Keith E. Roland Dies

Keith E. Roland

It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Keith E. Roland, also known as “Keith Powell” and “Roland,” who transitioned on Aug. 22.

As death is a stage of life, Keith’s will be a celebration of his life at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services. The first viewing will take place from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.

The second viewing will be held from 9-10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home followed by funeral services immediately after.  Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, located in Smith Bay.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Roland-Douglas; father, Lloyd Powell; grandmothers: Mary Elizabeth Powell and Albertine Francis; great-aunt, Hyacinth Roland; aunts: Audrey Carty, Sheila Roland, Lorraine Francis and Carol Francis; and uncle, Rupert Powell.

Keith is survived by his stepfather, Joseph “Dougie” “Harris” Douglas; sisters: Sandrene Carty, Sharon Roland, Shurla Roland, Shaunta Douglas, Lyndetha Powell, Katherina Morton and Karleen Walwyn; brothers: Grenville Powell, Newrish Nital and Rabu Hystalityh; special niece, Shereena Farrington, and numerous others too many to mention; and special nephew, Racine Woods and others too numerous to mention.

He is also survived by uncles: Clifford Powell, St. Claire Roland, George Francis, George Powell, James Weeks, Bonnie Mills, Ernie Francis and Western Vincent Weeks; aunt, Venetta Mills; special cousins, Judy Roland, Ricky Roland, Hopeful Carty and others too many to mention, but who played an important part in his life; godmother, Idetha Richards; special friend, Ena George; friends, Peter Baron, Kamal Thomas and others too numerous to mention; as well as his work family.

Special thank you to Valmond Williams and Kennedy Brookes, with whom Keith spent his final hour(s).  Thank you so much for being there!

Please forgive us if you were inadvertently not mentioned.  Know that you had a place in his heart.

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Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made online at Professional services have been entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.