Mae Alice Keel Only


Mother Mae Alice Keel Only of Marianna, Florida transitioned to ever be with the Lord on Monday, April 19, 2021 in Jackson Hospital.

Mother Only was a member of the New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church where she served as the Usher Board President. She was also a member of the Second West Florida Missionary Baptist Association’s Usher’s Ministry. She was retired educator. To know her was to love her.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST from the sanctuary of Rivertown Community Church located at 4534 Lafayette Street in Marianna, Florida 32448 where Pastor Paul Smith is the Lead Pastor. Vann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mother Only will lie in state at the church from 9:00 AM until time for the service.

A walk-through only viewing will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM from the sanctuary of the New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church located at 2155 Highway 73 in Marianna, Florida 32448 where Reverend Stephen Andrews is the pastor.

State, local, and federal guidelines are being followed for masks and social distancing. Masks and social distancing are required for the viewing and service.

Mother Only leaves to cherish a lifetime of precious memories a beloved family:

One Daughter: Kinetra Only of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Two Sons: Kevin J. Only and wife Cherie Only of Miami, Florida; and Kerry Only and wife Dr. Cecilie Only of Charlotte, North Carolina

Thirteen Grandchildren: Kaela S. Abner and husband Bishop Doctor Adrian Abner of Cottondale, Florida; Shakevia Only and Shakera Only both of Miami, Florida; Kobe Only of Pensacola, Florida; Jayvon Only of Miami, Florida; Kimora Cooper of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kameron Only, Kerri Only, and Kaden Only all of Charlotte, North Carolina; Victoria Matos of Melbourne, Florida; Marianias Matos of Miami, Florida; Michael Cobb; and Steven Cobb

Ten Great Grandchildren: Kassidy M. Davis of  Cottondale, Florida; Michael Galvin; Mikayla Galvin; Mylichi Matos; Jaylen Sanders-Cobb; Brianna Cobb; Braxton Cobb; Tatiyana Roman; Anthony Cobb; Amira Cobb; and Kaidrian D. Abner of Cottondale, Florida

One Sister: Ola Bell Sylvester of Marianna, Florida

One Brother: Retired Presiding Elder Bobby Keel and wife Evelyn of Tampa, Florida

Five Sisters-in-Law: Lois Only of Warner Robbins, Georgia; and Lillar Only of Orlando, Florida; Carrie Keel of Carol City, Florida; Nettie M. Onley of Stockbridge, Georgia; and Erma Only of Daytona Beach, Florida

One Brother-in-Law: Ronnie Only and wife Andrea of Washington, DC

Eight godchildren

And a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, an uncle, and many dear friends.


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