Keith Joseph Maurice March 10, 1957-July 18, 2017

Keith Joseph Adrian Maurice quietly passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Sharp Memorial Hospital. He was 60 years old. Keith was born March 10, 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Carol Williams and Raoul Maurice, and grew up there with his parents Gloria G. Vander and the late Joseph Vander. In 1979, Keith enlisted in the United States Navy and was based in Southern California and other duty stations where he worked in aviation electronics and flight engineering. After a twenty-two year career in the Navy, Keith retired but continued to work there as a civilian for some time. Afterwards, he was employed as a flight engineer with Avenge, Inc. where he worked in Afghanistan.

Keith was married to Merdis Jackson and their union lasted for thirty-three years. In addition to Merdis, Keith is survived by his mother Gloria, his siblings Karen Tyson and Robin G. Vander both of New Orleans, LA, Michael Williams(Charmaine) of Dallas, TX, Carol Celestin(Elvincent) of St. James, LA, Monica JOhnson(Larry) of Plaquemine, LA, Glyniss Desira(Darrell) of Sorrento, LA, Glynn Williams(Emelda) of Darrow, LA, Bruce Lee(Katrina) of Louisville, KY, Briant Lee of Donaldsville, LA, Gary Lee of Gonzales, LA and Donice Plain(Joseph) of Baton Rouge, LA; Elice Johnson(Warren)of Oxnard, CA; his mother-in-law Kay F. Jackson of Long Beach, aunts Emma Lewis of Virginia Beach, VA, Peggy Richardson of Canal Winchester, OH, Betty Lowery(Valery) of Baton Rouge, LA, Selma Harrison and Melba Vander both of Slidell, LA, Pearl Ducre of Picayune, MS, and his uncle Rev. Shovie Ducre(Gerilyn)of Lacombe, LA; sisters-in-law Francine Walker Jackson and RoseMarie Jackson(James) both of Long Beach, and brother-in-law Robert A. Jackson(Margo) of Lakewood; and a host of nieces,nephews,cousins,godchildren,friends and coworkers.

Services were held Friday, July 25, 2017 at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary; interment at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery; Slidell, Louisiana

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