Funeral services for Mrs. Sallye Ella Key, 65, of Kilgore will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kilgore with Reverend Dr. Jayson Galler officiating. Mrs. Key passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2018 at her home in Kilgore.

Sallye was born on November 8, 1952 on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Ken Sewing and Jo Ann Johnsey. Sallye was a member of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Kilgore, where she was a past Sunday School Teacher. She attended Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Tyler. Sallye loved her church and enjoyed crocheting. She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerome Key of Kilgore; children, Stephanie Buck of Troy, TN., Cher Key of New Iberia, LA., and Jerome Key, Jr. of Norman, OK.; brother, Kirk Sewing; sisters, Martha Johnsey, and Angie Myers; six grandchildren, Samantha Rybeka Breuer, Sarah Paulina Key, Gunner Dakota Buck, Cherokee Autumn Buck, Chance Austin Key, and Jessa Rayne Key; several nieces and nephews. Sallye was preceded in death by her parents, Ken Sewing and Jo Ann Johnsey.

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