Dr. G. Reid Keiger

May 9, 1936November 24, 2018
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On 11/24/2018, Dr. G. Reid Keiger, 82, followed his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, into the Realms of Glory. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Emma Keiger, and two of his brothers, Ormond and Dustin. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Geraldine Wilson Keiger; they were blessed with 3 sons – Alan (Cathy) of Charlotte; Brian (Laina) of Ft. Mill, SC; Rev. Carey (Lori) of Hoover, AL. Nine grandchildren - Karen Whitfield (Jody), Lindsay Small (Greg), Franny Montgomery (fiancé, Josh), Lexi (14), Carley (12), CJ (2), Christian (17), Zack (17), Breanna (15); 7 great grandchildren – Kohl Whitfield, Jakob Whitfield, Raygen Ellis, Tanner Small, Landen Reid, Kristopher Dunham, and Trevor Dunham.

Dr. Keiger was a graduate of Bob Jones University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his doctorate from Southern Seminary in 1979. He served in the ministry for more than 60 years. He served the Lord as pastor of Yadkin Baptist Church in Statesville; Baptist Home Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro; Rolling Roads Baptist Church in Greensboro; Thomasboro Baptist Church in Charlotte; and New Hope Baptist Church in Charlotte. Dr. Keiger also helped create a counseling program at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church and served in an interim capacity at several churches upon his retirement. He was named Pastor Emiratis of New Hope Baptist Church.

A celebration of Dr. Keiger’s life will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Monroe on Wednesday, November 28th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27th at the church from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of Shiloh Baptist Church; Hospice-Novant Health; or the Mecklenburg County Council-Boy Scouts of America.


  • Geraldine Wilson Keiger, Wife
  • Alan Keiger (Cathy), Son
  • Brian Keiger (Laina), Son
  • Reverend Carey Keiger (Lori), Son
  • Karen Whitfield (Jody), Grandchild
  • Lindsay Small (Greg), Grandchild
  • Franny Montgomery (fiance' Josh), Grandchild
  • Kohl Whitfield, Great Grandchild
  • Jakob Whitfield, Great Grandchild
  • Raygen Ellis, Great Grandchild
  • Tanner Small, Great Grandchild
  • Landen Reid, Great Grandchild
  • Kristopher Dunham, Great Grandchild
  • Trevor Dunham, Great Grandchild
  • Dr. Keiger also leaves his grandchildren, Lexi, Carley, CJ, Christian, Zack, and Breanna to cherish his memory.

  • Zach Keiger
  • Christian Keiger
  • Jody Whitfield
  • Greg Small
  • Kohl Whitfield
  • Josh Walden
  • Jakob Whitfield

  • Building Fund of Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Hospice-Novant Health
  • Mecklenburg County Council-Boy Scouts of America


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dr. G. Reid Keiger

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David & Carolyn Dearman

November 30, 2018

Geri & Family, We were heart broken to hear of the passing of Pastor Keiger. We were so blessed to have you guys as our friends and Pastor, too. Although the years have passed quickly, we will always cherish the time of our friendship and our church family, too. You are in our hearts and prayers. God Bless you and your family in the days ahead.
David & Carolyn Dearman

Gina Brock

November 28, 2018

I grew up at New Hope Baptist Church while Dr. Keiger was pastor. I remember him as kind, encouraging, and selfless. When I encountered a call to ministry, Dr. Keiger was supportive and led the church to be so, too. He participated in my ordination service in 1998. He continues to be one of my role models. Thank you, Dr. Keiger, for supporting a young woman in ministry.

Gina M. Brock
Associate Pastor
Ardmore Baptist Church
Winston-Salem, NC

Melodie Griswold

November 28, 2018

I was blessed when Reid and Geri moved across the street from me; they are such fine neighbors and friends. My affectionate nickname for Reid is the Lawn Missionary. He taught me a lot about how to use my lawn tools and sometimes came over to help get my leaves up when I was at work. He never said a word about it, just helped. As a single woman, I really appreciated it. He did numerous things to show he cared, and it meant much to me. How many neighbors take the time to do that? He really embodied relational evangelism-what a humble reflection of Christ. I also appreciate his sense of humor. He was such a kind and loving man, and it was truly a blessing to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with Geri and family.

Sandy Page

November 27, 2018

Gerry, Alan, Brian, Carey, and all the family,
I am so sorry that I won't be able to attend the services for Dr. K. Unfortunately I am out of town. My heart and prayers are with you all. My favorite memory of him, and I think it shows so much about his character, is finding him vacuuming the sanctuary at church one Sunday morning. No complaints; no asking anyone else to get it done. When have you ever seen the lead pastor vacuuming?! He was never too proud, or too important, or too lofty to get down and do any job that needed to be done. He was a wonderful preacher and pastor, and a good friend. May our great God bring you joy and peace as you celebrate his life and legacy!
Sandy Page

Arlene Redding

November 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss, Gerry and sons. Will be praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time. Arlene Redding