Valerie Sue Hurd Kelly

December 12, 1953 - July 30, 2012
Valerie Sue Hurd Kelly

Valerie Sue Hurd Kelly, who resided in Cary NC, died unexpectedly Monday July 30, 2012 in Wilmington NC.

She was born December 12, 1953 in Charles City, Iowa to Eris Carr Hurd and the late Jim Hurd.

In addition to her mother, also surviving are her daughter, Gabriel Kelly Smith and husband Marlian Smith, sister, Emily Munn and husband Mike, and brother, Clayton Hurd and wife Heather.

She will be missed by many friends and family including nephews, Glenn Cavenaugh, wife Cheryl, Paul Cavenaugh, wife Kathy, Larry Munn, Andrew Hurd, fiancé Kady; nieces, Jessica Buskirk, husband Seth, Abby Wilcox, husband Ross, Ella Hurd, and many grand-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Melissa Hurd Cavenaugh.

Valerie was a person who brought a smile and joy to everyone she met, especially those who were fortunate enough to be her family or friend. She was a gifted healer, her touch restored and renewed peoples’ bodies and spirits. Her beautiful laugh and positive energy touched us all

A Celebration of life gathering will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 5-7pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Per request of Valerie please wear bright colors.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • August 03, 2012
    Paula Jordan says:
    The moment I met her I knew we were kindred souls & every time we saw each other we picked right up from wherever we'd left off. She activated in me a desire to become an energy healer & I hope I can be as good as she was @ her gift. Her caring, loving & healing soul will live forever in my heart. I know she is not really gone she's just a little ahead waiting for us to catch up.

  • August 03, 2012
    Mary Zahn says:
    I was shocked and sad to read in the paper today about valeries untimely death. She was such an uplifting person and helped me through some tough times after breas cancer. She was a true healer in her own way. I will miss our talks and the way she made the world seem like a better place. May she rest in Peace. Heaven has a colorful angel! Mary Zahn

  • August 02, 2012
    Deena Epps Aman says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • August 02, 2012
    Deena Aman says:
    Dear Clayton, I know that we haven't seen each other or talked in years, but I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss at this time. I heard about this tragedy from my sister Cookie. I can only imagine the depth of your pain. I remember when we all lived at the "Monkey House, " and how highly that you spoke of Valerie. Hold those memories close to your heart..and I hope they will bring you comfort and strength through this very difficult time. God Bless, Deena Epps Aman

  • August 04, 2012
    Mary Anna M.A. Woodbury says:
    Gabrielle and Marlion, I am soooo sorry for your loss. Would love to see you both, M. A. Woodbury 910/231-3037