September 15, 2022
STARKVILLE — Dessie Mae Keel, 85, died Sept. 7, 2022.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Paul M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today, at West Memorial Funeral Home. West Memorial Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Lieutenant Keel; children, Carolyn Miller of Byram, Vickie, Derrick Keel, both of Starkville and Shun Keel of East Windsor, Connecticut; sisters, Doretha Johnson of Starkville and Ledester Lumpkin of Maywood, Illinois; brother, Henry Gillespie of Bellwood, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.