Jai Anthony Keys

January 30, 1969April 21, 2021

Jai Anthony Keys was born on January 30, 1969 and passed away on April 21, 2021 and is under the care of Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on May 13, 2021 at 9:00 am at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 North Carolina Drive, El Paso, TX.

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13 May


9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hillcrest Funeral Home

1060 North Carolina Drive
El Paso, TX 79915


Jai Anthony Keys

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Chrystal Evans Green

May 1, 2021

So many memories..... Every one cherished. You were you. A one of a kind. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I can still hear you telling jokes and making everyone laugh. Asking my Mom to take you to Whataburger, ordering a root beer. I remember when you left for Desert Storm and I would wait to hear from you on those crazy phone lines. I was just thankful you were ok. Missing you..... You are loved. Prayers of comfort to your Precious Mother, your Strong Sister and the family who will miss Jai Anthony Keys.

janice kuhnert

April 30, 2021

Remembering Jai as the father of our precious great grandson. Those were happier days. Please know we are sharing your loss with sympathy and prayers for all. Harold and Janice Kuhnert

Nancy Woods

April 28, 2021

Irma, Walter, Mandy and family- Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.
Remembering the happier days and the man we loved who gave us all the best gift, a precious son, his namesake, who we all love dearly.
May God comfort each of you.
Love, Nancy & Jim Woods

David Kelly

April 27, 2021

Jai, Ginger, and I before prom about a million years ago. I think this picture says it all, he just lit up every room he walked into the entire time I knew him. We hadn't spoken in 30 years but the pain of his untimely passing is still so sharp! My most heartfelt condolences to the Keys family and all of Jai's friends.

Vicente Hernandez

April 26, 2021

Walter, I feel your pain. I too lost my precious son,Blu. Walter, though they cannot come to us, we will go to them. And when we do, we’ll pick up a basketball game. You and I, two old men, against our “prides and joys”. I love you Jai. Mr. H.

David Perez

April 25, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family. Jai was a friend, and a great competitor. We were basketball and baseball teammates and he made me better by challenging me to be my best. My favorite memory of him was during our junior year in baseball when he used the phrase “beam him up” whenever the team we were playing changed their pitcher. He was always smiling and never backed away from a challenge. My friend the big “KNIGHT” in the sky needed you with him by his side so he told the angles “BEAM HIM UP.” You will be missed Jai, Rest In Peace!

Ginger Kerrick

April 25, 2021

In junior high and high school Jai was always the brightest light in the room - so charming and funny. This was one of my treasured moments with him. He didn’t even take me to prom but came by so we could have a picture together. He was like a brother to me back then and I loved him. My condolences to Jai’s family and friends. Know that he touched many lives on his short time here on Earth.

Pamela Grass,Nevarez

April 24, 2021

My condolences to the Keys family. May the Lord bless you all with peace & comfort in knowing Jai is in his everlasting home 🙏 I spent time hanging out with Jai & the Hernandez boys growing up. He was a great guy... Not to mention great to look at too. It's such a sad day when we hear of one of our former childhood friends passing.😔

Roseanna Frias Chafino

April 23, 2021

I am heartbroken to hear about Jai’s passing. Jai was our neighbor growing up, and I remember him visiting even after his family moved away from Coralstone Dr. His beautiful smile and laugh will remain a cherished memory for me. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Crissy Escamilla

April 23, 2021

A very charming and dynamic person no one could ever forget. I am so very grateful we had a chance to visit a few years ago to catch up on our lives and laugh a bit.

My most sincere condolences to Jai’s family, friends, and loved ones. Rest In Peace dear friend.


Jai, Ginger and David


New York Yankees


Jai and Jai


Jai with friends from Hanks


Great smile!


Favorite hoodie


Jai is Pan Dulce


Jai and Kamia


Jai top scorer Hanks vs Austin


Graduation Picture
Go Knights!