Clara O’Neal Keith
  • 96 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 11, 1918
  • Date of passing: May 2, 2015
Let the memory of Clara be with us forever

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.

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.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by darnelle averre on 8th May 2015

"Sue,Kenneth and Neal, You were faithful to Aunt Clara and her care.  I know that you will miss her but knowing that she is in a much better place and for sure heaven is a much better place.  I have such great memories and as I said she has finished her recipe.   My prayer for each of you is that God will give you peace and understanding today and the days ahead.  Love to each of you!"

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