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Mr. Keith Benard Houston

August 18, 1957 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 61)

The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Keith Bernard Houston will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:00AM in the Layne Renaissance Chapel, 7302 Austin A. Layne Jr. Way (West Florissant), St. Louis, Missouri with Visitation beginning at 10:00AM.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”  -John 3:16

Keith Benard Houston was born August 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.  He was the seventh child. Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Jean Houston and brother, Melvin Houston.

As a young child, Keith moved to St. Louis with his family.  After graduating high school, Keith was employed by the Top of Seven Restaurant for 15 years.  Keith later sought employment with the Military Record Center for 10 years.


Keith was a dedicated husband for 36 years, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  For enjoyment, Keith loved listening to music, family gatherings and much more.  He was a very grateful and caring person and everyone always spoke words of kindness about him.
Keith professed his hope in Christ during the early years of his life and became a member of the Sutter Presbyterian Church, under the leadership of Pastor William McConkey.  His faith was strong with love and prayers.  


On December 10, 2018, God sent “Heavenly Angels” to take Keith home.  He passed away peacefully at Parkwood Rehabilitation Facility surrounded by many family members.

His life will forever be remembered and cherished by his loving wife, Esther Houston; daughter, Marquettia Houston; two grandsons, Marque and Maleeq Houston; father, Melvin Newsom; siblings, Gary Gray (Maria), Mattie  Jean Dorsey, Shellia Goldston (Fred), Donna Abby (Larnell), Melva Jackson (Herman), Debra Houston, Audrey Jones and Sharette Thomas (William); in-laws, Luvenia Sample (Devon Hunter), Debbie Carey (Ernest), Clyde Matthews (Kim), Drake Sloan (Sharon), Sylvester Wellington (Laverne); godsons, Virgil Tyler and Michael Bell; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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