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Velma Lee Keeling

January 24, 1932 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Velma Lee Keeling, 89, entered into rest on August 29, 2021. She was born on January 24, 1932, in Blytheville, AR to Paul and Mary Ford.

 

Velma was a lifelong Pentecostal and a member of the First Apostolic Church of Concord for over sixteen years. She was also a very hard worker and enjoyed her time as a CNA at nursing homes. During her free time, she loved to work in her vegetable garden. Velma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished by those that loved her.

 

She is reunited in heaven with her loving husband, Lincoln Keeling; parents, Paul Dixon Ford and Mary Violet (Glover) Ford; brothers, Ronnie Eugene Ford and Paul Edward Ford; son-in-law, Jimmy Dunavin; and grandson, Timothy Baker. She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Dunavin, Brenda Robertson (Andy), and Nola Goodwin (John); son, Dwight Keeling (Lovetta); sisters, Norma Jean Mathis and Sherry Baker (Larry); as well as eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.

 

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Willis Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Willis Funeral Service. Interment will follow funeral service at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR 72501

Funeral Service
Friday
September 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR 72501

Interment following funeral service
Friday
September 3, 2021

Oak Grove Cemetery
Latitude 35.6512° or 35° 39' 4.3" north Longitude -91.9157° or 91° 54' 56.5" west
Concord, AR 72523

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