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Laverne Keyes

October 27, 1941 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 79)



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Mrs. Laverne Harris Keyes, known to most as "Tittie", was born October 27, 1941 and called to rest on December 18, 2020.  She accepted Christ at an early age under her grandfather the Rev. William Owens, Sr.  She was simply "Tittie" to everyone that was fortunate to know her.  Throughout her life, she cared for her family and anyone else that came to her with a problem.  She has watched over and touched the lives of all her grandkids, great grandkids, relatives and friends.  Tittie was a loving person and she will live on in our hearts forever.

Tittie attended L. C. Anderson High School was was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church, and a member of Olivet Baptist Church under Pastor Kennedy Young, Sr. and Pastor Edward Fleming.  She worked at Travis State School for many years before retiring with the University of Texas.  She was, is and will forever be a Cowboys and Texas Longhorns fan.

Tittie leaves behind to cherish her memory, five children, Cynthia Powell, Derrick Harris, Keith Harris, Lanita Roney (Nate, son-in-law), and Gary Harris; five sisters Helen Harris, Carol Harris, Beverly Jones-Collins, Lois Washington, Edna Davis and one brother Ronald Harris.  In marriage she also gained three step children, Deloris LIndsey, Sheila Keyes, and Oscar Keyes.

Her life and legacy will be further extended by her 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was greeted in Heaven by her husband Oscar Keyes, daughter Beverly Ann Harris, father Mosby J. Harris., Sr., mother Edna B. Harris and her brothers Eddie L. Harris and Mosby J. Harris II.

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January 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Graveside Service
January 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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