Loretto Xavier Keith
29 October, 2019 – 5 January, 2020
Loretto Xavier Keith was born at his home in Shelby Township, MI on October 29, 2019. He went home to heaven on January 5, 2020. He weighed 4lbs 7oz, was 17.5 inches long, and was caught by his father as he came into the world. Right from the start he made an impression on people. Flirting with the nurses and laughing at the doctors. His personality brought joy to all who encountered his presence. Loretto made us smile everyday yelling with his enormous voice to ensure his opinion was voiced he was a born leader. Loretto loved to be held and never wanted to miss out on anything. He always smirked and laughed when Michael made a dirty joke and at his mother's witty remarks. He listened to everything he could hear. Listening to music was his favorite way to spend time relaxing, eating, and being put to sleep. His favorite music was Motown, Rap, and listening to mom and dad sing. Loretto's favorite way to sleep was being held. He gave the best snuggles around. He took after his father in most ways but he undeniably had his mother’s eyes and lips, with the bluest eyes and golden red hair. His favorite time was bath time loving being pampered like the little king he was, getting his head and back massaged was essential to his bath and eating rituals. He also loved eating, laying on mom, and falling asleep to Motown music.
He is survived by his parents Michael Keith and Jocelyn Keith; his siblings Isabella Lillian and Lucas Scott. His grand father Michael Williams, grandmother Diana Kidder, and grandfather Joe Kidder; grandmother Marie Aninos; uncles Chuck Craig, Trevor Szafran, and Joe Chartier; aunts April Craig, Patricia Harris, and Aunt Deborah; cousin Mylan; and friend Tom McGee.
- Michael Keith, Father
- Jocelyn Keith, Mother
- Isabella Lillian, Sister
- Lucas Scott, Brother
- Marie Aninos, Grandmother
- Michael Williams, Grandfather
- Joe (Diana) Kidder, Grandparents
- April Craig, Aunt
- Chuck Craig, Uncle
- Trevor Szafran, Uncle
- Joe Chartier, Uncle
- Tom McGee, Friend
- Visitation Thursday, 16 January , 2020
- Visitation Friday, 17 January , 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, 17 January , 2020
Loretto Xavier Keith
January 15, 2020
I'm so blessed to have spent so much time with you...holding you and loving you...kissing your sweet face. I dont understand but in time I will. Your little life touched mine and so many others in the most delicate but profound way. Give your Aunts kisses for me and we will see each other soon! Love GiGi
January 14, 2020
I’m very grateful to have held my great nephew. Sleep peaceful handsome ❤️😢.
YiaYia & Papou
January 11, 2020
Holy Father, we are humbled by your promise that you will never leave us, or forsake us.
Strengthen us to endure these trials.. quicken our hearts & minds to your wisdom & understanding.
As Loretto is renewed & made whole in your sweet embrace, remind us of his truth.
And one day, along with our precious Loretto, by the grace of God, we too shall wear the crown of eternal life. Peace & Love
January 9, 2020
I love you my little man. I’ll forever remember our times together. Your snuggles were the best. And you were already trying to tell on everyone to me. My angel baby, fly high and Get our play place ready because you know Auntie loves to play with you. I’ll love you forever and forever and always my baby boy you’ll be.