

Left to treasure her memory are her husband of 13 years, Jason Kelly and their three children, Madeline, Connor and Sarah.  Also surviving are three brothers, Mark Hudson (Kayla) of Sylva, NC; Paul Hudson (Jan) of Forest City, NC; and Timothy Hudson (Jill) of Greer, SC.  Other survivors include nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn Hudson, Hannah Hudson, Zachary Hudson and Matthew Hudson, a great niece and nephew, along with many other extended family members.

Jane was a faithful daughter, wife, Mommy, sister, aunt and friend.  She worked to create family memories, whether it was a vacation, special home cooked meal, a practical joke, or her imaginative birthday cake creations based on each child’s special request.

She was an active member of Bay Leaf Baptist Church.  A follower of Christ, she acknowledged that God was in control.  A favorite verse was Philippians 4:13, and her testimony speaks true of these words.  She single-mindedly pursued goals and credited Him with her triumphs. In hardship, she took comfort in knowing that “God has a plan.” Jane’s kind spirit, quick wit and devotion will be missed.  Her family will reflect on sweet memories and rejoice in knowing they will see her again.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday November 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Bay Leaf Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Bainbridge officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church following the burial at the church cemetery.

Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest is serving the Kelly Family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jane’s Journey, a non-profit organization currently under formation.  A link will be provided as soon as it is available.


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Celebration of Life
November 18, 2021

2:30 PM
Bay Leaf Baptist Church
12200 Bayleaf Church Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614

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