Marion Keith

July 12, 1953 - July 21, 2022


Obituary For Marion Keith

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of Marion Keith on July 21st, 2022.

Funeral service will be Saturday, July 30th, 2 PM at Faith Chapel Holiness Church 100 Holiness Church Rd Gay, Ga.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 PM on Friday the 29th at Sewell Mortuary.

Mr. Marion Keith was born July 12, 1953, in Meriwether County, to the late Mrs. Rosa Lee (Keith) Hood and the late Elder Marvin Neal, Sr. He was raised by his mother and Mr. John Willis Hood, since the age of four, along with nine siblings. Marion grew up in Gay, GA and was educated in the Meriwether County Schools system. He was a devoted and hardworking husband and father who loved to cook, bake (he made the BEST bread pudding!) and take his family to church. He loved spending time with his family.

Marion was a dedicated and strong man of faith who, during his early adulthood, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Faith Chapel Holiness Church. Although he was known to be a quiet and reserved person, he was often a lead voice for the Faith Chapel Holiness Church choir; his favorite song to lead was “I Don’t Wanna Go to Hell”. Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, the Lord called Marion to his heavenly home for rest. He will surely be missed by his family and everyone that knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daddy, John Willis Hood, Sr. of Gay, GA; his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Mary L. (Gates) Keith of Hampton, GA; four children, Vinnie L. Gates of Manchester, GA; Calvin B. Gates (Leilanie) of Hampton, GA; Beatrice M. Slaton of Gay, GA; and Lakesha S. Keith of Gay, GA; eight grandchildren, Quadarius V. Ferguson; Martavious B. Gates; Zeavakerius J. Slaton; Xavier R. Slaton; Quintavious V. Ferguson; Calvin D. Gates; Marcus M. Santiago; and Khaniyah J. Keith; one great grandchild, Carlos R. Slaton; his siblings, Betty Render (David) of Atlanta, GA; Stanley Keith (Shabrica) of LaGrange, GA; Clara Keith Brown (James) of LaGrange, GA; Willie Lene Rutledge of LaGrange, GA; Rosa Kate Hood of Gay, GA; Eva Mae Clemons (Richard) of Woodbury, GA, Velma Ann Hood of Newnan, GA, John Willis Hood Jr., of Atlanta GA; and Laura Lisa Turner (Bobby) of LaGrange, GA; and other siblings Rev. Willie C. Neal (Joann); Bishop Bobby Neal (Evelyn); Evangelist Dorothy Favors (Luther); Bernell Neal; Margaret Neal Solomon; Mary L. Neal; Shelia Simon; Curtis Hall; Jimmy Hall; Wylene Hall; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A very special thanks to Marion’s in-home nurse and friend, Patricia Preston-Alfred.



29 Jul


03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Sewell Mortuary 220 Charlie Patterson Rd Grantville, GA 30220 Get Directions »
30 Jul

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Faith Chapel Holiness Church 100 Holiness Church Rd Gay, GA Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 07/29/2022

  • 07/29/2022

    Prayers and condolences to the entire family. May God comfort and keep us all at this difficult time. Margaret Neal Solomon

  • 07/29/2022

    Deepest Sympathy to Mary and our nieces and nephews and the entire family. May God continue showering you with His Peace and Unfailing Love. Mrs Diran Johnson and Family - Atlanta GA

  • 07/28/2022

    Keeping the family lifted up in prayer.

  • 07/25/2022

    Praying for the Entire Family. Sharing in your loss and grief. May God bless and keep you in His loving care. Elder & Mrs. Dana (Sarah) Graham

  • 07/25/2022

  • 07/25/2022

    Prayers and Condolences to the Family 🙏🙏🙏

  • 07/24/2022

    Prayers of comfort for the family. Julia Walls Hunt

  • 07/24/2022

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