Giampietro will be missed by many

Published 10:27 pm Friday, May 26, 2017

Dear Editor,

In reading the obituary for KellySue Giampietro, one of the ways she touched lives was not mentioned.

For as long as I remember since 2001, when we returned to Selma, KellySue taught water aerobics at 5:15 p.m. at the YMCA.

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That is how I got to know her. As Bracken and I were swimming laps, like clockwork, she would enter the building and proceed smiling to the pool, greeting members of her class and us in the lap lane.

She was pleasant, a friend to many, and always seemed to look for the good in folks and situations.

As it is hard for me to climb out of the pool using the ladder in the wall, I would always go behind her to enter and leave the lap lane as she taught her class.

She never complained of that “intrusion” and got a kick out of my swimming and pretending to be a shark when I went behind her.

We got to know those in the class, too. I know they will miss her. We miss her, a pleasant and giving lady. I am glad our paths crossed in the pool at the Y. Rest in the Lord’s Peace, my friend.

In Jesus,

Gail Box Ingram