Signature Q&A

Keri Ray Galey, 48, is director of membership for the Midtown Merchants Association as well as a closet organizer and personal shopper. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Science from Mississippi State University. She is married to Roman Galey of SouthGroup Insurance Services. She has a son, Fletcher, 20 and a stepdaughter, Ella, 14.

What is your idea of happiness? 
Going to the lake with family and friends water skiing and wake surfing all day long! 

What is your greatest fear?
Drowning in the ocean. 

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 
I take on too much. I am learning to SIMPLIFY in 2019!

What is the trait you most deplore in others? 
When others are not dependable. 

Which talent would you most like to have? 
I would love to be a professional ballroom dancer. I love Dancing With The Stars!

What is your favorite quality in a woman? 
Her strength. Women can multi-task like crazy, juggling huge amounts of tasks (good and bad) and still show their strength. 

What is your favorite quality in a man?  
Love to see a man cherish his wife, mom, sister or girlfriend. Thankful for my husband, dad and son. 

What do you most value in your friends? 
I love their total honesty with me! 

What is your idea of misery? 
When my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and the thought of him dying or being in a coma at the age of 7 was horrible! 

What do you hate the most? 
People who are judgmental. You have no idea what someone is dealing with in their life. 

Who is your favorite fictional hero?  
Charlie’s Angels, Jill Monroe (Farrah Fawcett). Oh, her hair! 

How would you like to die?
In my sleep.

Who are your heroes in real life? 
My parents and my precious Aunt Mary Jo Basinger. 

What was the worst day of your life? 
When my cousin took his life. 

What was the happiest day of your life? 
My son’s birth. 

Who are your favorite authors? 
Rick Warren - What on Earth Am I Here For? The Bible

Besides the Pine Belt, where is your favorite place to be? 
Anywhere in Colorado!

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be?
Jesus- I will one day! 

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? 
I roller skated and sang in my Junior Miss Competition. I was trying to be like Olivia Newton John in Xanadu!

What words would people use to describe you? 
Real, determined, crazy, happy, energetic, funny, loving.

What is your present state of mind? 

What is your motto? 
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13.

What would you eat for your last meal?  
This is easy! My mom’s homemade chicken pie, cream corn, butter beans and her cornbread sticks! Delish!