Valerie Sue Hurd Kelly

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

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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
    Vijaya Hogan says:
    I met Valerie about 7 years ago, introduced to her by Angelion. She made such an impression--I thought she had magical energy! We became friends ever since. I haven't known a kinder more generous and pure hearted person-- with such amazing healing powers. Words cannot express the sadness of her departure from the Earth. My condolences, love, healing and light to the family and other friends.

  • August 03, 2012
    Opie Craft says:
    Such a tragedy is never understood. We assume when such a golden life is taken, there is a hidden purpose. We live in a terrible world and Val perhaps was too good for it. I can only hope that those who knew her, however briefly, will continue to live to the fullest, helping each other, in her honor. My most heartfelt love to Sage and Marlian. I miss you guys. Love and Peace, Opie

  • December 12, 2015
    Lillie pi says:
    Happy birthday, Lady of Stardust & Pure Energy, now. You taught me so much, we learned through the expanses. Oh, sweet mama Val, continue to watch over beautiful Gabriel. Pass through me again & again. I am so grateful, my special spiritual guide.

  • August 05, 2012
    Ed Riley says:
    I was shocked and deeply saddened to read about Valerie in the newspaper. Valerie was the most wonderful person I ever met; she will live with love in my heart for as long as I live. I never stopped loving her. I am so sorry for your family having to go through this ordeal, you did not deserve this. I miss your family, and the memory of your kindness will live forever. God bless you. God bless Valerie.

  • August 04, 2012
    Bonnie Shwery says:
    First, my heart goes out to family and friends of Valerie. I became a client (and sometimes did treatment exchanges - am an acupunturist). I really appreciated her wonderful healing touch. We talked of all sorts of things and felt a close connection. Valerie had a gift of laughter and a joyful spirit, she made you uplifted just to be in her company. She will be deeply missed.