of Clinton, AR
October 3, 1945 - May 17, 2023
Veda Mae Keeling, 77, of Clinton, Arkansas passed away on May 17, 2023. She was born on October 3, 1945 to the late Jack and Floy (Carson) Thomas in Oklahoma. Veda is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Ray Keeling; grandson, Jimmy Altom and two brothers, Charles Thomas and Hubert Thomas.She was a hard working lady, spending many years at the Belden Cord Plant and Whirlpool. In her youth, she laid rock at her home and made many flower gardens. Veda loved her family and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.Left to cherish her memory are her children: Janet (Duane) Altom, Jackie Hays, Marvin Keeling, Justin (April) Keeling; grandchildren: Matthew (Crystal) Heard, Michael Heard, Melissa (Jacob) Leslie, Tiffany (Will) Myrick, Jesse (Kimberly) Keeling; great grandchildren: Emma and Sarahbeth Keeling, Ava Heard, Haven and Hannah Heard, Aaron Leslie, Jasper and Dillon Myrick; siblings: Harold Dean Thomas, Tilly Jones, JW (Lois) Thomas, Jimmy Jack (Penny) Thomas, Odell (June)Thomas; special niece, Emma (Jeremy) Smiley and many extended family and friends.A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the Plant Baptist Church.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Security Bank - Funeral Account, Justin or April Keeling to help offset the cost of her services.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Aunt Veda, a few weeks ago you called me out of the blue. It was very odd because really spoke on the phone. After we had spoken for nearly an hour, I still didn't know the real reason for the call. When I asked if you needed something you said that you were only returning two missed calls from me! I checked my phone to see if I had made any accidental calls to you, and there were none. As I said then, someone felt we needed to talk to each other. I'm so thankful we did. Just the other day, Aunt Lois told me that you used to sneak home from school to be with my dad when he was a baby. I guess you snuck off to be with him again. I love you.
Our pretty bat, oh how we will miss you so much. You are at peace now. No longer in pain. This is not goodbye, but till we see each other again. Love you pretty bat.
So sorry for the family's loss. Veda was a sweet person and we had many years together at the Cord Plant. Mom (Sue Engel) sends her prayers also.
So sorry for your loss, Veda was a sweet lady. I always enjoyed talking with her when we worked together and also when I would see her at Walmart. I know she will be missed by many. God bless you all with peace and comfort you.
I am so so sorry to hear of Veda Mae’s passing. We were sister in laws for a lot of years . I always felt we were still family. I loved her and I know you will miss her terribly. I pray for God to give you peace at this time . Love you all very much .
So sorry for your loss our family is getting smaller. Love you guyPatsie
Janet. Jesse and family so sorry to hear about your moms/ grandmas passing. Prayers for all at this difficult time.Martina and family
Justin and April, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
Justin and April, so sorry to hear of your loss . May God's tender touch and loving grace be with you as you navigate through the next days weeks months years without your beloved Mom. May you find peace in your love and memories. Paul and Lynn
Veda was a special lady. Tough as nails and sweet as sugar. She gave her all to help anyone that needed her. Rest in peace sweet sister!
I’ll always remember her laughing and her silly entertaining moves/actions. Veda’s strength to persevere was extraordinary. She loved and always wanted the best for her family. Special people are placed in our path for a purpose, whether it’s a lesson for us or to continue that strength in all of us…family and friends. I will never forget what God placed in my path when He created Veda Mae.
Veda's love and thoughtfulness for our family will always be a part of our memories. All the times spent on the porch enjoying the stories and the love. I love and miss her. My prayers for each one ofthe family that enjoyed Veda's life she loved all of you in her own special way. May God bless each of you. I will miss her delicious cornbread!
I love you grandma.
So blessed to have visited with you such a short time ago. Such a wonderful surprise when Marvin knocked on the door and said, "I brought mom". Co worker and friends, more years I can count. I love you,
My sincere condolences to this family. I know you will miss her so cherish the memories and take care of each other. Prayers for comfort.
So sorry for your families loss. My prayers are with you all.
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Veda was a wonderful lady.
Emma so sorry your Aunt passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janet I am so sorry for the passing of your mom. I know she will be greatly missed and that she was greatly loved by her family. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Veda Mae… words cannot describe the pain we feel losing you. I love you so much and miss you dearly. Thankyou for everything you have done for us. We will forever miss you more and more everyday. Rest in Peace grandma