May Keel

May Keel

Tuesday, May 4th, 1937 - Friday, November 6th, 2020
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May Keel, age 83 of Big Rock, TN passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home, Clarksville, TN. She was born May 4, 1937 in Michigan, daughter of the late Roy and Marjorie Helen Retan. Ms. May was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and worked as a housekeeper and babysitter for many years.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Keel, brother, Roy Retan, Jr. and sisters, Barbara McCown and Ruth Moore.

She is survived by her loving children, Michael Keel (Tracy), Cumberland Furnace, TN, Steven Keel (Elizabeth), Dover, TN, Juanita Kirby, Lebanon, TN, Margie Seeman (Steve), Chandler, AZ, Mary Dominguez, Clarksville, TN, and Cindy Tilson (Danny), Big Rock, TN, brother, Bill Retan, Atlanta, GA, uncle, Earl Goudy, FL, 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Corinth Cemetery, with Rev. William Gray officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions in May’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 1:00pm
    Corinth Cemetery
    Long Creek Rd
    Dover, TN
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    William Gray
  • Interment

    Corinth Cemetery
    Long Creek Rd
    Dover, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Susan Retan Adamo

Posted at 05:57pm
We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt May. One of the things I remember most is her laugh. She had the best laugh. Please know that we are praying for all of you, and that God comfort you in this painful time.

Dan, Susan and Anna Adamo

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