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Lois Juanita Petty Keck
Date: 1/12/2018
Location: Thomasville

Lois Juanita Petty Keck peacefully entered the everlasting Church Triumphant Friday morning January 12, 2018. She was surrounded by her two daughters as she left this earth to join her beloved Albert who she was married to for over 68 years. Lois, known as “Tommy” by all who knew her, was a loving mother and devoted wife. Her late father gave her this nickname that stuck for life and is arguably one of the greatest female nicknames of all time. Tommy loved singing in the choir at Albertson Road Baptist Church where she made sure her family worshipped every Sunday and dressed to the nines as well. Her love of gospel hymns and singing lasted her entire life. Mere days before her passing she could be found in group singing. Lois loved Christmas and Thanksgiving, she loved Easter and the church homecomings where she showed her cooking prowess. Her cakes and desserts were especially loved. She was proud of her family and loved the time spent with them in the pews at Church. Later in life she relished her membership at English Road Baptist Church. Lois was a beautiful woman both inside and out and was the rock upon which her family was built. Being a working mom never stopped her from being there for her family. She was an exceptionally skilled seamstress of upholstered furniture. Wherever she worked she was always given the task of sewing the market samples. Countless examples of her skill have been displayed at the High Point markets as well as photographed for advertising. Her children all remember her daily home cooked meals, each prepared after a long day of work. Her biscuits were legendary. No matter how busy, Tommy always made time for her children. She made sure they received everything they needed and most things they wanted. She strongly encouraged and taught her children to lead a moral and ethical life. As much as any mother, there was never any doubt of her love for her family, and for her Lord and Savior. Lois is survived by her three children. Eldest daughter Vicki and her husband John Hedrick, son J. Keith Keck and his wife Judy, and her baby daughter, Dana Keck. Her grandchildren J. Hedrick and wife Louise, Jim Hedrick and wife Stacy and J. Christopher Keck. Her great-grandchildren, Dolen, Trent, James and Charles. Her love spread across all the generations and each have been inexorably touched by her matriarchy. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Jim Summey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Interment will follow the services at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point. Online condolences may be sent to the Keck family at


Lois and Albert were very special people, whom I had the opportunity to know through English Rd. Baptist Church. They will both be missed. Such a beautiful couple that loved the Lord and let His love shine through them.
~ Kathy Hubbard High Point , North Carolina
Sorry can't be with you today but you will be with me in love and prayer. Velma and Mike
~ velma ledwell high point , North Carolina
It saddens me to hear of your Mom's passing. As I was reading the lovely words of her obituarie, I could hear her voice. I was thinking about all the wonderful times we had. The Christmas's at Albertson Road, with that huge Christmas tree, as well as the one at your house. The fun we had at the beach where Dana started walking. I love all of you like a brother and sisters. I know Lois is happy now and that is what we have to remember. Our sadness is her Joy as she gets to see the face of our Lord and Savior. She sings in the largest choir ever. She is beside your Dad.
~ Denise Farlow Archdale , North Carolina
So sorry to hear of Aunt Lois passing. She held a special place in Mom's heart and it gives me some comfort to think of them together again.
~ Penny Tallent hickory , North Carolina
So sorry to here of your mother's passing. May God be with you during this difficult time.
~ Sue Cochrane Cobb Rome , Georgia
Dear Cousins: I just came across this announcement. I'm so sad to learn that both Tommy and Albert have passed. So many memories of visiting on Van Buren St. Parents in kitchen playing cards and our playing elsewhere. Our Mom will turn 90 on Aug 22nd. I don't have addresses for any of you to send an invitation. Maybe you'll see this and get in touch. Jane Capps Swing Daughter of Ed and Ruth Capps
~ Jane Swing RADFORD , Virginia