George W. Keyes – 5-4-2019

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memorial page for 

George W. Keyes

December 20, 1935
~ April 27, 2019



VISITATION - Saturday 5-4-2019
Quinn Chapel AME Church
107 Prospect Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE -Saturday 5-4-2019
Quinn Chapel AME Church
107 Prospect Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
10:00 AM

White Ridge Cemetery
246 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724

George Washington Keyes, 83, of Tinton Falls was called from service to reward on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehab, Shrewsbury, NJ.  He was born on December 20, 1935 to Lillian Bell Keyes and Leon J. Keyes in Long Branch, NJ.  He was the youngest of six children.

George was a graduate of Middletown Township High School.  He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.

George was a certified and trained General Motors and Mercedes Benz Technician.  He had a lifelong career in the Automotive Industry, beginning at Fixit Auto Repair, Atlantic Highlands; Woodbridge Datsun, Woodbridge and Contemporary Motors, Little Silver, NJ.  In addition to his career in automotives, George built racing vehicles and restored vintage cars.  He culminated his career by owning and operating George's Auto Sales located in Middletown, NJ.

George married R. Barnetta Russell of Elizabeth, NJ on November 9, 1959.  Born of this union were two children, Cassandra Dee and George Anthony.  He accepted Christ at an early age at St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, NJ.  George was a down to earth, fun loving people person who enjoyed the friendship and love of his traveling buddies "Just Friends."  He could easily put a smile on faces whenever he told one of the many hilarious stories of his youth.  He also enjoyed being a member of the Lions Club, Atlantic Highlands, NJ Chapter.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Lillian Keyes, two brothers, Leon and Edward (88); two sisters, Juanita Steward and Lillian Cherry.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, R. Barnetta, Tinton Falls, NJ; daughter Cassandra Dee Keyes of Toms River, NJ; son, George Anthony Keyes and his fiancé Carrie Davis of Tinton Falls; two grandchildren, Anthony Gaskins-Keyes of Burlington, NJ (Yvette) and Cameron David Keyes of Tinton Falls, NJ; two step-grandchildren, Dominique Davis of Maryland and Sejah Kelly of Tinton Falls, NJ; two great-grandchildren, Kayden David Amir Keyes of Neptune, NJ and Nora Malia Gaskins of Burlington, NJ; brother Lawrence C. Keyes (Charlotte) of Atlantic Highlands, NJ as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.














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2 thoughts on “George W. Keyes – 5-4-2019

  1. Jim & Jane [Timney] Glemming says:

    I met Mr. Keyes, “George” as I addressed him only after enjoying his company numerous times at my Mother-in-law’s annual Labor Day party – across the street from George & Bonnie. He was one of the nicest men I ever met. Always a smile to greet you, great conversation and a sharp sense of humor. Our eyes tear and our hearts hurt for the Keyes family. You’ll be sorely missed by everyone you crossed paths with. God Bless. Jim & Jane [Tinmey] Glemming, North Carolina


    Dear Keyes Family,
    Sorry to learn of your loss. May George rest in peace.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Harry & Loretta Voorhees

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