James Elijah Keel, 73, of Plymouth, NC died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born December 31, 1946 in Edgecombe County to the late Elijah Keel and Hazel Braddy Keel and was the husband of Chun Sun Choe Keel of the residence. He was a member of Plymouth Church of God, a retired truck driver for an industrial electric company, and served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angeli Keel; a son, Timothy James Keel and wife Samantha; a sister, Ginger Driggs and husband Leon; a brother, Ray Keel and wife Faye; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Ronnie Keel.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Person officiating and military honors rendered by the U.S. Army, the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060, and the Patriot Guard Riders. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Keel family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.
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