Kelsey Michelle Nalepa

Kelsey Michelle Nalepa, of League City, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 8 years old.  She was born on July 30, 2008 in Webster, Texas to Marcus and Nicole Nalepa.  Kelsey belonged to St Mary Catholic Church in League City.  She loved her family, her friends and her sports, including softball, basketball and soccer. She also cherished activities at school such as Ukulele Club, Character Crew, and Running Club.  Kelsey was in the gifted and talented program and enjoyed playing the piano.  She was a bright light to everyone who knew her.  She never met a stranger.  Kelsey will be deeply missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather James and uncle Rusty.  Kelsey is survived by her parents Marcus and Nicole, brother Kellen, grandparents Glynn and Loretta Myers and Cheryl Simmons, aunts Lauren Nalepa, and Michelle Truax and husband Jeremy, their children Taylor and Kylie, aunt Mary Robinson and husband Gary, their children Ashley, Alison, and Kyle, uncle Mark Simmons and many other loving family and friends.

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4-8:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7 o’clock at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker, League City, Texas 77573.  A Funeral Mass will follow on Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Howard Drabek officiating.  Interment will take place at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to League City Girls Softball Association, P.O. Box 1662, League City, Texas 77574 or League City Little League, P.O. Box 367, League City, Texas 77574.  The Nalepa Family hopes you will join them in wearing your favorite purple casual attire in honor of Kelsey’s favorite color.


  1. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of this precious child. She will love forever in others through her gifts of life and in your heart forever. Our love to you.

    Gayle Erickson
  2. Nicole,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kelsey. It is unbelievable…I still cannot believe it! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do ANYTHING to help you, please let me know.
    Love you.
    Donna Enlow

    Donna Enlow
  3. Words fail incredibly to encompass what we all as a community are feeling for the Nalepa family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. May a supernatural peace be with you in the days and years to come.

    The Leal Family
  4. It is unfortunate I never got to meet such a bright, talented and sweet young lady but I know your mother and I know you the apple does not fall far from the tree. You have a new purpose in a new place with many wonderful people. Keep watch over you family and know you were very loved while you were here. Fly high little one!! To infinity and beyond!! ♡♡♡ Sendinf lots of love to you and your family and may peace be with you all.

    Ms.Hanh M. Do
  5. Our deepest sympathies to the family of this sweet girl…

    James and Bernadette Hulme

    James and Bernadette hulme
  6. Nicole, Marcus, Kellen, and family
    Please know that we are praying for you, and honoring the memory of little Kelsey.

    Mary and Milton Walker
  7. Marcos,Nicole and Kellen we send our love and prayers to you. We thank God for sharing beautiful Kelsey with us. Love you ,Linda and Rod

    Linda McCrary
  8. Our hearts and our prayers are with you in this time of deepest sorrow.

    Rex and Linda Meyer
  9. Marcus, I was so very sorry to hear this news! My family is praying for your family and we wish for you, peace and understanding in this very difficult time.
    Take care old friend.

    Stacy Dawson
  10. Dear sweet Kelsey , you leave the earth a little darker today and heaven much brighter rest in the arms of God forever sweet angel .

    Les Rinehart
  11. Marcus and family,
    From our family to yours….our very deepest sympathies, hugs and prayers. We cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your beautiful little girl. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rod and Katherine Wood, and family

    Katherine Wood
  12. Losing a child is so unbearable and our prayers go out to this family,friends and the community. Kelsey was a beautiful child and she will be missed dearly! May God wrap his arms around this family and hold them close.

    JoAnne Bassham
  13. Our sincerest condolences to you all. As a parent who has lost a child, I know words are never enough, never going to take the pain away right now, but we want you to know how loved you guys are, and we’re here if you need anything. We are lifting you up in prayer. May God’s peace and comfort lift you & hold you during this incredibly difficult & unimaginable time. Sweet Kelsey is a hero through her gifts, and her memory will live on. Peace be with you.

