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
https://youtu.be/Inye4ry924s. Arrangements are under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service out of Amarillo. Family messages and condolences can be emailed to: Meredith.email@example.com.