Happy 90th Birthday Carolyn “Kelly” SappApr 13th, 2011 | By Brandi Rollo | Category: community
A 90th birthday celebration was recently held for Carolyn “Kelly” Sapp. Four generations of friends and family gathered at the Boothville-Venice Fire Department on Saturday, April 2 to celebrate and honor Mrs. Kelly for her many blessings in her lifetime. The party was hosted by her six children, Eugene, Murve, James, Joseph, Maxine and Juanita.
Representing Plaquemines Parish Government, Councilwoman Marla Cooper attended to present an unanimously passed Proclamation, declaring that April 1, 2011, be observed as “Carolyn “Kelly” Sapp Day” in the Parish of Plaquemines. Also in attendance were Mrs. Kelly’s brother, Louis Taylor, who is her only living sibling, and national recording artist, Larry Hamilton, who entertained guests with music.
Carolyn “Kelly” Sapp was born to her proud parents, Saxon and Ellen Taylor, on April 1, 1921. Along with her late husband, Eugene Sapp, she has resided in Plaquemines Parish since 1921, and raised six children. She was also blessed with a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kelly has served as Director of the National Baptist Congress Youth Regional Department for over 30 years, and has been a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for 70 years.