(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
22 Jan 1926 - 8 Apr 2016
Gladys Higginbotham Kelley Weeks, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 8, 2016, at her residence in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Keen officiating. Interment will follow in Mashulaville Cemetery in Noxubee County.
Mrs. Weeks was born January 22, 1926, to Walter and Minnie Comans Higginbotham. She was a member of Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Neshoba County and she was a homemaker. She enjoyed attending church, walking, gardening, and most of all she loved visiting with her family and friends.
Gladys is survived by four sons: Clarence Kelley and wife, Beverly, of Louisville; Paul Kelley and wife, Diane, of Philadelphia; Joe Kelley and wife, Cynthia; and Davis Kelley and wife, Pam, all of Louisville. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Lisa Kelley; Tracey Steed and husband, Chris; Stephanie Kelley; Brandi Meacham and husband, Kevin; Josh Kelley and wife, Amelia; Jodi Woods and husband, Freddie; Doug Kelley and wife, Kristin; Cody Kelley and fiancé, Neely Hester; Brittney Fedrick; and Daphne Kelley and fiancé, Brett Kitchens; as well as eleven great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn her passing is one brother, Hubert Higginbotham and wife, Adele, of Philadelphia; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friends, Brenda and Mildred.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Preston Clark Kelley and Howard Weeks; her sister, Ira Mae Arledge; and her brother, Clarence Odell Higginbotham.
Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Kelley, Doug Kelley, Josh Kelley, Brett Kitchens, Kevin Meacham, and Freddie Woods. Memorials may be given to Winston-Choctaw Gideon Camp, P. O. Box 556, Louisville, MS 39339.