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Fannie Marie Grizzle Keen

October 3, 1934 December 8, 2018
Fannie  Marie Grizzle Keen
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Obituary for Fannie Marie Grizzle Keen

Fannie Marie Grizzle Keen, 84 years of age of Bristol, VA, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her daughters residence surrounded by her family in Saltville, VA. Born October 3, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Fannie Sparks Grizzle.

Fannie was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed gardening, quilting, horseback riding, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She retired from Grundy Hospital working as a CNA serving her community proud. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and aunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Keen and one daughter, Debbie Keen.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughters, Leta (George) Vandyke of Saltville, VA, and Leora (Larry) Cantrell of Whitewood, VA; two sons, Lonnie (Susan) Keen of Bristol, VA, and Henry (Tina) Keen of Meadowview, VA; and an adopted son Jerry Minter of Bristol, VA.

She is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several sisters and brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Fannie Marie Grizzle Keen will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain with Rev. Mike Justice, Rev. George Vandyke, and Rev. Anthony Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Peaceful Knoll Cemetery on Laura Creek in Whitewood, VA.

Active pallbearers will be her family and friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Alison Whitman, the nurses and members of the New Century Hospice in Wytheville, VA, and the Community Home Care Service staff.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 after 6:00 p.m. with an evening service to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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The family of Fannie Marie Grizzle Keen have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM 12/12/2018 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

An evening service will begin at 7:00 pm

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service




12:00 PM 12/13/2018 12:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Peaceful Knoll Cemetery Final Resting Place

Laura Creek
Whitewood, VA 24657

Laura Creek Whitewood 24657 VA
United States

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