Bessie Keys

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 20, 2009

Bessie Keys
SUFFOLK—Bessie Keys, 73, died March 15, 2009, in Sentara Obici Hospital.
She was a native of Nansemond County, and daughter of the late Roosevelt Douglas and Caroline Bradshaw Douglas.
She was also predeceased by her husband, Charlie Keys.
Mrs. Keys was a member of Zion Christian Church and its usher board.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Boone (James) and Lizzie Lawrence, both of Suffolk; five sons, Charlie Keys Jr. (Malinda) of Franklin, Norris E. Keys and Morris L. Keys (Dondie), both of Suffolk, Ardell Keys (Rom) of Suitland, Md. and Romeo Singh of Franklin; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Copeland, of Suffolk; one brother, Roosevelt Douglas Jr. of Paterson, N.J.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Zion Christian Church, officiated by the Rev. Ben Fitzgerald III.
Interment will be in Zion Christian Church Cemetery.
Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.
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