    The Mobley Family
  14. Marcus and Nicole,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this heartbreaking time. May God strengthen you through this challenging time and give you the peace and hope to endure.
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

    Mary, Patrick, and Tyler Harris

    Mary Fonke-Harris
  15. Prayers for your family. RIP Sweet angel.

    The Grande Family
  16. This is so unbelievably tragic…there are no words that can ease your pain. We are just so very sorry for the loss of Kelsey and will keep your family in our prayers.
    The Swierenga Family

    Karen Swierenga
  17. My heart is so saddned for you both. I do not know you but have lost my son. Just take this moment by moment. God Bless You today and Forever! I wish i could take your pain away! Kelsey has so many wonderful family and friends…what a comfort to know how bright and lovely she is and always will be to all she touched! Many many Hugs!

  18. Sending our thoughts & prayers to all who knew and loved Kelsey.

    The Sterling Family
  19. Every time I see this picture of Kelsey I smile. She always had the sweetest smile, and such a big heart. Such a beautiful girl, and a beautiful family. Continied prayers for this angel and her sweet family.

    Jeff, Jessica, Joshua, Jaxon, and Jarrett
  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life.

    Love, The Eubanks Family

    Sara Eubanks
  21. Look at that beautiful little girl! She beams with light from within. What a gift to all she knew!

    Christy Sykes
  22. Condolences go to you. Kelsey was a beautiful, little girl. As a neighbor and friend of her grandmother, Cheryl, I heard so many great things about her. Cherish the memories to help carry you through this difficult time. Prayers and God Bless!

    Carol Benoit
  23. We are so sorry for your loss. May God give each one of you the strength to make it through this time. We love you and will continue to pray for you.

    Oscar,Diedre,Anya,Zain,Jennah Osundwa
  24. Gone but never forgotten. Kelsey left us for a higher calling. Through this pain we must never forget the love, generosity and caring she instilled in all of us. Her love, spirit and beautiful smile will always be with each of us forever❤️

    Pat and JoAnn Priest
  25. I am part of your CCISD family and our grandchildren play League City Ball. Although we have never met, please know that my husband, Burt, and I share your grief for your beautiful daughter. May G-d grant you peace and joyous memories of Kelsey for years to come.

    Marilyn Swartz, BSN,RN

    Marilyn Swartz, BSN,RN
  26. What a beautiful, kind, sweet, clever and talented little girl the world has lost. Charles and I talked about how special she was the last time we saw her at Loretta and Glynn’s. This kind of loss and grief brings actual pain.

    Lorraine and Charles Cappel
  27. Eddie and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet daughter. May God be with you. We will be praying for you and your family.

    Eddie and Nancy Carlton
  28. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and love memories to forever hold in your heart

    Alfreda Morgan

    Alfreda Morgan
  29. We are part of the Ross family. We love your family and send our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. all our love……

    Shannon Hays and Gracie Johnson
  30. So sorry to hear about the lost of beautiful little Kelsey ….my prayers and hugs to you and your family with love from me and my family

    Renee james
  31. You precious baby girl… you remind me so much of my own 8 year old red head! You have been taken far too soon and will be missed by so many! We will all reunite again one day in that amazing place you now call home! Love to you!

    Tracey McGee and family
  32. There are no words to adequately describe my sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter. You’re so courageous and selfless for making sure that she was able to save the lives of other children. In a few days your remarkable little girl saved the lives of many and brought together an entire community. I hope that gives you some peace. We will continue to pray for everyone who knew sweet Kelsey.

    Jennifer, Kailey and Kamryn Morand-Mitchell
  33. My deepest sympathy to all. I am so saddened by this and hoping that God will give you all strength and be with you during this difficult time.

    Mark Alberthal
  34. I honestly don’t have the right words to truly express how heartbroken I am for your loss. I pray that you find solace in the fact that you loved her unconditionally and she knew how much you loved her. That love and all the beautiful memories you have of Kelsey will bring you peace when you feel despair. Your Faith is your armor and I pray that Our Heavenly Father carry you through your darkest hours.

