Kelly R. (Praay) Gonzalez, Bridgeport , Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Our beloved daughter, sister and niece passed on to her Heavenly Home on September 20, 2009, at Southport C.L.F. Home of Bridgeport, MI after a lingering illness at the age of 48 years. Her brother Kurt gently whispered Kelly’s name and came and took her by the hand and said “Come with me”. Kelly was born on Mother’s Day May 14, 1961 to Carol I. Gonzalez and Dwight R. Praay.  Kelly is survived by her mother Carol and step-father Alberto Gonzalez; her father Dwight R. Praay; sister Kimberly (Mark) Skuczas of Fairburn, GA; brother Keith (Jenell) Praay of Grand Rapids, MI; two nieces Michelle and Kelli; a nephew Tim of Georgia; many aunts, uncles, friends and the staff at Southport C.L.F. Home. Her brother Kurt predeceased her on September 29, 1995. Pallbearers will be the staff from Southport. We will always remember Kelly for the smile she had for everyone.  Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, at W.L. Case & Company 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Rev. Jim Rule will officiate the funeral service. Kelly’s final resting place will be Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Freeland United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association.