Cecil Zeno Keel III

Cecil Zeno Keel III

April 11,1965 – July 2, 2021

RALEIGH – Cecil Zeno Keel III, 56, passed away on Friday, July 2nd, 2021. He was born in Martin County to Cecil Zeno Keel, Jr. & Mildred Joyce Williams. He worked as a Truck Driver for Boney’s Trucking. He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Patricia Lynn Keel of the home, mother, Mildred Joyce Williams, daughter, Tiffany Nicole Marshburn, sons, Dustin Glenn Keel and fiancée Sara, Bradley Cecil Keel, step-brother, Michael Moore, and grandchildren, Austin, Haylee, Nataleigh, Harper, Ryleigh, and Savannah.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, July 10th, 2021 in the Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory. www.stricklandfuneral.com.


  • Edwin and Josephine Posted July 3, 2021 6:35 pm

    May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace. May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.

  • Edwin and Josephine Posted July 3, 2021 6:37 pm

    Deepest condolences for the family.Praying for Cecil and his family

  • Sharon Matthews Posted July 3, 2021 7:26 pm

    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Cecil Keel. May his soul
    Rest In Peace. He was a wonderful man.

  • Milton Anderson Posted July 3, 2021 7:38 pm

    Gone, but never will be forgotten. RIP, my friend!

  • Jackie Hinnant Bass Posted July 4, 2021 1:39 am

    What a giant of a man! Cecil had many, many friends…I was one of them! We were neighbors when our children.were small. Lots of great memories hanging out at each others homes. My heart goes out to Pat, Tiffany, Dusty and Bradley…Cecil was the best!! Praying that you all will find comfort and peace in knowing Cecil loved you all more than life itself! Nothing will ever change that. RIP buddy.🙏🏾❤

  • Khely Asto Posted July 4, 2021 10:00 am

    As I know this wonderful family for many years, pop’s as I used to call Mr. Cecil was a beautiful human being, friend, father and husband. The great family Keel is like a family to me I’m so great full to be able to know pops and the loss of this beautiful person, I know is hard to you guys my deeply condolences to the family Keel my prayers are with you guys and I know pop’s is in angel looking out for y’all.

  • Patti and Doyle Matthews Posted July 4, 2021 10:32 am

    Pat, Tifffany, Dusty,Bradley, and his grandchildren …we are so very sorry for your loss. Cecil will be terribly missed by everyone that knew him. God Bless this family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Bobby and Regina Murphy.we are in prayer for u. Posted July 4, 2021 10:58 am

    He was a wonderful person.one of a kind.with the biggest heart.he will definitely be missed.

  • Wayne Byrd Posted July 4, 2021 11:18 am

    Prayers for the family , I’m sending my condolences

  • Alicia Posted July 4, 2021 12:52 pm

    I may not have known you like that but you were family. I know that right now everyone is dealing with a huge loss. May the memory of you always being peace and joy to my cousins. God bless.

  • Tom Duvall Posted July 4, 2021 3:06 pm

    It’s hard to believe he’s gone.. he will be truly missed. I’ve always admire the love he had for his wife and children. They were his everything. .. he was so proud of his children and Grandchildren. On many occasions , he shared that with me. And just about every time I saw him , he would say something about how lost he would be with out pat.. I was blessed to know him, from his big smile and Laffs to the story’s and jokes we shared. I was proud to call him a friend, co worker and brother… God bless his family and friends. heaven as gain a a Great man ! Intill we meet again , big C rest in peace……

  • Karen McDaniel Posted July 4, 2021 3:10 pm

    I give my condolences to the Patricia and the family.

  • Linwood Harris Posted July 5, 2021 4:47 pm

    Wow..Didn’t know he had passed away. We go back to our Colonial Trailer Park and Wellcome Middle School days. He was a really good guy and will surely be missed.

  • Sharon Kent Posted July 9, 2021 10:33 am

    I’m so sorry for yalls loss!! My Condolences go out to the Family! I have known him along time when he and my Brother hung out! He was always kind and glad he was there for my Brother when he lost his wife!! Fly high my friend with the Angels! You will be missed!!

  • Sharon Kent Posted July 9, 2021 10:37 am

    My Condolences you o the Family!! Cecil was a kind man and always spoke when he saw you! I have known him a long time He and my brother hung out and I’m glad he was there for him when he lost his wife!! Fly high with the Angels

  • Makayla Humphrey Posted July 10, 2021 8:04 pm

    Cecil will be greatly missed. So sorry for the loss of a great man. Please don’t hesitate to call me if y’all ever need anything

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