Kelly Lynn Vieira

 
 
 
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   A Poem submitted by Beverly

 The Sound of an Angel's wings
 
 A beautiful angel
Flies through the night
Passing from this world
She took her flight
Leaving behind others below
Never knowing how much
It did hurt them so
 
As her new nightlight
The stars now do glow
The clouds her new pillows
Much lighter than snow
Beauty surrounds her
Made with God his own hands
For she has entered
The most promised of lands
 
Gentle breezes I feel blowing
Across my waiting cheek
Are gentle kisses from her
So precious and sweet
In heaven she lives now
And sings in the choir
To someday join her 
is the greatest desire.
 
By Pauline Hamblin 
 

 

Kelly Vieira was my sister- in- law . My wife Patís oldest sister. We  werenít overly close ,I am closer to Scott her husband .But I did enjoy Kellyís company and always looked forward to seeing her, she had a quiet resolve about her and was not always easy to get to know , not that she was stuck up or unapproachable just that she was quiet and quiet to people unless she had something to say to you. .

I always admired Kelly as having classic beauty and charm and a  gracefulness about her and although she wasnít easy for me to get to know, you would have to be blind not to see  what kind of person she was and what a kind person she was. She wasnít the life of the party but certainly knew how to give one and I never missed one of hers on purpose. The woman could cook and I love to eat. As I look back on it all now this could be the link  we did share but no matter there was so much more to her than that.

 Her children and husband always came first putting herself second .I know a lot of people say things like that but she lived and loved it on a daily basis. She and Scott were married at an early age and after being a divorced  member of that club myself I know first hand how difficult it can be to stay  married all those years but they did it and that alone was impressive but what really impressed me  was how it was done always moving forward it seemed only looking back to measure the distance they covered together. Kelly cut hair at J.C Penny  while the kids {Chandree  and Crystle} were young but she also found time to take care of Crystle take Chandree to Softball practice never missed a game Iím sure and in the fall Cheerleading .all the time going to school nights to become a physical Therapist and all the while Crystle  was growing up too and had activities of her own especially basketball, crystle is a top notch player for West Warwick high and made her mom and dad both proud of her accomplishments and achievements but Kelly is the true achiever here going through all she did to get to where she wanted to go and never missing a beat with her family she truly was a success .

  Finally she and Scott bought a house .Its  was a nice house in a nice neighborhood I helped them to do some repairs and paint before they moved in as I am a handyman of sorts  Kelly couldnít thank  me enough she gave me a card thanking me , thatís the way she was.

Even though their life wasnít  perfect anyone  would have loved to be them their life was secure together, with c3rystle graduating this year it was time for Kelly and Scott .Then this tragedy. All I can say is If this is part of a larger plan than Iím sitting to close to the screen because I donít get it,.I donít think I ever  will.

     At Kellyís funeral my wife read a reading from proverbs as a eulogy to her sister and through the tears and sobbing the last passage stood out to me ,

It  read :

 

           ďMany women have done excellently, but you surpass them allĒ Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised .Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the city gates .

 

She will always be  remembered fondly and missed sadly by  me .

Tim Taylor

   3-16-03

   

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