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The Obituary ARLENE FRANCIS KEITH (COOKIE) was born to Victor (Hokey) Thompson and Thelma Myrtle Edmonds (Thompson) on July 31, 1949. She was the oldest of seven sisters and the fourth of thirteen siblings. She was educated in the Cleveland and West Virginia Public School Systems. She found the Lord at a young age and never forgot her roots. Arlene was a very outgoing, friendly person as an adult and child. Anybody that knew "Cookie" knew that if they needed it and she had it, she would definitely give it to them. She never turned her back on anyone in need. She worked for the FBI in Washington, DC for several years and then moved to Philadelphia, where she worked several jobs finally working at the IRS for over thirty years, from which she retired. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Keith, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Thompson, brothers, Robert James (Curtis) and Victor Jr. (Fats), her sister, Janice (Clem); and a stepdaughter, Pam Chandler. She leaves to mourn: her daughters, Trina Thompson and Charlene (Lamont) Keith; a stepson, Paul Chandler, Jr. (PJ); six grandchildren, Darryl Conquest, Jr., Charmya Smith, twins, Dara and Darris Conquest, Charnéa Smith, and Charonya Smith; four great-grandchildren, Karee Crosland, Tailynn Conquest, Elijah James, and Isa Harrington; five sisters, Nena Thompson (WV), Lois Thompson (Sue, Phila), Jacqueline Fowlkes (Teensy, WV), Sharon Thompson (Kay, Phila), Cynthia Hairston (Mempy, WV); three brothers, Henry Thompson (NC), Larry Thompson (WV), Richard Thompson (WV); Paul Chandler, a long time friend and companion; Vickie Spencer (Fat Momma), a cousin, she called her other sister; nieces, Pam Geathers and Michelle Thompson, who was always there for her; her godchildren, Aisha Miller and Shaun Thompson; Doris McCoy, a long time friend; forty-four nieces and nephews, seventy great–nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family that loved her. She will be missed by everyone. We love you "Granny".

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