Emily Ann Keel (Ms. Emily)
Emily Ann Keel, (Ms. Emily) 65, of Rosepine, LA, died on April 27, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Emily was born in Tyler, Texas on October 12, 1947 to the late Urban & Ina Hill.
Ms. Emily worked at Rosepine High School Cafeteria for years. Her love for cooking inspired her to start a business in 1996. “Mrs. Emily’s” in Rosepine, LA has been a thriving success for over 16 years. Her legacy will continue on with her daughter, Tiffany and longtime employee Leann Smith. Her proudest achievements as a business owner were being featured twice in the Lake Charles American Press, and winning small business of the year as a member of the Greater Beauregard Chamber of Commerce. Of course, her customers and the community will remember her smile, her outstanding customer appreciation, and her generosity. Her heart was always with those in need of comfort. Endlessly, she would give meals to the elderly, to those with sickness, and to the families of those that lost a loved one. She was dedicated to providing food twice a week to the local soup kitchen, as well as, the AGAPE Clinic. The Lord surely told her, “Well done thy good and faithful servant!”
Those left to cherish her memory, are her son, Todd Keel and Wife Tori of Rosepine, LA; daughters, Tiffany Keel of Rosepine, LA, Cala Crocker and husband Larry of DeRidder, LA, Candis Turner and husband Nick of Gulf Port, MS; sister, Faye Wardlaw of Mansfield, LA; brothers, Glen Hill and wife Kim of Huffman, TX, Roger Hill of Kilgore, TX; 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Ms. Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Marlon Keel; parents, Urban and Ina Hill; and brother, David Hill.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00am at Old Cypress Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.
Ms. Emily’s charities of choice are Soul Soup of DeRidder and Gideons International.