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Emma Joyce Keffer

Thursday, June 15, 2006
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Friday, June 16, 2006
11:00 AM
Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel
1112 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

CHESAPEAKE - Emma Joyce Keffer, 73, went to be with the Lord June 11, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. A native of Swansboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Donovan P. and Mary Riggs Stanley. She worked as a bank manager and bookkeeper for over 30 years and was a faithful member and supporter of Immanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Frederick W. Keffer; a son, George Thomas "Tommy" Maness and his wife, Phyllis; six step-children, Philip Keffer, Ray M. Bergey, Roy M. Bergey, Bonnie Bergey, Cindy Hughes, and Shirley Castellow; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake with Rev. Dave Libengood and Rev. Robert Mast officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. Please share a memory with the family at


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