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Julia Louise May Kelly

November 12, 1931 — March 19, 2023

Monroe

Julia Louise May Kelly

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Louise May Kelly, 91, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Rev. John Skipworth officiating. Interment will follow in Hasley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Julia was born on November 12, 1931, to Caddie and Charlie May in Forest, LA.

Julia was the next to the oldest of nine children. She grew up in Forest, LA, and later graduated from Forest High School.

Julia moved to Monroe to accept her first job at Woolworth Five and Dime. Later marrying Howard V. Brown and opening Julia Browns Beauty Shop, which she owned and operated for 20 years; having three children during this time. She later married James C. Kelly and they were married until his passing in 2009 for 39 years. During this time Julia was an active member of Bayou Desiard Garden Club, Monroe Literary Club, and President for two terms of the St. Francis Auxiliary Pink Ladies.

Julia was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a true southern lady that could light up a room with her beautiful smile and her pretty blue eyes.

“MeMe” as Julia was called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren to which she loved so very much and enjoyed the special times with all of them. Her interests included cooking and having family over to enjoy; getting together with her lady friends for lunch, cards, dominoes, and gardening.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Caddie and Charlie May; brother, Bobby Mosetey; sisters, Jeanette May Barnett, Mary Alice May DuFour, and Shirley May Jones; and her husband, James C. Kelly.

She leaves behind her loving memories to be cherished by her children, Cheryl Brown Grigson (Tom) of Monroe, Charles Brown (Rhonda) of West Monroe, and Kris Brown Magouirk (Chris); her grandchildren, Corey Grigson (Kristi), Ryan Grigson (Jessica), Brett Grigson, Cody Brown (Hope), Kyle Brown (Mara), Destin Givens (Johnye), Jared Magouirk (Ann), and Hayley Magouirk Arabia (Dave); her great grandchildren, Caroline Grigson, Thomas Grigson, Payton Eppinette, Eli Eppinette, Nola Grigson, Matt Grigson, Ella Grigson, Fisher Brown, Ranger Brown, Archer Brown, Luca Brown and baby Liam Brown due in May, Aly Magouirk, Jackson Arabia, Deano Arabia and baby Givens due in May; sisters, Patsy May Huff (Leon), Charlene May Ward, and Linda May Grubbs (Bud); and brother, Buddy May.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and granddaughter, Corey, Ryan, and Brett Grigson, Cody and Kyle Brown, Destin Givens, Jared Magouirk, and Hayley (Magouirk) Arabia. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren, sitters, and friends at The Gardens at Georgia Tucker Assisted Living.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, which holds a very special place in our family's heart or to the charity of your choice.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Interment

Thursday, March 23, 2023

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