Clara Brim Keith was born on April 5, 1943 in Sparkman, Arkansas to Dorothy Marie Mays. She was raised by her uncle and aunt Booker and Vera Brim who loved her as their own daughter.
She accepted Christ at a young age and attended the Sparkman Training School. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Sparkman and later united with Joshua Possessing the Promises Ministry in Milwaukee under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Carter.
Clara married Jeremiah Williams and later married Hezekiah Keith and to this union two children were born, Lee Andrew and Tammy.
Clara worked in factories over the years in Milwaukee, serving as a local union representative. She also worked in factories upon returning to Arkansas, making brake shoes. In her later years she worked as a certified nursing assistant.
She certainly loved life and enjoyed fishing, attending basketball games and spending time with her family. When she became ill and needed assisted living, she moved back to Milwaukee. However, she was back in Arkansas as often as time allowed.
Clara passed peacefully from this life on April 19, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother, beloved uncle and aunt; siblings, Erma Mays, Algerine Mays, Juanita Kirk, Vernita Williams; her son, Lee Andrew Keith and a great-granddaughter, Dy’nisti.
She leaves memories in the heart of her children, Vera Rideout of Pine Bluff, AR, Theresa (Curtis) Harris of Little Rock, AR, Tammy (Omar) Pickett of Milwaukee, WI and Erik (Katrina) Keith of Milwaukee, WI; her siblings Geraldine Morgan, Yvonne (Ronnie) Gibbs all of Camden, AR, Rev. Lonzie (Irma) Mays, Allie Green all of Bearden, AR, Carla Parham of Little Rock, AR; aunts, Minnie Mae (William) Piggee and Mary Hamilton. She alos leaves her grandchildren, Chenille, Patrick, Corbin, Lindsey, LeShonda, Starlisha, Arielle, Lee Andrew, Uniquica and Kendra; her great-grandchildren, Andre, Cody, Coby, Isaac, Isaiah, Islam, McKenzie, Maleah, Preston, Kelsey, Kinley, Tiberius, Araina, Makyi, Blake, Bentley, Eli, and Simon, one great-great grandchild, Gi’Layni; special friends, Patricia Utley and Milgerine Eason; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who celebrate and will remember her life and homegoing.
Submitted by the Keith Family
Public visitation will be Monday, April 26, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Service will be held graveside on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Harmony Community Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas with Rev. Harvey Goodwin, officiating. Pallbearers will be Darrin Johnson, Dale Bivens, Peter Craigg, Lee Andrew Keith, Jr., David Curry, Patrick Rideout and Corbin Rideout.