    Belva and Nat Alaniz
  35. Our deepest sympathies. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Praying for your family,

    Loftis family

    Johnny Loftis
  36. Nicole, Marcus, Kellen and Family,

    My heart aches at the pain and suffering that you are experiencing at the loss of your precious child. Please know that my prayers are with each of you. I know without a doubt that God will wrap you in HIS arms and carry you through this time. Please let me know if I can help in any way at any time.
    Love and Prayers,
    Lena Rohne Ortiz

    Lena Rohne Ortiz
  37. Words are so inadequate at a time like this.. I hope these words convey my heartfelt sympathy for your loss…caring thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family ..Loretta, Glen and Michelle ,as she loved her Godchild with all her heart…. May God Hold you in His Arms and comfort you.

    Sandy sizemore
  38. Kelsey is a beautiful little girl, and by all accounts, loved by all! So sad for your loss, and the heartache it leaves behind! She will always live in your hearts and memories! Bless you, baby girl, as you spend your days lighting up heaven!! Love you, Nicole, and your family!!

    Vicki Wyont

    Vicki Wyont
  39. I am so very sorry for your huge loss. I pray that God keeps you close.

    Kathy Young
  40. Marcus, Nicole and family,
    My heart goes out to you. Though I do not know you, I have been praying and I will continue to pray for the comfort only Christ can give you. In peace,

    Mary Ferris
  41. To the family and my dear Avon sister Loretta, so sorry to hear about the passing of your little flower, Kelsey. But know she is now resting in the Father’s arms in eternity. May the Father of Heaven and Earth comfort your 💕 at this time. 2Corinthians 1:3-4.

    Brenda D. Anderson
  42. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. May God be with you.


    Kenneth and Kathy Cambiano, Amanda Asbeck, Jasey Lively and Colton Roberts

    Kathy Cambiano
  43. Marcus and Nicole,
    There are no words. We will continue to pray and keep you and your family in our thoughts from here on out. Just know that we are here for you in any way that we can should your family need us. We hope that you can find understanding and peace throughout this difficult time and in times to come.

    Steve, Kim, Alex and Katy Benoit
  44. Marcus, Nicole, and Kellen – I am brokenhearted for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you are suffering through. In the book of Psalms, it says, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” I know that God holds Kelsey as precious, and He looks forward to the day that you will be reunited with her.

    Jim Miller
  45. Jesse and I are so saddened for your loss of Kelsey. Our heart aches for you and we will be praying for you.

    Andrea Longoria
  46. May the peace and strength of our Lord cover you all during this time…God Bless! The Boswells

    Kim Boswell
  47. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Kelsey family and friends.
    St this very difficult time.
    May god be with you all.

    Bruce and Melissa Curatola
  48. With our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless,
    The Vitek Family

    Margaret, Mike, and Mikee Vitek
  49. Nicole
    I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.
    Martha Mercado

    Martha Mercado
  50. Our hearts go out to you in this time of grief.

    Ed White Elementary
  51. Deepest sympathy and prayers ..

    Colleen Laine
  52. Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful, precious child. Keeping you all in prayer.

    Beverly and Chris Mallios
  53. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that Kelsey must have been a very special little girl.
    Richard & Linda Randolph

    Linda Randolph
  54. Truly no words can express the depth of the sorrow we feel for your family and friends during this time. You are continuously in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Tanya, Daryl, Jenn, Austin & Avery Robinson

    Tanya Robinson
  55. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy…thoughts and prayers are with all of you …God bless

    Terry and Debbie Latiolais
  56. Praying the Lord provides strength and peace over your family. My deepest condolences. Your sweet angel will protect you. Fly high Kelsey girl.

