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James Ray Kelsey, age 70 of Seguin, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. James was born in 1948 in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Dayton High School in 1968.He married Linda Vinson in 1969, and they moved their family to Seguin in 1977, where he worked for Texaco, Inc. for 27 years. James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; daughter Lisa Jimenez and husband Frank; son Chris Kelsey; grandchildren Tanner Kelsey, Trent Oatman, Colton Kelsey, Ashley Kelsey, Allie Kelsey, and Maddie Kelsey; parents Edmon and Jewel Kelsey of Pollok, TX; and brother Glenn Kelsey and wife Gina of Dayton, TX. 


In keeping with the wishes of James, his body was donated to the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University in San Marcos. A family Celebration of Life will be held, in lieu of a service, at a later date. Our family would like to thank the staff of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services for the extraordinary care afforded to James. For those who wish to do so, memorial contributions can be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155.

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Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 4, 2022
It took an instant to loose you,and it will take my entire lifetime to grieve the loss of you !!! Love and miss you everyday!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 24, 2022
Happy Heavenly Thanksgiving!!! Had your favorite ham. Remember how we would buy a big ham and eat on it for day's!!! Sure miss those times. Miss and love you everyday!!! Wish me and you was at home in Seguin to celebrate Thanksgiving!!!
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on November 19, 2022
Happy Birthday brother. I think about you a lot. All the discussion we could be having. I should have visited you more. You know you don't miss it until it's gone. I hope you are at peace. Love you brother
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 19, 2022
Happy Happy Heavenly Birthday to you!!! I bet you are having a piece of chocolate cake for your birthday. It was your favorite. Wish me and you was at home in Seguin celebrating. MISS you Everyday. LOVE you!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James I was never ready for you to leave and what I would give to feel you when I reach for you. Another month has gone by still feels like yesterday when you went to heaven. Always in my heart miss and love you
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Still feels like yesterday when you went to heaven. My mind still talks to you. My heart still looks for you. Miss and love you everyday 
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by. Remembering you is easy I do it everyday but missing you is a heartache that never goes away. Love you always in my heart ❤️
Posted by Linda Kelsey on August 4, 2022
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by without you. My heart and head talks to you all the time. Sure miss and love you. Wish we was at home in SEGUIN !!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on July 4, 2022
Happy Heavenly Forth of July Another month has gone by without you. Still cry in silence. Wish me and you was at home in Seguin. Love and miss you everyday
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 19, 2022
Happy Heavenly Father's Day. Sure wish we could spend this day together. Be thinking of you. Love and miss you.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Plays over and over in my head when you went to heaven. Still so hard to believe you are gone. Will never get easy. MISS and LOVE you everyday. Wish me and you was at home in Seguin.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on May 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Wish there was a phone in heaven I would call and talk to you. You are always in my heart. Sure wish we was at home in Seguin!!! MISS and LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 17, 2022
Happy Heavenly Easter to you!!! Sure wish me and you was at home eating your favorite for Easter Ham!!! Miss and love you ❣️
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Wish everyday me and you was at home in Seguin. You are always in my heart. Miss and love you everyday
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 9, 2022
Happy Heavenly Anniversary James!!!  Fifty three years today. Sure wish you was here so we could celebrate. You took care of me for a long time. Just wished it would have been longer. Always in my heart. Love and miss you ❤️
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 5, 2022
I carry your heart with me I carry it in my heart!!! Miss you everyday love you!!!
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on March 4, 2022
I miss you Brother. Lots have changed probably some we could really discuss. Love you and miss you. Mom and Dad are doing ok.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James I cried when you went to heaven and still cry today. Been three years since you went to heaven. In my heart just like yesterday. Was the hardest thing to do walk out of the hospital without you. I miss and love you everyday. Wish me and you was at home in Seguin!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on February 14, 2022
Happy Heavenly Valentine Day !!! You are in my heart and thinking about you. I would make you a Red Velvet cake that we both loved and celebrate. Sure miss and love you!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on February 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Sure wish we was at home in Seguin. Always in my heart!!! Love and miss you everyday!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on January 4, 2022
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. How I miss seeing you sitting at your desk and looking at the computer, thinking how can he be on the computer so long. How I wish I could!!! Sure miss you everyday!!! Always in my heart. Love you!!! Till we meet again!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on January 1, 2022
Happy Heavenly New Year sure wish you was here to celebrate Always in my heart!!! LOVE you!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas my SWEET BABY JAMES!!! went to your brothers Glenn house for Christmas Eve, NaNa and PaPa was there. They look so good.Went to JoANNE and Doodys beach house for Christmas. THINKING OF YOU and sure miss you just like everyday!!!! ALWAYS IN MY HEART!!! LOVE YOU!!! till we meet again!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Sure wish me and you was at home in Seguin!!!Miss you every single day. Always in my heart!!! LOVE you
