Edward Lewis Keith

April 06, 1942 - June 16, 2019

Obituary for Edward Lewis Keith

The Keith family is sad to announce the passing of a loved one.

Edward Lewis Keith was born April 6, 1942 to the late Ernest Roscoe Jackson of Sylvester, Georgia and Kathleen Keith Richardson of Sylvester, Georgia. He departed this life to live eternally with the Lord, on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Edward attended J.W. Holley High School in Sylvester, Georgia. He spent time in Georgia and New Jersey throughout his childhood. He moved to Newark, NJ as an adult and worked for American Bakery in Newark, NJ for 8 years. Then moved to Albany, GA in 1973 and worked for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. for 13 years before owning his own General Contracting and Rental Company.

Edward had a very strong work ethic and was very passionate about his work. He instilled the same work ethic in all of his children. He also regularly attended Victory Tabernacle for many years, avid reader of the bible and lover of the Lord.

Edward departed this life on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the age of 77 years young. He is survived by 6 children: Annette D. Dewitt of Newark, N.J., Kathleen D. Keith of Albany, GA, Coretta D. Keith of Leesburg, GA, Stephanie D. Keith of New Albany, OH, Edward N. Keith of Marietta, GA, and Latrelle S. Keith of Knoxville, TN. His sisters Deanie Smith (Randy Smith) of Pittsburg, PA and Barbara Hall (Willie J. Hall) of Albany, GA. Five Grand children and one Great Grand and a host of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. We all will miss him dearly.

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I attended school with some of Mr. Keith' children and grew up on West Street. I am very sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. Death is never easy, in fact at 1 Corinthians 15:26 death is described as our “enemy.” Yet the bible does offer hope at Revelation 21:4, ‘he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. The former things have passed away.’
- Cynthia Ragsdale

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