Rev. Steven Kelly

5/16/2022

Steven Randall Kelly died unexpectedly on May 16, 2022 in Plano, Texas. He was born May 8, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Reba Leach Kelly and the late Joseph Edward Kelly.

Steve graduated from O. Perry Walker High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Steve completed his Masters of Divinity in 1986 from Southern Methodist University. He was ordained as a United Methodist Church Minister and started serving in the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1986. Steve served until 2008 when he decided to pursue training and accreditation as a Substance Abuse Counselor at University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was a Lead Therapist.

In 2007, Steve started Quest Counseling Center as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. In 2010 he joined the Caron Treatment Center in Princeton, Texas as the Coordinator of Spiritual Care while continuing his private practice. Steve was active in the mental health professional community as a Keynote Speaker, Consultant for Substance Addiction, Sexual Addiction and LGBTQ issues.
Steve was a compassionate, caring soul who wanted to help others along their path. He lifted up those that were struggling to find their way and acceptance.

In 1978, Steve married Jayne Trammell. Their lives were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Meghan Trammell-Kelly. Meghan was the light of their lives. She is a loving, wonderful daughter with a great sense of humor that she inherited from her mother and father. She also inherited her love of cooking from her father.

Steve is survived by his daughter, Meghan Trammell-Kelly, her partner Bryan Bacon and his children Bryanna and Harlan, residing in the Dallas area. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Huffman and husband Gary; his nephew Christopher Huffman and wife Jinger along with their children Magnolia, Violet and Drake; his nephew Corey Huffman and wife Tara along with their children Wesley and Cooper, all residing in Colorado; his nephew Kyle Huffman residing in Mexico; his first cousins Ronald Roberts and David Roberts.  Steve was preceded in death by his parents and Jayne Trammell-Kelly.  Steve enjoyed traveling, cooking, the theater, attending the symphony, reading, and had the most wonderful sense of humor. Steve will be remembered for his love of family, his close friends, his patients, and his passion to help others.


 

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