ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, MARY FRANCES FLAGG-KEITH 62 years old , born on July 27, 1956 and passed away on March 30, 2019. We will remember her in Love with Faith In Our GOD forever.

Anyone who knew Mary knew she was the epitome of Faith, Family and Living Life to the Fullest. It was her desire that we Remember her In Love and Laughter so Please leave your Funniest, Most Memorable "Mary" Moment here and we'll add it to Our Memory or Prayer Tree.

GOD BLESS YOU

The Proud Family of Mary Flagg Keith

Posted by Xavier Saunders on March 30, 2020
I still miss you Mom. Today will be hard but I comforted in knowing your in a better place and that you're not suffering anymore.
Love always your one and only boy. Xavier
Posted by Kendyl Bradley on April 11, 2019
I love you granny im hurting but ik you not girl we done had our talks and theyve been in my head heavy kiss grandma net for me baby tell gus im still shot out and let max know we keeping that one love
Posted by Veneeciea Pinkney on April 9, 2019
My Most Memorable funniest moment was in East St. Louis- a boy at the church (PK) broke my heart by bringing another girl to church while we were still going together- Auntie helped me "keep my game face together" (she also called him a couple of things I can't print here)-took me home and let me cry. Fast Forward a few months to new boyfriend... and YES Auntie let me take him to church ... She and I switched right past ex boyfriend and she told me how proud she was of me ... Ieft her downstairs my chest puffed out and what do you know ex boyfriend is strategically standing on top of stairs asking to speak with me and I stopped to listen....Baby!!! When Mary came upstairs she said two words OUTSIDE NOW! I wish I could tell you she talked to me quietly NAH! My Aunt got in my face and told me DON'T YOU EVER IN YOUR LIFE LET ME SEE YOU DISRESPECT YOURSELF OR THE MAN YOU'RE WITH like that!!! I tried explaining but she gave me the huh/duh....then the "Mary bout to get you together look" and broke it down to me....Nesa that boy ain't had nothing to say to you since he brought that other girl to church not even I'm sorry so what is it he has to say to you now? She got me together like only Mary could then she hugged me smiled and told me now go back in there and show him what he missing and me and my Auntie ❤️ switched right on pass ex boyfriend right on Into the Sanctuary. Later that day new boo said you are the MVP and I thought to myself naw that would be Mary...
Posted by Veneeciea Pinkney on April 8, 2019
In Love I ❤️ Honor The Aunt who taught me everything. You will be dearly missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN, THANK YOU.

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Posted by Xavier Saunders on March 30, 2020
I still miss you Mom. Today will be hard but I comforted in knowing your in a better place and that you're not suffering anymore.
Love always your one and only boy. Xavier
Posted by Kendyl Bradley on April 11, 2019
I love you granny im hurting but ik you not girl we done had our talks and theyve been in my head heavy kiss grandma net for me baby tell gus im still shot out and let max know we keeping that one love
Posted by Veneeciea Pinkney on April 9, 2019
My Most Memorable funniest moment was in East St. Louis- a boy at the church (PK) broke my heart by bringing another girl to church while we were still going together- Auntie helped me "keep my game face together" (she also called him a couple of things I can't print here)-took me home and let me cry. Fast Forward a few months to new boyfriend... and YES Auntie let me take him to church ... She and I switched right past ex boyfriend and she told me how proud she was of me ... Ieft her downstairs my chest puffed out and what do you know ex boyfriend is strategically standing on top of stairs asking to speak with me and I stopped to listen....Baby!!! When Mary came upstairs she said two words OUTSIDE NOW! I wish I could tell you she talked to me quietly NAH! My Aunt got in my face and told me DON'T YOU EVER IN YOUR LIFE LET ME SEE YOU DISRESPECT YOURSELF OR THE MAN YOU'RE WITH like that!!! I tried explaining but she gave me the huh/duh....then the "Mary bout to get you together look" and broke it down to me....Nesa that boy ain't had nothing to say to you since he brought that other girl to church not even I'm sorry so what is it he has to say to you now? She got me together like only Mary could then she hugged me smiled and told me now go back in there and show him what he missing and me and my Auntie ❤️ switched right on pass ex boyfriend right on Into the Sanctuary. Later that day new boo said you are the MVP and I thought to myself naw that would be Mary...
her Life

A Life Well Lived....

Mary Flagg Keith was born in Jacksonville Florida to the proud Parents Nettie Fair & Aaron Flagg, Sr on July 27 Mary and her loving twin Marilyn came joyfully into the world.

Mary a bright and inquisitive child could always be found in the neighborhood, with her siblings or anyplace there was activity. Mary matriculated through schools in her hometown and upon Graduation attended both Florida State College and Edward Waters College. Mary was successful in both Careers as an Educator (5+ years), Finance Manager (17+ years) as well as a Banker (12+ years) finally Retiring in early 2000.

Mary met and married Windell Sanders In early years one beloved child was born to that union. Xavier T. Sanders (Twala).

Mary met, married and lived a love story with Carlton Keith for 30 + years Mary and Carlton built a Wonderful life together the couple was Blessed to Parent Beautiful Daughters: Tia Kish Barnes (Aaron), Neca Davidson, Taheshekia Miller, Tapeceia Miller, outstanding sons: Travis and Telon Miller. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Robert Lee Sr, Anthony, Phillip and Margaret Ann. She leaves to mourn her passing adoring Twin Marilyn (Kevin), devoted sisters Willie Mae (John), Helen ( Vincent), Wanda and faithful brothers Rev. Aaron Jerome Flagg, Jr. (Barbara), Gregory (Vanessa), her grandchildren who were her heart, Godchildren, Uncles, Aunts,  nieces, nephews, cousins and a  innumerable amount of loving friends, neighbors, church members and co-workers all of which who would agree Mary Frances Flagg Keith never met a stranger, was always willing to help and for that and many other reasons Mary was so very deeply Loved and will be dearly missed.




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I DID IT MY WAY.......MARY'S ANTHEM

Shared by Veneeciea Pinkney on April 12, 2019

Sitting Quietly at my Aunt's bedside. Tia, Neca (her daughters) and I were reflecting...and Tia said these words..."Well, She did it her way...", Neca said yeah, she did.....sitting watching her two daughters give that opinion got me to thinking.....Read The Words to My Way by Paul Anka and Frank Sinatra. you'll agree This should be Queen Mary Frances Flagg Keith's Anthem! 

I Love You Auntie and I don't have Words for how Very Much I Miss You!


 My Way (Spirit in the Dark outtake)

Performed by: Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin
And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain


I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way


Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption


I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way


Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way


I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing


To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way


For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

Yes, it was my way

Songwriters: Paul Anka
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Shared by Brenda Garner on April 11, 2019

One of  my  memories about  Mary, being no nonsense is from  Robert  C Weaver  Dr.  I was pregnant  at the  time  and  laying  on  the  couch, Anthony  came in and told me to get  up I was  showing too much.  Mary told  me don't pay him no attention, you  family  and  we see you  more than  we do  him.  I laid my pregnant  self back  down  and told   him if you  got a problem  then you  leave,  than Marilyn said  that's right. One thing  for sure  when you  were accepted as family  that  was that and I'm grateful for that until this day.   To family and friends  praying  much for  your  strength, comfort  and peace.