Keith, Martha Grice

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Martha Sherrard Grice Keith, 83, of Roanoke, Va. and formerly of Elliston, Va., went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

She was a 1955 graduate of Shawsville High School, and was a devoted daughter and mother.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Lafayette Joseph and Hazel Kirkwood Grice; former husband, Charles Edward Keith; and brother-in-law, Floyd Erdmann.

Her surviving family includes her sister, Ann Grice Erdmann; children, Katherine Keith Pope (James), Karen Keith Hensley, and Charles “Chuck” Keith II; grandchildren, Nicholas Vail, Jenna Hensley, and Jordan Hensley; step-granddaughter, Erin Hensley; two nephews; one niece; and many cousins.

The family extends sincere appreciation to all of Martha’s loving caregivers including those of Good Samaritan Hospice.

The family is conducting a private graveside service at Sherwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at