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Keith

Cordell "Seaweed"

Laws

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December 29, 2020

Keith Cordell (Seaweed) Laws, age 60 passed away December 29, 2020, at his residence. Keith was born September 7, 1960 to his parents Kenneth J. and Betty Laws, Sr. He was the eldest of nine children and the tallest as well (6'9"). He was proceeded in death by, Kenneth and Shirley Laws Sr., brother, Kenneth (Buster) Laws Jr., grandparents, James and Bernice Cosby, Elmore and Virginia Laws Sr., Aunt Shirley Smith, Brother-N-Law, Jeffery (PeeWee) Davis, and two grandsons, Jacob Bryant and Ki-ari Wright. Keith was a 1978 graduate of Eastern Senior High School in Washington, D.C., where he played basketball. Keith was employed in Washington, D.C. as a Maintenance Engineer for two separate apartment complexes. Keith was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church, he loved to sing and give God his praise. With his baritone voice, you could hear him singing often while sitting on his porch and also along with any song that was being played. He would sing a song called "Cool Inside" to his grandchildren and he would have them chime in with him as he sung. Keith often talked about his faith in God. He believed as long as you kept your faith in God you would survive. He let his children and grandchildren know they could talk to him about anything. He made them feel welcome and they enjoyed his company. Keith helped them with their shyness and encouraged them to be themselves, to be bold, and to love who they are. Keith, was a gentle giant with a BIG HEART and when he entered the room he would bring the light of joy with him by singing, dancing, and telling jokes. His main thing was to keep people happy. He always thought of others before himself. Keith was an avid lover of dogs and sports especially The Washington (Redskins) Football Team. After moving to Covington, he worked several jobs until retiring due to health issues. He was a gardener and loved to help others with painting, light construction, and lawn care. He will be remembered for riding around town on his lawn mower which he (jokingly) considered his car. As he passed by, he would honk his horn and wave to all whom seen him. Left to cherish, Keith's memory are his daughters, Katia (Frank) Bryant, Tanyell Hunter, Janis (Janelle) Clark, grandchildren, Sadrionne Mack, Elijah and Myianna Bryant, Taylin Nelson, and Maijor Wright, William Jr. and Caiden Johnson, mother Betty Laws, siblings, Damita Moore, Trace Smith, Gladys Laws, Rozeta Davis, Nicole (Porter) Turner, Kenneth (Puffy) Allen, Bessie Laws. One great-aunt Dr. Bernice Harper-Woods, aunts, Doris (Nelson) Teixeria, Shirley (William) Laws, Yvonne (Elmore) Laws, Pearl Miller, uncles, Freddy (Charlotte) Laws, Charles (Diane) Laws. With a special acknowledgement of his nephew Deangelo (Mainman) Davis, who he cared for as his son, a loving cousin, Tracy Miller, his childhood brothers, Kirk Proctor and James (Mistem) Rawles, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who are left to mourn the loss of SEAWEED. A graveside service will be held Friday January 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Roddrick D. Jenkins Sr. officiating. Friends and family can pay their respects at anytime at Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Friday, January 8, 2021 02:00 PM Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Friday, January 8, 2021 02:00 PM Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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