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Dorothy M. Keys

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Date published: 1/29/2014

Dorothy M. Keys

Dorothy Mae Keys, 89, of Manassas died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at her home after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Koppa to the late John and Sadie Norman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Franklin E. Keys Sr.; two sons, Franklin E. Keys Jr. and Herbert J. Keys; son-in-law Eddie K. Miller Sr.; one brother; and five sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy M. Miller; a son, Stephen W. "Dummy" Keys Sr.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She worked at Georgetown University for 35 years as director of communications and volunteered with Prince William Hospital Auxiliary.

She was a member of Manassas Baptist Church, where a visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. A funeral will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, with burial following the service at Woodbine Baptist Church cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to piercefh.com.