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Mary Ann Kee

Mary Ann Kee, 74, of 1234 Lake Kennedy Drive, Suffolk, transitioned Thursday, July 11, 2019, at her residence. Born in Southampton County, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Johnson Beale and Ludie Beale. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Vanessa Kee.

She retired from Shared Hospital Services in 1998 after 20 years of faithful service, and in 2011 she retired from Suffolk Public Schools after 12 years of faithful and dedicated service. She was a former member of Tabernacle Christian Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Herman Kee Sr., of Suffolk; two daughters, Druscilla Kee and Tammy Kee-Freeman (Darren), both of Suffolk; son, Herman Kee Jr. (Chante), of Suffolk; four sisters, Ellen Knight, of Franklin, Marion Beale, of Suffolk, Mildred Reid, of Suffolk, and Betty Williams, of Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Ciera Freeman, of Houston, Texas, Tamara Freeman, of Suitland, Md., Christopher Kee, of Suffolk, Monae Kee, of Suffolk, and Teshon Garland, of Suffolk; four sisters-in-law, Bessie Kee, Shirley Kee and Celia Kee, all of Suffolk, and Vivian Kee, of Baltimore, Md.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at noon Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Union Baptist Church, 5414 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk. Bishop Clarence V. Russell III will deliver the message of comfort. She will be laid to rest in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive guests at 1234 Lake Kennedy Drive, Suffolk. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.