Kelli Marie O’Donnell

KelliKelli Marie O’Donnell, a Houston resident since 2006, was born June 17, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii and passed away March 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Kelli was a wonderful, big hearted woman who loved people and would do anything to help out. Having wanted to be a nurse since she could talk, Kelli fulfilled her dream by graduating from the San Jacinto RN Nursing program in December 2015. Throughout school Kelli worked as a nurse’s aide at Memorial Hermann Southeast. She loved going the extra mile for her patients and they loved her in return. Kelli also was a very creative cook, and could come up with wonderful dishes at the drop of a hat. You could always count on her to make you a favorite Cheesecake for your birthday!

She is survived by her parents, Kirk and Debbie O’Donnell; sister, Karri O’Donnell; grandparents: Karen Liston, Cathy and Myron Rusley; and many other loving family members.

We say goodbye for now to Kelli on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.

With Kelli’s love of coral reefs, the family will be providing a permanent environmental living legacy that will protect and nurture coral reef.  If you are interested in supporting this, you financial donation is welcomed or you can go to


  1. We will remember Kelli for the smile she always shared, the conversation and the friendship and her encouragement. We will always cherish the memories we have. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

    Bob and Melissa Wilkinson
  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Words do not exist. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Larry & Karen Gronemeyer
  3. Debbie and Kirk,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the Lord bless you during this time.

    Susan Thomas
  4. Dearest Debbie, Kirk, Karri, May Kelli’ s beautiful spirit fill your hearts with abundant love! Lovingly, Regina Andrews Duarte

  5. Debbie, I am just heartsick for your loss. I cannot say or do anything to make it better, but I am offering my prayers & love you you.

    Mike & Sue (Busch) Van Bocove
  6. Speechless. So sorry guys.

    Mark and Michelle Welch
  7. Debbie, I just heard the news. I am so, so sorry. May you, Kirk, and your family feel the love and support of each other and your many friends. God Bless.

    Jeff Landau
  8. Always Ke(l)I Marie’s, forever Kelli-O to me. RIP my friend, until I see those blue eyes again. You will be missed. Xoxo.

  9. Hello everyone. I have started a gofundme to help my parents out with the funeral expenses and honoring her final wish to be incorporated into the coral reef through the eternal reefs organization. Please see this site in lieu of sending gifts or flowers to my family. Thank you guys, love.

    Karri O'Donnell

    Karri O'Donnell
  11. I’m truly sorry to hear about this. Sometimes it seems the best ones are taken way too soon. Kelli was wonderful and she will be missed. God bless.

    Drew Woodruff
  12. Kirk and Debbie,

    We are so very sorry for your loss! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Much love to you all during this difficult time.

    Chris and Sandi Hunt
  13. Debbie, Kirk, CareBear, Karen & Jim,
    Heartbroken for you, my friends. So sad and hard to understand.
    Your beautiful girl will always be with you in spirit and in your heart. Her life will never be forgotten for all the people she touched, helped and made smile.
    Love, Michele

    Michele Van Wyhe
  14. Caring Thoughts and Prayers, Kirk, Deb and Karri, in the loss of your beautiful
    daughter and sister. Stories & Memories will eventually bring laughter and
    smiles, back into your lives. Our families are now all over the country and distance
    prevents us from seeing one another, but we too have memories of your family,
    especially at the O’Donnell’s gathering, in years past. God’s Love
    to All the family and friends of Kelli’s.

    Gerry and Vicky Ducommun Gries
  15. Debbie,
    My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Teresa Theodoridis
  16. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You now have an angel watching over you. Deepest condolences to you all.

    Karen Raven
  17. Kirk, Debbie & family, I am so very sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. My prayers are with you all. Marjean O’Bannon

    Marjean O'Bannon
  18. Rob and I are saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in these hard times.

    Rob and Kathy Ulses
  19. Sorry for your loss,we have learned about what loss is about as we have just lost a brother and a granddaughter . We are so sorry to hear what has happened to Kelli. You’re in our prayers

    Dale & Jan Liston
  20. My sympathies on your loss. Prayers for healing and comfort.

    sandy Swanson benson

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