Velda Dean Keene

Velda Dean Keene, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in her residence.She was born May 20, 1938 in Walters to the union of her parents, Hugh and Audie Nugent.Ms. Keene was a lifelong resident of the LaSalle Parish area.She was a homemaker and was known for her love of basically anything outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening in her spare time as a devoted mother and grandmother to her loving family. She was certainly a Proverbs 31 wife and devoted to her church and serving the Lord.Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Norris, John Hebert and Clyde Sanchez officiating.Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Sam Keene.Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are her daughter Lisa Keene Robbins and husband James of Jena; son, Rev. Jimmy Keene and wife Teresa of Jena; also A.V. Keene, Jr.; grandchildren, Casey Tong, Samuel Keene, Dru Norris, Cody King, and Brittany Jackson.Pallbearers were Cody King, Samuel Keene, Larkin Jackson, Jr., Shane Tong, Wes Norris, and Tillman Corley.Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Robertson and Johnny Hutchinson.

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