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William Keith, Sr
Aug 06, 1923 to Feb 22, 2015


On February 22, 2015, God saw in His infinite wisdom to call William Keith, Sr., 91, home from earthly battles to heavenly rewards. Born August 6, 1923, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Mays Williams and Estelle Keith. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized, and joined Grant Hill Baptist Church, where he remained a member. He was united in marriage to the late Daisy Carter Keith, and to this union nine children were born. He leaves to cherish fond memories: two daughters, Daisy Brown of Plainfield, NJ and Ruby Carter of New York, NY; five sons, William Keith, Jr., James Keith, and Darryl (Cherlyn) Keith of Sumter, Phillip (Tina) Keith of Oceanside, CA, Willie Lee Gibson of Philadelphia, PA; twenty nine grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Jefferson of Dalzell; one daughter-in-law, Diane Keith of New York, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Daisy Carter Keith; two daughters, Evelyn Keith Butler and Rosa Lee Keith; two sons, Alexander Keith and Mitchell Keith; two brothers and two sisters; and one son-in-law, Joseph Brown, Sr. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 from the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 5401 Black River Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Clifton Witherspoon, pastor, Rev. R. L. Williams, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Durant Jenkins. The family is receiving family and friends at the home 3421 Ebenezer Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10:00 a. m. for viewing. The procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a m. Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dalzell.
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