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 04, 2012
    chandy says:
    valerie kelly was one of those rare gems. the twinkle in her eye, the extra bounce in her step, the warmth of her healing touch, the openness in which she approached others, the beauty she created and inspired, are all reminders of how very unique and special she was. she graced my life, she loved me with her whole heart, and i shall miss her greatly in my days. i know i am not alone in this sentiment. rest in peace, my dear, fairy friend. you have walked a good earthwalk and now peace is yours.

  • August 05, 2012
    Joanne Travis says:
    I was so stunned to hear that this happened to Val. She was an awesome friend and massage therapist. I started going to her in 1993 and through her wonderful gift of massage she helped me through many health issues and stressful life events. Val was an awesome person with a wonderful heart and an awesome smile. She loved her family, friends and doing the God given gift that she was given. She did not deserve to go this way. I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for your family. Gabriel, always know that your mom loved you more than anything. She will be missed by many.

  • August 05, 2012
    Tina Miller says:
    Gabriel, My prayers are that God will strengthen you and your family during this time of loss. I am sorry that I cannot be there to help out but know that my thoughts are with you. With love & great sympathy, Tina.

  • August 05, 2012
    Donna Leathers says:
    I am soo very sorry for the loss of this great woman.. Never met her but Kristen has told me how awesome she was.. RIP

  • August 05, 2012
    Mary Beth Delany says:
    My sincere sympathy to Valerie's family and friends. I was one of Valerie's many clients and although I did not know her for very long, felt an instant connection with her. She was one of the most loving, joyful people I have ever met. She was a gifted healer and massage therapist. I will miss her laughter and smiling eyes. RIP Valerie. See you on the other side.