    Michelle Martin
  57. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We now have another Angel, in Heaven watching over us. 💜

    Betty Blackburn
  58. Marcus, Nicole and Kellen, our prayers and thoughts are with you today and always. I pray God will wrap his everlasting love around your family. Dave, Kaye, Matt and Josh Bergeron.

    Dave Bergeron
  59. May God hold you and your family at this much needed moment and give you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Pruneda Family
  60. Marcus and family,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you today. I never had the opportunity to meet your sweet girl, but it sounds to me like she had your personality, someone who always brightened the room they were in. I know she will be missed. I will continue to pray for you and your family that you will find peace and comfort. God bless you!
    Theresa (Cernosek) Varnado

    Theresa Varnado
  61. Deepest sympathies to your family. Such a sweet and beautiful gift gone too soon. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matt, JoAnn, Liam and Lexi Burke
  62. Nicole,
    Praying for you and your family during this difficutl time. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you. My heart aches for all of you.

    Sandra Vann
  63. Nicole, I can only imagine what you are feeling at this time. Just know that God does not make mistakes. I am praying for you, Marcus, and Kellen.
    When you think of Kelsey, remember all the good times and be thankful for them. May God bless you and give you peace and cause His light to shine upon you.

    NaTashia Henderson
  64. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tragic time. I pray that god will provide you comfort and that he wrap you in his arms.

    Love and peace to you all.

    Sarah Daughenbaugh
  65. Our prayers for a beautiful angel. May she rest in peace!

    Mele Paul
  66. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelsey’s family and friends. Heaven has earned a beautiful red headed Angel.💜

    The Borches family
  67. Nicole and Marcus,
    I was so saddened to learn of the accident that took your precious Kelsey. Our family is praying for you and will continue to ask God for peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Trust Him. He will never leave you or forsake you as you grieve.

    You are loved,
    Judy Scheschuk

    Judy Scheschuk
  68. To the Amazing Nalepa Family,
    We are beyond grateful that we got to share in Kelsey’s life. She was a ray of light wherever she went. I am honored to have had the privilege to coach her. She was a dedicated, hard working athlete that any coach would love to have. I am also grateful that sports brought our families together. There aren’t many people in this world that we think are just outstanding in every way but we definitely believe that of you. We are forever thinking of Kelsey and the entire Nalepa Family!
    Love, The Reitz Family

    Barbara Reitz
  69. My prayers and love are with you today and each to follow as you are on this journey of healing. I cannot imagine the pain you feel from this tragic loss of your beautiful little girl. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and lean on him for peace and comfort.

    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. ~1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

    Rashida Jones Ross
  70. I am very sorry for your loss. May you be covered in healing prayers during this difficult time.

    Mrs. DeLee
  71. So very very sorry for the loss of your precious Angel. Our prayer to y’all is that God would help with the incredible hurt one day at a time. Kelsey has touched the lives of sooo many people. We see it within this heartfelt community full of friends and loved ones that loved her. Prayers will continue daily for peace, strength and understanding. Love you guys ~ Melissa Biondo and Family.

    Melissa Biondo
  72. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. RIP Kelsey. Beautiful angel. Nidia Aceves & family.

    Nidia Aceves
  73. I know you’re mom n dad instilled the love n faith in your heart and soul!!! You will always live life for your baby girl!! But you will never forget!! Keepn u n you’re wife and son in my prayers!! You’re dad was one hell of a man and so was your family!! I’m am so thankful we crossed paths in our life’s starting way back in little league!! I know we share a lot of special memories @ 4906 30thst!! I will always be here for you !! I’m here to give you a hug n tell you I love Marcus !!

    Cain gracia
  74. Most sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your precious Kelsey.
    There’s such a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. I’d like to share some scriptural thoughts that really help me. Prayer is so valuable at this time but it’s not that prayer simply makes us feel better. 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection, this is our amazing hope! 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort (Ps.83:18) be your comfort now during this time of sorrow.

    d mullins
  75. I miss Kelsey so much. From Christopher Langford

    Paula Brightwell

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