Keli Arlene Cummings

Keli Arlene Cummings

Keli Arlene Cummings

October 18, 1968~April 27, 2024

Keli Arlene Cummings 55, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Keli was born on October 18, 1968, in New York, New York to Daniel and Linda Franklin. Keli grew up in Aubrey, Texas and moved to Okaloosa County from Grandbury, Texas in 2006 and has been a resident ever since. Keli was a social worker for Oasis, Covenant Hospice until health issues forced an early retirement in 2012.

Keli was known for her love of helping others, completely selfless and never heard to utter anything derogatory of anyone; she would love those who treated her badly and never gave up hope that love and goodness would win the day. She had the biggest heart, full of love, that anyone who knew her would testify towards, completely consumed with the welfare of others, she would ask, regardless of her situation, pain and even from hospital beds, of the welfare and concerns of those around her. Keli was a wonderful Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breeder and an avid crafter and painter.

Keli was a christian who loved her Lord, Jesus Christ, and a faithful member of Airport Road Church of Christ, she was a ferocious fighter, battling spinal issues, spinal fusions, chronic pain, gastric and internal medical issues, and finally diagnosed, in August 2022, with stage 4 breast cancer. She battled through chemo, mastectomy and radiation. But, after a lengthy hospital stay, she was released to home under Hospice and survived another week, then died peacefully surrounded by family and friends while in the arms of her husband.

Keli is preceded in death by her father, Daniel Franklin.

Keli is survived by her mother, Linda Parks, her husband, Robert Garland Cummings, her daughter’s, Porscha Merideth and Susan Howard, her brother, Scott Franklin, her sister, Lori Jiminez, her grandsons, Jeremy, Joe, Tyson and Cooper.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, beginning at 11:00 a.m. from The Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Minister Mark Dillmon officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.


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Jill parris

May 1, 2024, 6:47 pm

Will miss you my beautiful friend! You fought a good of the strongest woman I knew..but now you are healed in a much better you,

Rebekah Kaufman

May 4, 2024, 5:47 am

Keli was one of the most resilient and loving people I have ever known. She could find humor and beauty in the least of circumstances. She never looked toward the end, but toward the future, toward the good. She deserved so much more. I will never forget how she battled so much, and never let it slow her down- as was possible. She was, and will remain in my heart, and my life, an inspiration.

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