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 25, 2021
Happy Heavenly Thanksgiving !!! Didn't do any deviled eggs didn't have you to peel . Never could peel as good as you !!! Sure missed you!!! Love you !!! Till we meet again!!!
Posted by Maddie Kelsey on November 19, 2021
happy birthday papa, i love and miss you everyday
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on November 19, 2021
Happy Birthday big bub. I hate that we didn't get together more than we did. I miss our chats we had. It's getting close to the time you could mislead me on the bowl picks. We never were very good but we tried. I love and miss you.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 19, 2021
My Sweet Baby James Happy Heavenly Birthday sure wish you was here to celebrate it with me!!! Sure miss you!!! Always in my heart. Love you. Till we meet again.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by since I've seen you are heard your voice. I wish everyday that you could have stayed with me. You are always in my heart and on my mind . Till we meet again. LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James I cried when you went to heaven and I still cry today. Wish you could have stayed with me!!! Sure do miss you !!! Another month has gone by. Till we meet again!!! LOVE YOU !!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 29, 2021
Sure do wish my Jamie was here!!! LOVE and MISS you everyday
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by since I have seen you are heard your voice. Everyday I wish you and me was at home in Seguin. Going to Angel's funeral tomorrow so sad I know you will take her under your wings. Sure do miss you think about you everyday. Till we meet again LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on August 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by sure missing you I'm sick with Covid feel like dieing with you. Love and miss you!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on July 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by and another holiday without you!!! Happy Heavenly July 4th!!! Still wish you could have stayed with me!!! Forever Loved and Missed!!! Till We Meet Again!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 30, 2021
It's just not fair crying in silence!!! Forever missed and loved till we meet again
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 20, 2021
My Sweet Baby James Happy Heavenly Father's Day would be fixing your favorite Ham for dinner sure wish you was here!!! LOVE YOU and MISS YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 4, 2021
MY SWEET BABY JAMES ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY THERE WAS A MILLION THINGS I WANTED TO SAY TO YOU AND GOODBYE WAS NOT ONE OF THEM. IF ONLYYOU COULD HAVE STAYED !!! MISS YOU EVERYDAY LOVE YOU TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on May 4, 2021
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by still just as hard as the day you went to heaven. I wish everyday you could have stayed with me. Sure do miss you and love you so much. Till we meet again!!! LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 4, 2021
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY EASTER SURE DO WISH YOU WAS HERE !!! LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 10, 2021
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY ANNIVERSARY WOULD HAVE BEEN 51 YEARS!!! SURE WISH YOU WAS HERE!!! MISS YOU EVERYDAY HUGS AND LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Maddie Kelsey on March 4, 2021
2 years, miss you everyday
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on March 4, 2021
It's been 2 years feels like yesterday. Miss you
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 4, 2021
MY SWEET BABY JAMES , I'ts been two years since you went to heaven. In my mind and heart it was yesterday. I cried when you passed away, I still cry today.My mind still talks to you. My heart still looks for you but my soul knows youre at PEACE. I MISS YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on February 14, 2021
MY SWEET BABY JAMES, HAPPY HEAVENLY VALENTINES DAY YOU ARE STILL ON MY MIND AND STILL IN MY HEART LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on January 15, 2021
OH MY JAMIE HOW I WISH YOU WAS HERE SURE NEED YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH !!! TILL WE MEET AGAIN!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on January 1, 2021
My Sweet Baby James Happy Heavenly New Years Day sure do miss you!!! Always in my heart and thoughts LOVE YOU ❤️
Posted by Maddie Kelsey on December 25, 2020
merry christmas papa i love and miss you so much
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 25, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another Christmas without you miss you everyday still wish you could have stayed with me. Spending Christmas at Joanne's house and you are in my thoughts. Made your favorite to take Cheesecake and Banana Pudding! Sure do MISS you !!! You are always in my heart!!! LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 18, 2020
My Sweet Baby James crying silently because tonight missing you comes in waves and tonight I'm drowning !!! Sure wish you was here. Miss you and love you!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 27, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY THANKSGIVING sure do MISS you wish everyday you was here !!! Went to Joanne and Doodys house food was good first Thanksgiving that I didn't cook sure missed cooking!!! You are in my heart love you ❤️
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Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 4, 2022
It took an instant to loose you,and it will take my entire lifetime to grieve the loss of you !!! Love and miss you everyday!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 24, 2022
Happy Heavenly Thanksgiving!!! Had your favorite ham. Remember how we would buy a big ham and eat on it for day's!!! Sure miss those times. Miss and love you everyday!!! Wish me and you was at home in Seguin to celebrate Thanksgiving!!!
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on November 19, 2022
Happy Birthday brother. I think about you a lot. All the discussion we could be having. I should have visited you more. You know you don't miss it until it's gone. I hope you are at peace. Love you brother
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Remembering my dad, James Kelsey

