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Barbara Jean (Burleson) Keith

December 15, 1938 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 80)


Barbara Jean Keith, age 80, of 228 H Nichols Dr., Independence, VA; passed away September 17, 2019 at her residence. She was born December 15, 1938 in Affinity, WV to the late Hughie Burton Burleson and Ruth Doss Burleson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Curtis L. King and Jerry Allen Keith; a son, Anthony Lance King.

She is survived by two daughters: Tracy Walton of Independence, VA, Leona Bolling and husband Charles of Marion, VA; a son, Curtis Wade "Pete" King and wife Sheila of Rural Retreat, VA; six grandchildren: Danielle Walton, Marshall Walton, Christopher King, Alisha King, Cassandra Hayton, and Cara Mikel Burgess; seventeen great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services to honor the life of Barbara will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Sharon Baptist Church in Rural Retreat, VA with the Reverends Jack Rutherford and David Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm at the church prior to the service and other times at the residence. Interment will follow on Friday at 10 am in the church cemetery.

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September 19, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sharon Baptist Church (VA)

Funeral Service
September 19, 2019

7:00 PM
Sharon Baptist Church (VA)

September 20, 2019

10:00 AM
Sharon Baptist Church Cemtery
219 Sharons Road
Rural Retreat, NC 24368

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