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Herman Keys, 73

September 13, 1949 — July 27, 2023

Collins, MS

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Mr. Herman Keys, 73, Collins, MS passed away on July 27, 2023.
 
Mr. Keys's early education consisted of attending Hopewell School and Carver Central High School, which is now a historic landmark of Covington County.  After high school, he attended Coahoma Jr. College, Clarksdale, MS, afterwards he enlisted in the United States Marines in 1969.  He also enlisted in the United States National Guard and during his service and dedication to our country, he served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Gulf  Tours.  He was also employed with the Collins Police Department for many years until his retirement.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Keys, Sr.; son, Sherrod Leggett Keys; brothers, Douglas Keys and Carl Keys, and sister, Constance Keys Jones.
 
Survivors include, his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Annette Keys, Collins, MS; his mother, Hershey Lee Keys, Collins; children, Tammy (Oliver) Paterson, Moses ( Olivia) Keys, Thomas (Christine) Fairley, Shana Keys, Katina (Tivon) Hawthorne, Ladonna (Sheraton) Fairley. 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Siblings, (brothers), Larry (Sandra) Keys, Lelus (Mary) Keys, James (Deborah) Keys, Michael Keys,  and  Randolph (Courtney) Keys.   Sisters, Marie Keys, Annette (Will) Evans, Michelle (Richard) Forrest and Vicki(Dwight) Ferrell and two loving aunts, Lela D. Keys, and Jr. R. Keys.  A host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.  Three Honorable: Family Members, Lee Earl Wheeler, Sammy Spencer, and Robert Fairley.
 
Honorary Pallbearers:  Herman Keys, Jr., Lee Earl Wheeler, Sammy spencer, and Robert Fairley
 
Active Pallbearers:  Rell Keys, Elijah Keys, Shad Keys, Dorian McLaurin, DeCarlo Shaw, Mylik Love, Kempton Fairley and Toni Keys
 
Flower Bearers:  Grand Daughters
 
Elder Lelus Keys was the Officiant.
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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Rocky Valley Missionary Baptist Church

46 Rocky Valley Rd, Collins, MS 39428

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Burial

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Rocky Valley Missionary Baptist Church

46 Rocky Valley Rd, Collins, MS 39428

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