Patty Francis “Pat” Johnson Keeter

June 13, 1939 - June 28, 2020

06/13/1939 - 06/28/2020

Patty Francis “Pat” Johnson Keeter, age 81, of Scotland Neck, NC passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home.


She was born on June 13, 1939 to Ralph and Minnie Peace Johnson in Nash County. Pat was married to James Lee Keeter and they had two children. In July of 2002, she retired as a Secretary for the NC Department of Correction Enterprise Farm after 25 years. Pat was a member of Dawson Baptist Church. She loved to watch the Hallmark Channel, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her family especially going to her grandchildren’s ballgames. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother “Gran”, sister and friend. She will be truly missed by those that knew her.


Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Minnie Johnson, her husband, James Lee Keeter, her daughter, Jamie Keeter Reid, her son-in-law, Gerald Reid, her sisters, Julia Burgess and Sue Batchelor; and a nephew, Lew Johnson.


She is survived by her son, Jim Keeter and his wife, Jacque of Scotland Neck; a granddaughter, Macon Reid and her fiancée, Cole Vester; three grandsons, Zack Keeter, J.D. Reid, and Max Keeter; a brother, Ralph Johnson and his wife Diane; two nieces, Jeanean Mitchell, and Penny Johnson; and five nephews, Brad Martin and his wife Sheila, Tommy Burgess, Jimmy Burgess, Doug Batchelor, and Eric Batchelor.


A private Celebration of Life Service will held for Pat.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Rocky Mount Fire Department Benevolent Fund, Attn: Michael Roupp, 375 E. Raleigh Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801, or clicking here


Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Keeter family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sue Davis
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you all and I know God will see you through this. She is with your Dad and Jamie now celebrating and catching up though we are the ones hurting here. May God bless you all and my prayers are with you.

Sue Stroud Davis

Jean Crabtree
3 years ago

Sorry for the family’s loss. I just heard of this today. Prayers for all.

Tami Sla6
3 years ago

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Roebuck
3 years ago

Mrs.Keeter I knew you my whole life. Your presence on this earth will be missed. Rest in peace!

Mike Johnson
3 years ago

Jim, sorry to hear of your loss.

Hilton Jeffreys
3 years ago

It was an honor to be Pat’s pastor for 10 years. She was a precious lady and like a mom to me. I know her sweet family is going to miss her dearly.

Pearce Family
3 years ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eddie Braxton
3 years ago

Jim, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother! We will be praying for you and ypur family.

Leslie Lilley
3 years ago

Pat loved her family and was always there to support them throughout her life. May His peace comfort each of you during this time.

Carol Moore
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.