Celestine Keaton

Celestine Keaton, 85, of Waco, departed this life Monday, September 7, 2015 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home surrounded by family.

Funeral Service:
11AM Saturday, September 12th at Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial Service: TBA- Monday, September 14th at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Friday, September 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Celestine Keaton, the daughter of late Vera Lee Hawkins and Tommy Perteate of Kerns, Texas was born on July 24, 1930 in Troup, Smith County Texas. She was raised and cared for by her grandmother Celesta Green of Kerns, Texas. At the tender age of thirteen, Celestine met the love of her life, the late Albert Keaton; the two were united in Holy Matrimony on September 1, 1948.

At an early age she professed a faith in Christ. After moving to Waco, she joined Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health declined. Celestine enjoyed fishing, fashion, cooking and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Albert Keaton; and grandson, Tommy Keaton, Jr.

Celestine is survived by two sons, James Albert Keaton, Tommy Keaton, Waco, Texas; two daughters, Vickie Whitsey (Kenneth), Waco, Texas, Wanda Keaton, McKinney, Texas; ten grandchildren, Penny Bell, Marcus Kirkpatrick, Max (Adilisha) Keaton, Michael Keaton, Michelle Keaton, LaCretia (Corey) Jamison, Jameka Keaton, James (LaTecia) Hubert II, Daylon Hughes, Doniqua (Shaun) Lewis and 23 great grandchildren; one sister in law, Joyce Malone, Waco, Texas, host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Henry Gindratt, James Hubert II, Daylon Hughes, Damien Burks, Corey Jamison, and Lavanda Dunn.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Crestview Healthcare Residence, Providence Hospice, Gentiva Hospice, and Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Share thoughts and memories at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

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Place of Service: Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church , 1600 League St.; Waco, TX 76704



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  1. Vickie, Wanda and the rest of the family. You all have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Stine was a special part of my childhood and she and your dad will always be fondly remembered. She was a special lady. The dvd was beautiful and it brought back a lot of good memories.

    Stay strong and continue to trust in the Lord. Love you guys!!

    Lorraine Smith (Hill)

  2. Wanda –

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I just read about the service today by accident as we lost a good friend of Eric’s to a car crash and they are using the same funeral home. I really miss seeing and hearing from you.

    Know that the Peace that Passes all Understanding is with you during this time of loss and that God the great Comforter will get you though it.

    Carolyn Herring

  3. Dea,
    I think you you daily. I rejoice that you found a new home in glory; however I miss seeing your face and hearing your young beautiful voice (sounding like Vickie and Cres on the phone).

    The photos and videos at times, are just not enough (there is nothing like having the real thing). Your love for me and the family will forever resonate in my heart. Madea you and Pawpaw were one of the greatest blessings in my life; you both are missed! You will forever remain my “Madea”, and my “Friend”.

    Missing you always,
    Niq

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