And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4.
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Mr. Keith Eugene Lackey, Sr., 58, of 1217 Wilmington Avenue, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on March 14, 1960 and was the son of the late William McKinley Lackey, Jr., and Bessie Estelle Adams Lackey. He departed this life on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Maple Leaf Nursing Home, Statesville following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles William “Boo” Lackey.
"Skeeter" as he was affectionately called, was a member of Gray’s Chapel United Church of Christ and he attended Statesville High School. He retired from the City of Statesville, Sanitation Department. He was a taxi driver for Adams Taxi and loved fishing, and playing basketball. Keith’s favorite football team was the Philadelphia Eagles, and “Carolina” was his favorite basketball team. Keith will truly be missed.
He leaves to cherish the memories of his life, his wife, Renee Dawn Holcomb Lackey; four children, Keith Eugene Lackey, Jr., and Cassie Stevenson, both of Statesville, Keith Deshawn Helmic, of West Virginia, and Jason (Rebecca) Feimster of Washington; two grandchildren, Ahmad Rashad Stevenson, Jr. and April McClelland; seven brothers, Roy Lee (Linda) Adams, Rickie Lackey, Edward McKinley (Deborah) Lackey, Larry Lackey, James Allen Lackey, Wesley Craig Lackey, and Garry Lackey, Sr., all of Statesville; three sisters, Brenda (Frank) Nesbit, Paulette Rankin, and Barbara Lackey, all of Statesville; an aunt, Louise (Leroy) Adams, of Youngstown, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A celebration of Life Services will be conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m., at Christian Outreach of The Piedmont, Statesville. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 11-12:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of Paulette Rankin, 404 Salisbury Road, Statesville at all other times. Visit the book of memories for Mr. Keith Eugene Lackey at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the family of Mr. Keith Eugene Lackey.