David Earl McKeith, 54, of Monticello passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 6, 2011, at Simpson General Hospital, in Mendenhall.  A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church Chapel, in Jackson, at 1:30 pm on Monday, May 9, 2011. David was born in Mexia, TX, on August 6, 1956, a son of Mona (Whyte) McKeith, of Jackson, MS and the late Dale Earl McKeith.

David is survived by  his life partner, Elizabeth Wilson of Monticello; two daughters, Heather McKeith, and Kerri Smith, of Pearl, MS; a son,Jonathan McKeith, of Petal; and two brothers, Mark McKeith, of Jackson,  and George Tim McKeith, of Redondo Beach, CA.

He worked as a print pressman for 30 years in the Jackson area, and was currently working for Direct TV.  His contagious smile, sense of humor, and loving heart will never be forgotten.  We love you Daddy!