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Melva Teresa (Johnson) Keys

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Keys Melva Teresa Johnson Keys, age 82, born in Piedmont, West Virginia on June 6, 1934 departed this life for her Heavenly home on March 31, 2017. Preceding her in this walk of life was her devoted husband, Harry O. Keys, Sr., parents Kermit and Almeda Johnson, sisters Juanita Johnson-Price, and Willa M. Johnson, brothers Kermit W. Johnson, Jr., Harold E. Johnson, Gerald S. Johnson, and Herman E. Johnson. Teresa, as she was affectionately called, leaves to cherish her memory her son, Harry O. Keys, Jr.; daughters, Valerie (Charles) Grooms, and Tanya (Keith) Binion; granddaughters, Krystyn Teresa Grooms, Kara J. Grooms, and Samantha G. Binion; special sisters-in-law, Myra Perry, Thelma Stewart, Lois Johnson, Linda Johnson, and Joretta Keys; special cousin, Carol Johnson; special friends, Leola Stewart, Shirley Slade, Virginia Price Demerritt, Eleanor Freeman, William "Jack" Taylor, and Michael Branch; grandson-in-love, Darian Smith; granddaughter-in-love, Cassandra Cobb; and a host of special cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OSU Carepoint in Gahanna, and the Wexner Heritage Village Rehabilitation Center. Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. To express condolences to the Keys family, please visit Melva's online memory book at www.diehl-wittaker.com/obits


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 6, 2017
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