Alice Keene Justus, gained her wings on May 3rd 2020 at her home in Jolo, WV. She was 76 years old and born September 21, 1943 in Buchanan County, Virginia to the late Ed Keene and Nancy Thornsbury Keene.
She married her husband Willie Justus on June 21, 1959, he preceded her in death on July 14, 1984. Also preceding her in death are brothers Huffard, Jack, Earl and Joe Keene, and one sister Audrey Keene Matney.
Alice was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching game shows, and especially Little House On The Prairie, and frying chicken for her family. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
She is survived by one daughter Ilene Justus Pruitt (Estil) of Jolo WV, three sons Ralph (Vicky) Justus of Troutman NC, Michael Justus of Cleveland NC, Kenny “Bodie” (Beronica) Justus of Cleveland NC and Larry Joe Justus of the Home; sister Kansas Cole of Pilgrims Knob, VA; brother Willie Keene of Grundy, VA; a grandson Willie (Nicole) Justus of Jolo, WV, whom she raised as her own son and a special daughter-in-law Trish Rodgers.
She was also survived by seventeen grandchildren: Sallie (Jeff) Marshall, Estil Pruitt, Jr. (Tommi Jo), Lindsey Pruitt, Jasmin Pruitt, Alice Pruitt, Audree Pruitt, Brandon Laughlin, Alison Reeves ( David ), Wyatt Justus (Alivia) Mirandi Justus, Dillion Bailey, Willie Justus, Holly Shoe, Chris Hughes, William Justus (Ashley), Michelle Grant (Brad), Cheyanna Justus (Jason), twenty-three great grandchildren: Jordan Hagerman (Faith), Jaydan Payne, Dalton Poore, Bradley Pruitt (Allison), Brandon Pruitt, Braxton Pruitt, Seth Pruitt, Leah Pruitt, Koen Laughlin, Emily Reeves, Abby Reeves, Katherine Reeves, Noah Justus, Bentley Stacy, Waylon Stacy, Jaxton Stacy, Branson Justus, Asia Sanders, Kingsley Rife, Brooke Justus, Will Justus, Parker Justus, Demajhe Justus, a great great grandchild on the way and host of nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service for Alice Keene Justus will be held at the Jesus Church of Bartley in Bartley, WV, Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with officiating. Burial will follow in the Noah Stuart Cemetery on Compton Mountain in Grundy, VA.
Active pallbearers will be Estil Pruitt Jr, Jordan Hagerman, Wyatt Justus, Willie Justus, Jason Rife , and Jeff Marshall.
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The family of Alice Keene Justus have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.