Memorial service set for woman accidentally shot at church

| February 19, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG —  A memorial service for Hannah Grace Kelley, the young woman who died after being struck by a bullet at her church, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel in Pinellas Park.

Kelley died Saturday, nearly a week after being critically injured in an apparent accidental discharge of a firearm at Grace Connection Church in Lealman. Hannah was a youth minister there, and her father, Tim Kelley, is the pastor.

Regular services at Grace Connection Church were held as scheduled Sunday. Hannah's parents, Tim and Peggy, did not attend, but David Gibbs, a friend of the Kelley family and an attorney, spoke to the congregation.

Hannah's friends remembered her smile, her love of dance and the ministry, and how she touched so many people at such a young age. She had turned 20 on Feb. 7.

The memorial service is being held at Calvary because Hannah was part of the youth group there for several years. The church, located at 8900 U.S. 19, also has a large auditorium. Gibbs on Sunday invited the public to attend.

Authorities say that after service at Grace Connection on Feb. 12, Hannah and others gathered in the rec room at the church, a converted firehouse located at 4017 56th Ave. N. At some point, church member Moises Zambrana, 48, took Kelley's finance, Dustin Bueller, and another young man into a closet to show them his Ruger 9mm pistol.

 

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