Shared by Lisa Jimenez on March 29, 2019

Daddy was a man who loved his family, a man who cried easily, and who loved to tease and tell stories that were somewhat true.  Daddy didn’t have much use for people who kissed ass, and he didn’t have any use at all for wearing underwear.  He liked chocolate cake with a glass of milk, and he was always ready to have a good time. Daddy was outspoken, and he’d let you know what he thought about something, whether you wanted his input or not. He said what was on his mind in any situation, and sometimes it was what you wanted to say, but were too polite, or too scared to say yourself. He was always ready to tell a joke, and he made everyone laugh. He didn’t mind embarrassing me either, and he’d often pass gas at very inopportune times, such as the first time I introduced him to my husband Frank, and he blessed us with a silent but deadly one. I'm pretty sure he blamed me for it, too.

When I was a kid, he’d be up early on Sunday morning, sitting at the kitchen table, listening to the radio and reading the newspaper, and he’d pull out the funny paper section for me. He liked to play games, and he taught me and my brother Chris how to play poker, rook, gin and moon.  One of the best gifts my dad gave to me and Chris was his love of music.  He listened to music constantly throughout his life, and he liked to ponder the meaning of song lyrics, and he made us ponder them too. He knew all the words to many, many songs, and he liked to sing, but he wasn’t a good singer at all. He made me and Chris like to sing too though, and we are carrying on the tradition, singing along to all our favorite songs that we know by heart. 

Some of the best times I remember with my dad are back when we first moved to Seguin, and he and mom would take us tubing on the Guadalupe River or to the dances at Gruene Hall and the Crystal Chandelier.  He rode the Greased Lightnin’ roller coaster with me when I was ten, and he was there in the room when my oldest son was born.  He bought me my first computer, and he kept me on his cell phone plan until I was thirty years old. He liked to irritate me, often calling me up just to try to get a rise out of me.  He was a great papa and spent so much time with my kids when they were growing up. 

At the end, Daddy was in hospice, and there was lots of family that came to see him before he had to go. I found myself alone with Daddy at one point, and I was glad, because I had something weighing on me that I wanted to say. I held his hand, and I told my daddy that I loved him, and that I wouldn’t trade him for any other daddy, and then I asked him, while I still had the chance, “Daddy, you always liked me better than Chris, didn’t you? If that’s true, squeeze my hand right now.”  Ok, Chris, STOP READING AT THIS POINT. Y’all, he squeezed my hand SO hard. And I was SO happy, because finally I knew he liked me the best.  Ok, so that part of the story isn’t true, but I wouldn’t be James Kelsey’s daughter if I didn’t tell you a story that was only somewhat true.

GRMC NURSE Justin Love

Shared by Justin Love on March 7, 2019

Hello Kelsey family!!

It was an absolute pleasure caring for Mr Kelsey.  I wish I was there for you on his passing day.  The 3 days that I had with him we’re heart felt.  You were all so very supportive. He knew you were there and that means THE MOST!  

My advance apologies for not being able to attend the arrangements, as I will be in Florida.

Many many blessings

Justin Love RN