Della Margaret Branscum Keith was born January 31, 1931 the daughter of the late Ira and Vada Hammond Branscum. She passed away Monday morning at her son's home, reaching an age of 87 years.
On July 5, 1946 she united in marriage with her husband of 52 years, Arvel A. Keith, who passed away February 3, 1999.
To this union three children surviveEdward and his wife Darlene Keith, Euetta Morrow, and Justene and husband John Foster.
Also surviving are seven grandchildrenTonya (Sam) Wooten, Jill (Rob) Allen, Amy (Steve) Clenney, Jennifer (Darrin) Perkins, Darrell (Angie) Morrow and David (Christy) Foster.
Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son-in-lawBro. Bobby Morrow; and her grandsonAnthony Keith.
She was the last surviving member of the Ira Branscum family.
She is preceded in death by her siblingsStella Marsh, Nella Casada, Christine Mayfield, Charlie, Hubert, Walter and Robinson Branscum and four infant brothers.
At the age of 19 she accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Zion Baptist Church.
She later moved her membership to the Liberty Baptist Church where she remained faithful as long as her health allowed.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Ulanda Price officiating.
Burial was in the Liberty Church Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 30, 2018