, Port Arthur, Texas

January 3, 2013

Ms. Claudia Keys

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    Ms. Claudia Keys of Port Arthur, TX died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX. A native of Marksville, LA, she was a resident of Port Arthur for 70 years. A former employee Lamar Elementary School, she was a member  of Eastern Star Baptist Church for more than 55 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

   Preceding Ms. Keys in death is Mother Rose Wright Father Johnny Wright, Sister Evelyn Wright-Francis, brother Clarence Mitchell, and nephew Henry Lyons.  

   Ms. Keys leaves to cherish her memories, two step-daughters, Beatrice Branch and Audrey Keys both of Port Arthur; her niece and Goddaughter, Rosetta Byrd of Port Arthur, TX; niece Trina Francis of Austin, TX; and Cindy Harmanson of Houston, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

   A visitation is scheduled from 12-2 pm, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services is scheduled at 2 pm with Rev. Lloyd Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.