Crawford Keys Small(1935 - 2013)

Jane Crawford Keys Small


Jane Crawford Keys Small passed away peacefully on June 7th 2013 surrounded by friends and family. She was born in Greenville SC on August 11, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Rachel Geer and James Crawford Keys, Jr and the wife of the late Robert Keeney Small. She is survived by her three children; Geer Small Messinger of Newport, RIand her three children; Kipp Gordon Small of Delray Beach, FL and his three children; Allison Small Annand, her husband David of Nashua, NH and their two children.She is also survived by her brother Ben Geer Keys, his wife Martha of Greenville, SC.

Crawford attended St. Catherine's school in Richmond Virginia, graduated in 1953 and then attended Mt. Vernon Junior College in Washington DC, graduating 1955.

Crawford left for New York City after college, where she met her husband of 47 years. They started their family in NYC and raised their children while living in New England and North Carolina. They retired in Charleston, SC where they lived for ten years. After her husband died, Crawford returned back to her hometown of Greenville SC. Crawford was a charter member of the McCoin Book Club of Greenville SC and dedicated member of the Junior League.She and her husband were also volunteers for Meals on Wheels.

Her family will be receiving friends on Saturday June 15th2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM at the home of Martha and Ben Geer Keys, 12 Victory Avenue, Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Keys Family Scholarship Fund at Furman University Office of Development 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613 or the Meals on Wheels Program of Greenville County, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605

Online condolences can be made at

There will be a memorial service at Trinity EpiscopalChurch in Newport, RI in August.

Cremation Society of South Carolina

Funeral Home

Cremation Society Of South Carolina
328 Dupont Drive Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 233-7334

Published in The Greenville News on June 12, 2013