Kelly Allison Tan, 58 and wife of Alex A. Tan passed away on January 29, 2017 at the Medical University of Charleston, SC.
Kelly was born in Charleston, SC on July 26, 1958 to the late Joseph Johns and Nancy Hoats Johns. She was a Registered Nurse who graduated from Radford School of Nursing in Radford, VA. She was an Operating Room Nurse for many years at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, VA; Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah, GA and Okatie Outpatient Center in Bluffton, SC. She enjoyed tennis, water skiing at the lake, travel and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her husband of Bluffton, Kelly is survived by her son, Eric Tan (Pamela) of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Amy Southwick (Steven) of Holly Springs, NC and Lindsey Rodgers (Jonathan) of Atlanta, GA; her brothers, Joseph Johns Jr. (Deborah) of Smoaks, SC and David Johns (Dawn) of Smoaks, SC; and six grandchildren, Alex C. Tan, Ava R. Tan, Aidan M. Southwick, Sophia R. Tan, Noah A. Southwick and Owen J. Southwick.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Smoaks Baptist Church, 443 Lodge Highway, Smoaks, SC 29481 with a Reception to follow at Varn's Store, 27688 Lowcountry Highway, Smoaks, SC 29481.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Kelly Tan to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
Directions to the Memorial Service:
Take exit #68 to Canadys
Go North on Hwy 61 for 5 miles
Turn Left onto Highway 217
Travel 7 miles to Smoaks
Go straight through crossroads on 217 and Smoaks Baptist will be half a mile on the left
From 95N (from Bluffton)
Take 95N to Highway 21, exit # 42 to Orangeburg
Travel approximately 26 miles to Smoaks
Turn left onto highway 217
Go half a mile and Smoaks Baptist will be on the left
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Kelly is so much loved by her friends and family, especially by her husband, Alex. They travelled far and near and live a full life. Alex, you have done the Best in taking care of her through good times and bad times . I pray God will comfort you, Alex in this difficult time. Stay in faith and stay strong. The Tan family loves you and support you all the way ...
Submitted by Aida Tan Sloan on Feb 2 2017 09:00:07 PM
My most vivid memory of Kelly is how much she loved you Dr. Tan and and her girls. Kelly was a nurse's nurse. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Colleen Light Christiansburg, Va
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Gerri Ennis lit a candle on Feb 2 2017 01:34:12 PM
We all took a dance class together in C'burg. I remember when she got engaged to you Alex and shared the news with me. I worked at Dr
Huff's office and she and the girls were patients. She was a friend full of smiles. Even with the distance between us, we kept in touch. I'll miss our conversations and regret that I couldn't take the invitation to visit. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.
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