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Deborah Keith

November 4, 1962 ~ April 9, 2021 (age 58)


Angels adorned in all finery descended from heaven and retrieved their beautiful sister, Deborah R. Keith, on April 9, 2021, at 8:30 PM in her home at 58 years old.  She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, James DeWayne Keith, grandmother, Irene Keith, and many cousins.  Deborah was surrounded by the love of her son, Terrell, throughout her life, as she so enriched others as well. Deborah lived her life in an exemplary fashion, always showing love and kindness, never judging, or being demeaning. 

Ms. Deborah R. Keith was born on November 4, 1962, to the parentage of Mary Joyce Keith and James Battle in Gadsden, Alabama.

She was educated in the Gadsden City school system and was a 1981 graduate of Emma Sansom High School and a graduate of New World College Hair/Cosmetology School.  Deborah was united with the Shiloh Baptist Church, under the pastorage of Reverend J.E. Merriweather.

This Beautiful Rose leaves splendid petals to share her memory: one devoted daughter, Miss Mechelle Lashay Keith (Gadsden); one devoted son, Mr. Terrell DeJuan Keith (Gadsden); two granddaughters, Kaliyan Haley and LaMyracle Lipscomb (Gadsden); two sisters, Ms. Shelia Keith (Gadsden) and Ms. Emma Sue Williams (Gadsden); two brothers, Mr. Anthony Keith (Gadsden) and Mr. Eric Brandon (Washington, DC); chosen mother/aunt, Ms. Shirley A. Keith (Gadsden); chosen sister/ cousin, Sylvia Keith Horton (Gadsden); chosen brothers/cousins, Mr. Timothy Keith (Gadsden) and Mr. Lacy (Della) Keith (Gadsden); two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lisha Keith (Gadsden) and Renay Keith (Trussville, AL); two nephews, Mr. Jamichael Keith, and Mr. Jamarqhus Keith (Trussille, AL); two grand-nephews, Jamauri Smith (Huntsville, AL) and Jameir Serrano (Birmingham, AL); special cousins, Ms. Victoria Johnson (Pennsylvania), LaMonte Prater, Kevon Horton, Stephan (Arthurine) Burton, Morgan Burton, Willie Stephan Burton, and Laylonie Woodruff. Victoria Lopp, Sharon Lopp, and John Lee Smith, (Akron, OH); and special friends, Raeven Bagley, the Littlefield Family, and the Gaddis Family.

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April 16, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Prestige Memorial Funeral Home
2412 Sansom Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35904

Celebration of Life
April 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Mt Zion Baptist Church
508 Allen Street
Gadsden, AL 35903

Interment following funeral service
April 17, 2021

Lincoln Hill Cemetery
408 Miller Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35903

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