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Shelly Lanell Seely


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Shelly Lanell Seely, passed away peacefully in her sleep and went to be with the lord, July 12, 2017. Shelly was born April 3, 1958 to Billy Bob and Florine Melton in in Roswell, New Mexico. Growing up in Roswell her whole life, as she never met a stranger. She always had the most wonderful smile and laugh, she wasn’t afraid to let you know how much she loved her family or Jesus. Shelly loved life on the ranch where she lived while she raised her family, going to rodeos and living the ultimate “cowboy life.”
Shelly is survived by her big brother Keith Melton of Portales, NM, three sons, Will Seely and fiancé Alison Herring; Joe Seely and wife Jennifer; Jake Seely and wife Lacey Seely. She also left behind ten grandchildren: Tyler Herring, Wesley Harden, Austen Harden, Caleb “Caleb Boy” Seely, Kailee Seely, Bayley Harden, Addison Seely, Khason Seely, Cohdy Seely, and Reagan “Reagan Reagan Redfoot” Herring Seely. Aunts Darlene Cole, Pauline Kohler, Norma Carrey, and Cleta Coen; one Uncle Tommy Melton; nieces Jara Simson and Brandy Melton; nephews Billy Leon Melton and Kevin Melton; and great nephew Kade Melton and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and special close friends.
Shelly was preceded in death by her daddy Billy Bob and momma Florine Melton; Sister Janice Melton; and brothers Ricky and Mike Melton.
She will be dearly missed as she was loved by all who met her. Until we meet again, we all love you and miss you so very much!
A Graveside services will be held at South Park Cemetery Thursday, July, 20 2017 at 10 a.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.

Footprints In the Sand
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord,
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, you would leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testing’s.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”


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