ARTIE ENGLAND KEITH
BURLINGTON/WEAVERVILLE – Artie England Keith, 89, of Burlington, formerly of Weaverville died Monday, March 13, 2017.
Mrs. Keith was born May 6, 1927 in Yancey County to the late Gay “Pet” and Ella Westall England. She was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life, moving to the Burlington area 5 years ago. Mrs. Keith attended Berea College and was retired from Wachovia, where she was a bookkeeper and personal banker. She was an avid quilter and traveler. Mrs. Keith was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Weaverville for many years and a current member of Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Trent Keith, who died in 1988, and grandson, Xavier.
Surviving are her daughter, Teresa Smith and husband Lewis of Haw River; son, V. Trent Keith and wife Vicki Parker Keith of Richmond, VA; sister, Lillian Davis of Hendersonville; brother, Prentiss England of Hayesville; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Artie’s life will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of The Lambs Chapel, Haw River Campus, 415 Roxboro Rd., Haw River, NC 27258.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverend Jay Rabuck officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 846, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Keith’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Celebration of Life
The Lambs Chapel, Haw River Campus
Thursday March 16th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
415 Roxboro Rd.
Haw River, NC 27258
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West Memorial Park
Saturday March 18th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
Saturday March 18th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
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Teresa and Trent
I remember how kind and genuine both your parents were to the youth at church.They led by example in word and deed.May the Lord bless you in His peace.
Love,Joan W Johnson
Submitted by Joan W Johnson on Mar 22 2017 09:45:00 PM
Trent,Teresa,and family. So very sorry to hear about Artie. We had so many great memories of her. Your Dad was in the hospital the same time my Dad was. The passed away only weeks apart. They were on the same floor. Then, when Uncle Clifford and,Aunt Nan were in their last years we spent a,lot of time together. She was a blast!! We know you have lots of great memories to hold on to. May God comfort each of you.
Submitted by Merrill, Bobbie, and Tristan Briggs on Mar 18 2017 02:48:54 PM
Teresa and Trent, thinking of you with your lose of your Mom. Prayers for comfort for all. I have many good memories of your Mom as we grew up.
Submitted by Nancy Ray Morgan on Mar 17 2017 08:52:13 PM
Dakota and Family,
My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Mary Martin on Mar 16 2017 03:34:06 PM
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Mebane Ridge Assisted Living lit a candle on Mar 16 2017 10:20:11 AM
Teresa and family,
Artie will be greatly missed by all of us at Mebane Ridge. We are grateful that we were able to have her as part of our family. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Stephanie A Cates on Mar 16 2017 10:19:38 AM
Vicki and family, You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving. Artie and I had many wonderful days of quilting together and I enjoyed the fellowship with her very much. May there be comfort in knowing friends share in your sorrow. May God bless you.
Submitted by Peggy Howell on Mar 15 2017 10:15:15 AM
My deepest condolences.
Submitted by Ginger Stanfield Carlson on Mar 15 2017 12:02:10 AM
Teresa, Trent and Families, So very sorry to hear of Arties' passing. We had a lot of good times together. She had the best sense of humor. We went to the beach one time and I had bought Hermit crabs for my class. They were in a cage in the back with Artie. They got loose and got on her foot and she screamed and we almost wrecked. We had to stop on the side of the road to hunt them and tape the lid down. I was afraid she would be mad but she just laughed and said I had better make sure the tape would hold. I loved her and I missed her after she moved. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will miss her.
Submitted by Pat Burnette on Mar 14 2017 10:22:56 PM
I have many memories of Artie. A precious woman who touched many.
Submitted by Pam Keith Stanfield on Mar 14 2017 09:05:14 PM
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