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Allie M Keys, 70

April 22, 1953 — November 7, 2023

Collins, MS

Mrs. Allie Mae Graves Keys, 70, Collins, MS passed away on November 9, 2023.

She was baptized early in life at Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a graduate of Carver Central High School, Collins.  After furthering her education, she became an Educator to Special Needs Students in the Covington County School District.  After retirement, she focused on full-time ministry work with her husband, Reverend Andrew Keys

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, shopping, and taking care of everyone she met. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Florine Dawson Graves; her loving and devoted husband, Reverend Andrew Keys; sister and brother-in-law, Cora M. (Arthur) Turer, brother, John L. Grave, niece, Stephanie L. Turner, father-in-law, and mother-in-law, Audrey and Ethelene Keys and brother-in-law, Artis Fairley.  

Survivors include her daughter, Andrea (Ray McLaurin) Keys, son Tremaine (Yolanda) Keys; grandchildren, Andrew, Ragan, Tremayia, Tayla, Treasure, JaKyra, and Kalysia; great-grandson, Creed Mclaurin; sisters, Annie L. Beasley, Collins, MS, Teresa Hall and Tommiesene Beasley, both of Gulfport, MS.  Two brothers, Dennis Beasley, Collins and Freddie (Tindell) Beasley, Pearl, MS.  Brothers-in-law, Arthur (Peggy) Keys and George (Arquita) Keys all of Collins.  Sisters-in-law, Lou Humphries, Spring Valley, CA, Lucinda Speighs and Pauline Keys Fairley, all of Collins, Diane Drake, Baton Rouge LA, Loretta Keys, Ruby Aldridge, and Linda Burkett, all of Collins.  She also leaves a legacy of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


Honorary Pallbearers:  Tremaine Keys, Creed McLaurin, Andrew Keys, Caedan Key, Dennis Beasley, Terrance Hall, Freddie Beasley, and Cameron Wiliams.
Active Pallbearers:  Curtis Key, George Keys, Jr., Dewey Turner, Solomon Fairley, Cornelius Beasley, and C'Zar Keys
Flower Bearers:  Class of 1971 and Nieces

Pastor George Dawson was the Officiant.

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