Clara O’Neal Keith, 96, of 15408 Creedmoor Road, died peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home surrounded by family.
A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Scott O'Neal, Sr. and Minnie Wheelous O'Neal. She was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church, a farmer’s wife, a homemaker, and a loving Mother and Nannie. She enjoyed cooking and quilting during her life and shared the fruits of these talents with others.
Surviving are her daughter, Sue Keith Woodlief (Kenneth), of Creedmoor; a grandson, Neal Keith Woodlief, of Raleigh; and a daughter-in-law, Joan M. Keith, of Knotts Island. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Wilbur “Bill” Keith; a son, Billy J. Keith; two brothers, Elbert O’Neal, Jr., and Wallace O’Neal; and two sisters, Vivian Near O’Neal and Marjorie O’Neal Thompson.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 from 6:00-8:30 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times in the home. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Alvin Thomas and Rev. Ray Gooch 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor. Burial will immediately follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.
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The family would like to extend thanks to all the friends and extended family that offered support during the past several months. A special thanks goes to Duke Hospice workers Ruby Byrd and Angela Cooper, and caregivers Odessa Cash, Donna Lee and Dorothy Snow.
Flowers are accepted or donations can be made in memory of Clara O. Keith, to Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1513 Beaver Dam Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522 or Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneral home.com.
Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Keith family.