In Loving Memory of

Alice E. Keaton



Keaton, Alice E., age 87

Gainesville-Alice E. Keaton 87 of Gainesville, Florida passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at E.T. York Haven Hospice House.  Alice was born on August 12, 1931 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Lewis and Laura Dyer.  Alice E. Keaton was a beautiful and talented seamstress and often made her families clothing.  She started a wonderful career in the culinary arts where she met her husband Neil, of 63 years. She was an excellent home maker, mother and friend to all people greeting everyone with a smile. One of her many hobbies were bowling on a league in Fort Lauderdale where she won numerous varieties of awesome team trophies and many 200 game pins, swimming, beach trips and cruise travel. In her spiritual life she enjoyed many ministries including prayer groups, food bank distribution, flying with the church retreats to many places like Brazil and Jamaica to share her faith in Jesus with everyone she met and singing to the children.

Alice was the youngest of 7 children and was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leroy and Herman (Pete) three sisters, Gladys, Geneva (Genny) and Irene. She is survived by one more sister Ileen, daughter Vickie, son Larry, two grandsons, one granddaughter, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild. Alice was deeply devoted and very sincere to her family, friends and in her faith and will be missed tremendously.

Funeral services for Alice Keaton will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 am in Countryside Baptist Church with interment to follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park East’s “Military Garden of Honor” by her husband’s side. The family will receive friends back at the church for a luncheon after the interment. All are welcome.

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7 Responses

  1. Sissy at · Reply

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. She was a sweety!

  2. Rev. Dee Mitchell at · Reply

    To Vickie & family, our condolences and prayers to everyone during this time of grieving for your loved one who is continuing her journey. We send love & peace & surround you with the light of our Comforter.

  3. Jana at · Reply

    My sweet, longtime friend She is at rest with The Lord. Rejoicing in Heaven with her sweet husband. I love and miss you; will always hold you near and dear to my heart. Best friend a girl could have! Thoughts and prayers for the family. With much love, Jana and family.

  4. jane roy at · Reply

    Dearest Vickie, You are a beautiful daughter who has cared & loved your mom with great respect and devotion. I know she is happy with her transition and thanks you! much much love, Kipp, Jane and Happy

  5. Hannah S at · Reply

    I will miss my sweet neighbor. I always knew she keeping an eye out for me, and I hope she continues to do so up in Heaven. She will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go to Vickie and the rest of the family in this difficult time.
    Love, Hannah Stahmer

  6. Patty at · Reply

    Dear Vickie,

    Your mom was a very special lady. We are fortunate for having met her. No one can replace your mother, but God can comfort your heart. May you find peace and joy in the many memories you shared with her. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Love, Keith and Patty

  7. Vickie Keaton at · Reply

    Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I am not very computer savvy but it has already been a year tomorrow and I am still healing. I thank God for you all the the prayers and loving thoughts shared. Many blessings to you all. Love and Light Vickie and family

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