Hamlin- Kelly Godfrey Jeffrey, 56, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5:30 to 6:30 Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.
Born January 7, 1963, in Hamlin, Kelly was the daughter of John Ray and Barbara (Smith) Godfrey. She graduated from High School in Iraan. After graduation, Kelly graduated from Western Texas College and obtained her Associate Degree, she furthered her education at Angelo State University and earned Bachelors of Science Degree in education. She coached Cross Country for 9 years in Iraan before coming to Hamlin. This is her 23nd year in Hamlin. Kelly had always been the head coach for the Girls Cross Country Team where she won a State Championship. Her father and brother were both coaches, so it runs in the family.
Kelly married the love of her life, Joe Jeffrey on July 30, 1999, in Hamlin. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Hamlin where she taught Sunday school for many years. Kelly touched many lives and was a role model for many of her students and athletes.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Jeffrey; her parents, John and Barbara Godfrey; five daughters, Kollin Smith (Johnny), Erica Larry, Olivia Bradbury (Kelby), Addie Jeffrey and Klaire Jeffrey; five grandchildren, Hudson, Layne, Emmitt, Ava Grace, and Quade; one brother, Kirby Godfrey (Kristin); nephews, Jon David Moore (Carrie), Jack Godfrey, Joe Godfrey, Jesse Godfrey, and John Godfrey; niece, Emilee Moore; sister-in- law, Julia Moore (David); mother-in-law, Babs Jeffrey; uncle and aunt, Syl and Jean Godfrey; aunt, Betty Smith; special family friends, Jim and Tara Fillingim and Kristy Sullivan.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the communities of Hamlin, Aspermont and Roby for all their love and support.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hamlin Food Bank, FBC Youth Mission Trip, or Kelly Jeffrey CCCSF (Coach Kelly Jeffrey Character, Courage and Commitment Scholarship Fund).
I have so many fond memories of Kelly, back to when she was "Coach Thort" to us. She was everyone's constant cheerleader, forever positive, and somehow managed to make cross country practice fun. She made a lasting impact on so many lives, including mine. Prayers for all that are mourning.
Lacy (Maberry) BowenWeatherford, TX
Our prayers are with you at this very sad time. Kelly was so very special to everyone in her life. She will be missed by so many people and her memory will live in our hearts forever💕
Jan and Larry McacartyHawley, TX
My heart hurts for each of you. Kelly was such an unique person. Such a giving, loving, and encouraging person. May her spirit and courage be carried on by all that she encountered. Prays for healing as Kelly will be greatly missed.
Dennise Baker(Brown)Midland, TX
My deepest condolences so very sorry for your loss..
Joanna GarnerHamlin, TX
Thank you Coach Jeffery for always believing in me as a student and as an athlete during my time at HHS. I will miss you, but I know I will see you again.
Andrew WilloughbySudan, TX
My condolences and prayers to the family. I was honored to work with and laugh with Kelly. She was a true inspiration to her students and co-workers. I was proud to have Kelly as part of the teacher team in Middle School. Creative, relentless, encouraging and supportive in the classroom and out. She was a highly respected teacher/coach. Best of the best.
Laura O’RearMaryville, TN
Cindy smithSweetwater, TX
You will be missed by many. Lots of hugs and prayers to all the family.
Rachelle DennettHamlin, TX
Sending my prayers
Douglas HeathcottGray/Houma, LA
So sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Kelley during my days at the Middle School!! She will be missed! Prayers
Lavine Coleman JimersonTucson, AZ
…."in quietness and trust is your strength"... my heartfelt sympathy.
Susan PeralesAspermont, TX
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We are so sorry for you loss and hope everyone can find comfort and peace in the Lord. Please take care, we are thinking about all in the Godrey and Jeffrey families.
Jason and Laurie ClouseSanger, TX
My thoughts and prayers are for the family and many, many friends she had. An angel on earth was lost but God gained one for heaven. She is now a Guardian Angel for so many.
Quita ChamberlainRichardson, TX
Our condolences for the family.
Maggie RiberaHamlin, TX
To all the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers be with you all in this difficult time. If you dont recognize who I am I worked at the childcare center and took care of the twins when they were babies and my mother cared for Hudson and lane. Being since I have just been in this difficult place you are now in I can say I know your pain. Grief is like the waves of the sea you will have good days and bad days. But it is ok to cry. With time it does get easier. May God give you strength to go thru the dark days ahead and may the sunshine return quickly. We love you all. Amanda Spalding
Amanda D SpaldingHobbs, NM