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Lessie P. Brown

December 4, 1919 — November 23, 2018

When I am gone, release me; let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears; Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love; you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near, and if you listen with your heart you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say “Welcome Home.”

A woman of faith, Lessie P. Keffer, Wooten, Donnelly Brown, slipped quietly into heaven on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House.
Born on December 4, 1919 to the late Walter P. and Estel Keffer at Whitby, WV.
Lessie retired from the nursing profession, became the first woman Director of M&M Nat'l Bank, member of Fayette County Volunteers, National Council on Aging, Alderson Broaddus Trustee, WV Baptist Historical Society, American Baptist Women, Oak Hill Baptist Church and the Shirley Donnelly Sunday School Class.
Lessie was preceded in death by her husbands, Willis M. Wooten, the Rev. C. Shirley Donnelly and Walter J. Brown; by sisters, Ressie Atkins, Wilma Martin; and brothers Arthur and Estel Keffer.
Surviving are her daughters, Pat Ramsey(Duke deceased) of Oak Hill, Lana K. Cunningham (Howard) of Parkersburg; son, Willis W. (Bo) Wooten (Beatrix), Oak Hill; grandsons, Cliff Ramsey, Oak Hill, Matt Ramsey, Portsmouth, RI; step grandson, Gabriel Romero, Oak Hill; granddaughters, Amy Smalley(Chris) Louisville, KY, Joy Ann Shujaat, (Taimur), Cincinnati, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Patrick, Timothy and Susannah Smalley.
Dearly loved by her family she was foremost a faithful servant to the God she loved. A special thanks to her caregivers, Amy Carol and Tia.
A celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Sneed and the Rev. Samuel Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be sent to .
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oak Hill Baptist Church

613 Lundale Dr, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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