October 24, 2022–
Keith Gaylord Jr.
July 29, 1999 – September 30, 2022
Keith Gaylord was born July 29th, 1999, in Topeka, KS. He was preceded in death by his Paternal grandmother Lavina Gaylord, Eunice Jones, and Grandfather Burton Jones Sr.
Keith was employed by Target distribution center and graduated in 2018 from Topeka High school. He was pursuing his Postgraduate education through Allen County Community College online studies. Along with his work and school duties he was also a proud member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Keith is survived by his loving mother Tracy Jones, Keith Senior Gaylord, stepfather Arthur Stano, Sisters Latoya Gant, Honesti Gaylord, Katelyn Frick Keira Gaylord, and Danika Killingsworth. Brothers Keenan Jones, Jonte’ Porter, Justice Gaylord, and extended brother, JaCory Porter. Niece’s Amouri, Zanay Ze’Mira Gaylord, Ka’Mia Miller Nephew Elijah, and his loving Godparents Peggy & John Nave who lovingly call him “K.J.” Keith also leaves to cherish his memory and will be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many amazing friends.
His mother, Father, stepfather, and siblings called him “Keithy.” In his short twenty-three years, “Keithy or KJ” was a force of nature with his capable ways and brilliant mind – touched so many people. He represented with a generous heart of gold, never hesitating to help people out. Because he was a big kid at heart, he was adored by family, friends, and even those he met for the first time. He was known for his friendliness and never hesitated to let people know that he loved them. Whatever he set his mind to he was determined to achieve his number one goal to get a business degree and become THE “model” successful entrepreneur.
As a health-conscious individual, he understood the importance of proper nutrition, and his passion for working out in the gym was a priority. He loved playing basketball and listening to music.
KJ was proud to work along-side his mentor and best friend, his Uncle John, from whom he learned the importance of communication, relationships, and family. Through this close mentorship, KJ met successful business owners, labor leaders, and political figures around the state of Kansas.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of loving and generous support. We wish to thank the local and state community, friends, and family near and far.
(Courtesy of Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel)