Lonnie Buster McKeever, 85, postal worker, Army veteran

January 15, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Lonnie Buster McKeever, a longtime postal worker, died Thursday at Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Park of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85.

A native of Beckley, W.Va., Mr. McKeever moved to Baltimore with his family as a child and attended public schools here.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe for several years.

After the war, he returned to Baltimore and he worked at several jobs before becoming a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired in 1983 as a mail handler supervisor after 32 years with the Postal Service.

He once was president of the Mail Handlers Union Local 305.

was married for 50 years to the former Wilhelmina Williams, who died in 1987. In 1994, he married Cordelia B. Jones. The couple lived in Severna Park.

His activities included singing in the male chorus at Christian Community Church in Southwest Baltimore.

He was also a Mason, holding membership in the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M., the Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 22.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Phillips Funeral Home, 1727 N. Monroe St., Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, Mr. McKeever is survived by three daughters, Francine Campbell-Carson of Catonsville, Sandra Sessomes-Callis of Owings Mills, and Jade Downing of Baltimore; a brother, William McKeever of Boston; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, central Maryland chapter, 1850 York Road, Timonium 21093.

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