Kelli Carter

Kelli Carter

Kelli Carter, 57, of Amarillo, TX was called to her heavenly home on January 24th, 2021 while surrounded by her loving family, in Amarillo, Texas.

Kelli was born on January 24th, 1964 in Abilene, TX to Norma Jean Bearden. Kelli graduated from Big Spring High School and then went on to attend Texas Tech University. Kelli was a woman that loved life, and people loved being around her because of it. It was her two daughters, however, that brought her the greatest joy. Kelli was a dedicated mother, first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. As if her daughters didn’t bring her enough joy, God decided to heap even more blessings on her by giving her a new role as “Gigi”! Kelli loved her wonderful and perfect grandkids with all of her being. They were the light of her life. As she would say, “They are the best medicine I could ever have.”

Kelli was one of the rare individuals that figured out the unending joy of being a friend. Kelli was blessed to have had so many wonderful friendships over the years. Some of her most cherished friendships came as a result of her living in Midland, Texas. She loved so many, and so many loved her.

Without a doubt though, Kelli loved Jesus. Even as her chronic illness overtook her body over the years, it never took away her joy and her love for her savior. She was a light in a dark world, and she leaves a great hole in the hearts of all those that loved her.

Kelli is survived by daughters, Meredith Kallinger and her husband Ryan of Amarillo, Texas; Claire Carter of Midland, Texas; her grandchildren, Rylee, Brooklyn, Landon, Cameron, Grayson and many cousins and friends that were like family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Jean Bearden.

Kelli’s family wants to express their deep gratitude and unending appreciation to so many who helped care for Kelli over the years. Their love and concern have been such a blessing to Kelli and to the entire family.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Stonegate Fellowship Church in Midland, TX. Livestreaming of the services will be available at Arrangements are under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service out of Amarillo. Family messages and condolences can be emailed to:


  1. Dora howard

    Oh my sweet friend!…thru all ur suffering I never heard u complain…not once!…and ur style!…always beautifully dressed and made up…no more suffering!…gone too soon!…RIP my friend!…until we meet again!

  2. Michelle wrinkle

    She was the sweetest thing in high school! We became close in the last few years birthdays,special dinners and high school reunions! I loved her dearly and will cherish our special memories we shared! Before she moved to Amarillo I got alot of things from her for my house and everytime I see them I think of my sweet friend! Prayers to you and your family! She was one in a million and sk loved! You were so blessed to have her as your mom! Fly high sweet girl! You will be missed more than you know!

  3. Paul & Debbye Kallinger

    Meredith & Claire,
    We pray memories of your sweet mother and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Your mom was a true warrior and testament to God’s glory! Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  4. Richard Ricky GAMBOA

    God bless you always, sweetie we will you . I can see you with your beautiful wings in heaven enjoy . Rest In Peace ? ?

  5. Richard Ricky Gamboa

    God has gained one of the most beautiful angels he ever created. Welcome home !! May God bless you always keep you safe and keep that beautiful smile going for ever . Rest In Peace my beautiful friend ??

  6. Randy & Tracey Barr

    We are so sorry for the loss of this special person in the family! Our prayers for peace and comfort are for all that knew and loved Kell1.

  7. The Justus Family

    What a beautiful lady. We are so sorry for your loss. We know you you all will have so many precious memories of her. Praying for all of you, that the Lord will bring peace, love, and comfort in this difficult time.

  8. Michael Schooler

    She was a shining light. She was an amazing friend and inspiration to me. Her smile. Her laugh and words of confidence will always be with me. She was my dear friend in High School. Our time at Tech was amazingly fun and after that she helped push me back to university.
    I owe her a great deal!
    Goodbye Kelli rest in peace
    Love you always

  9. Janice Brooks

    I just viewed Kellis obituary….I had not been able to contact anyone since my last email from Kelli my heart is heavy she &I was in touch on a regular basis keeping each other in prayer…she was very encouraging to me with my health issues I will miss her humor & friendship….rest with the angels friend….!!!

  10. Melody A McDaniel

    Sweet, Sweet friend……had such a blast with you during the high school years! You and I and Laurie, the laughs never stopped. Lost touch over the years but never forgot you. I had no idea you were ill, and I so regret not getting to see you again before your transition to heaven. I know I will see you again, there, so see you later my friend. Mel

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