Kimberly Anela Lynn Lai

Kimberly Anela Lynn Lai, 39, of Bryan, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, after a lengthy illness.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Bryan with Brother Bill Wiman and Brother John Free officiating.

Kimberly was born December 24, 1971 to Karen and Melvin Lai in Louisville, Ky. Kimberly was a graduate of Bryan High School’s class of 1994. She was a member of First Baptist church of Bryan since 1979, and was a member of the special education Sunday school class since 1985. Kimberly was a client of the former MHMR workshop on Washington Street in Bryan from 1994 until 2006.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Dorothy Lai of Hilo, Hawaii, Arvil Young O’ Bryant of Louisville, Ky., and Mildred Lee Lowry of Leitchfield, Ky.

Kimberly is survived by her parents, Karen and Melvin Lai of Bryan; sister, Melissa Gibson of Bryan and her sons, Ross and Aaron; brother, Alan and wife, Sandy, of Austin and their daughter, Anela; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials Kimberly Lai’s name may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803 and/or The Lottie Moon Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX 77802


  1. Dear Karen and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.
    Kathy Landrum

  2. Karen I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s homegoing. May God comfort your heart I pray. Lean on your friends. We are here.
    Love to you.
    A Friend
    Linda Brown

  3. Melvin and Karen,

    May God bless you as your heart aches and rejoices with Kim’s homegoing. We are praying for God’s strength to hold you close.

    Dan and Sharon Kennedy

  4. Melvin and Karen

    I have no words to ease the pain. All I have is prayers for you and your family. Memories last a life time hold on to them. That is what will get you by.
    With Love Audra

  5. Dear Melvin, Karen, Melissa and Alan:
    We would like to express our most heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Kim. Please know that we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    May God Bless you during this difficult time.

    Love in Christ,
    Philip,Suzanne,Christopher, and Christina Haas

  6. Karen and Melvin,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Kim will always be with you in spirit and in your memories. We love you and are praying for both of you and your family. What can we do to help?
    Love ,
    Mark and Jan

  7. Dear Karen and Melvin,

    I am so sorry to hear of Kimberly’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of transition and that your extended family loves you very much.

    In peace,

  8. Mel and Karen,
    We are so sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. Please remember that you two provided Kim with the best life possible for 39 years. Now at peace in heaven, so can you be on earth. Job well done by both of you. You two are very remarkable people and someday you will be rewarded by a reunion with a whole Kimberly Lai who will be very grateful to you. We love you both and are very proud of you. Tamie and Glenn

  9. We are so sorry for the loss of your Angel, Kimberly. Our prayers are with our long time friend, Karen and also Melvin, and Family.

  10. Sorry to hear of the loss of this little angel. I worked with Kimberly briefly through the company I work for, and saw her a few times out in the community after that. Kimberly ALWAYS had a smile that made me feel good even if I was feeling down. My condolences to the family at this time. May peace and understanding be with you. In HIM, John

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