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Friday, June 27, 2014

Kelly Devlin Memorial Service Sat. June 28, 2014 10AM at Ecclesia Church, Houston

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Kelly Kissinger Devlin, born May 24, 1970, in Longview, TX, to Edwin Kissinger and Kathy Hogg, passed away on June 14, 2014, in Houston, TX.

Kelly was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Edwin F. and Grace Kissinger, maternal grandparents Mack and Nancy Yates, and first cousin Jeremy Chapman.

Kelly is survived by her husband Patrick James Devlin, their children Conor James (age 15) and Tara Ann-Kathryn (age 10), brother Eric Kissinger, sister Jennifer Nichols, and her parents Ed and Kathy. 

Kelly was an RN who worked for United Healthcare, and previously at the clinic of Dr. Lindy Rachel and Hermann Hospital. Kelly was a wonderful wife and mother whose devotion instilled a terrific strength in her loved ones. Her husband Patrick, lead singer and guitarist of the band Blaggards, credits her with making his career a reality. Kelly very much enjoyed crafts and often made custom keychains, magnets and other trinkets for the band.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Ecclesia Church, 1100 Elder Street, Houston, TX, 77007.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Kelly's honor to either of the following: 

A) The IBC Network, P.O. Box 908, Friendswood, TX 77546. Online at

The IBC Network funds research and education regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which Kelly was diagnosed with, as well as scholarships for students who have been impacted by the disease.

B) Bo's Place, 10050 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054, 713-942-8339. Online at

Bo's Place is a bereavement center offering grief support services to children, ages 3 to 18, and their families who have experienced the death of a child or an adult in their immediate family, as well as programs for grieving adults. Bo's Place is founded on the belief that grieving children sharing their experiences with each other greatly helps in their grief journey.
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