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Keys, Jessie Lee

   

 

                                                    

                                                                                                                                      Jessie L. Keys

                                                                                                                   1937 -2020

 Jessie L. Keys, age 83, passed away July 9, 2020 in Farmington, MO.  Jessie was born on April 23, 1937 in Itta Bena, Mississippi.  He served his country in the United States Army for 20 years.  Keys or “Sarge” as he was called by his friends, had many friends throughout the world.  He served overseas and throughout the Continental United States (CONUS).  Keys was a Vietnam Veteran and received many awards along with an honorable discharge. Keys was also an entrepreneur and was the former owner of “Keys Lounge and Restaurant” that was once located in South St. Louis, Missouri.  After the lounge closed, Keys lived out his retirement on his terms doing what he wanted and traveled where he wanted. Keys is survived by his ex-wife Viola M. Keys, the mother of his children who include Woyece Keys, Loleta (Keys) Wilkerson (Spouse: Bobby Wilkerson), Castofa Keys (Spouse: Salena Keys), LiAngel Keys; grandchildren Aaron Wilkerson (Spouse: Jasmin Wilkerson), Ashley Wilkerson, Cordrique Eiland, Massandje Darlin (Spouse: Hakeem Darlin)Tya Keys, Haley Broussard, and Myles Keys; great grandchildren Macari Roundtree and Markel Wilkerson; his brother Mamon Keys; and two sisters, Rosie (Keys) Coleman and Ethel (Keys) Watson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. His parents Fannie Mae (Griggs) Keys and John Henry Keys preceded him in death along with siblings Frank Keys, John Keys, Roger Keys, and ST (Bud) Keys. He will be missed.

Services: Visitation will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. until service time beginning at 9:00 A.M. Graveside service will be at  Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery at 10:30 A.M. with Full Military Honors.

 

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