OBITUARY

David E Keyes

July 20, 1926June 10, 2018

David E Keyes, 91, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on July 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Jessie S. and the late Catherine Keyes (Miller). Mr. Keyes was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, receiving his B.A. in education, and receiving his ROTC commission as a 2nd Lt in the US Army while at the university. Mr. Keyes was a pharmaceutical representative for Schering-Plough and Merck Pharmaceuticals until his retirement.

He was a dedicated member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church as well as Providence Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Keyes was a veteran of the 2nd World War, serving in the infantry with the 35th Infantry Division in France and Germany. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a 2nd Lt at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his children, Nick (PJ Bounds) Christu of Denver, CO; Paul (Molly Aronson) Christu of Portland, OR; William Andrew "Andy" (Debra) Keyes of Fredericksburg, VA, and James Byron Keyes of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Rachel Gabay (Christu) and Brian Christu, Megan Tilberg(Keyes) and Whitney Eiden(Keyes), Natalie Mae Brandt of Denali, AK, Noel William Brandt (Christan) of Mercer, WI, and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Juanita Gill (Keyes) of Bowling Green, KY, and Zelda Scott (Keyes) of Memphis, TN.

Mr. Keyes was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Poole Keyes; son, Mark David Keyes; and by his brother, Boyd Keyes of Fullerton, California.

The family will be receiving visitors from 6-8PM on Friday, June 15th at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS.

Visitation will also be from 9-10AM on Saturday, June 16th at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1580 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, MS, with funeral services at the church at 10AM.

Graveside services with full military honors will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 6000 Clinton Blvd, Clinton, MS.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his children, Nick (PJ Bounds) Christu of Denver, CO; Paul (Molly Aronson) Christu of Portland, OR; William Andrew "Andy" (Debra) Keyes of Fredericksburg, VA, and James Byron Keyes of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Rachael Gabay (Christu) and Brian Christu, Megan Tilberg(Keyes) and Whitney Eiden(Keyes), Natalie Mae Brandt of Denali, AK, Noel William Brandt (Christan) of Mercer, WI, and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Juanita Gill (Keyes) of Bowling Green, KY, and Zelda Scott (Keyes) of Memphis, TN.

    Mr. Keyes was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Poole Keyes; son, Mark David Keyes; and by his brother, Boyd Keyes of Fullerton, California.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
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LISA NOLAN HEALEY

June 13, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. My parents and yours were good friends. We went to Trinity Methodist Church together. Your parents were special people. I have many fond memories of them. Prayers for your comfort and healing.

Jazmine Cappa

June 12, 2018

My condolences to the Keyes family. In this critical time the Bible can offer us a source of comfort. (John 5: 28, 29.) So very soon God will bring about a time where not only our loved ones will return., but they will return to a world where death will be no more.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

David E Keyes, 91, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi on July 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Jessie S. and the late Catherine Keyes (Miller). Mr. Keyes was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, receiving his B.A. in education, and receiving his ROTC commission as a 2nd Lt in the US Army while at the university. Mr. Keyes was a pharmaceutical representative for Schering-Plough and Merck Pharmaceuticals until his retirement.

He was a dedicated member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church as well as Providence Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Keyes was a veteran of the 2nd World War, serving in the infantry with the 35th Infantry Division in France and Germany. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a 2nd Lt at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his children, Nick (PJ Bounds) Christu of Denver, CO; Paul (Molly Aronson) Christu of Portland, OR; William Andrew "Andy" (Debra) Keyes of Fredericksburg, VA, and James Byron Keyes of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Rachel Gabay (Christu) and Brian Christu, Megan Tilberg(Keyes) and Whitney Eiden(Keyes), Natalie Mae Brandt of Denali, AK, Noel William Brandt (Christan) of Mercer, WI, and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Juanita Gill (Keyes) of Bowling Green, KY, and Zelda Scott (Keyes) of Memphis, TN.

Mr. Keyes was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Poole Keyes; son, Mark David Keyes; and by his brother, Boyd Keyes of Fullerton, California.

The family will be receiving visitors from 6-8PM on Friday, June 15th at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS.

Visitation will also be from 9-10AM on Saturday, June 16th at Providence Presbyterian Church, 1580 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, MS, with funeral services at the church at 10AM.

Graveside services with full military honors will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 6000 Clinton Blvd, Clinton, MS.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.