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Keith “Workhorse” Flemming Obituary

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Keith “Workhorse” Flemming

Wilmington, Delaware

August 4, 1964 - June 8, 2024

Keith “Workhorse” Flemming Obituary

Keith Lamore Flemming, age 59, was born on August 4, 1964 in Wilmington, Delaware to Eleanor “Gent” Flemming and William Flemming. He left this world suddenly on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at his home.


Workhorse, as he was affectionately called began his journey, in the public schools of Wilmington, where he was a proud Trojan on the football field and later a tenacious basketball player at Fletcher Browns Boys Club and a Wildcat on the basketball court, graduating from Howard High School in the Class of 1982. His athletic prowess was but a prelude to the diligence he would carry into his professional life. Starting his work history as a teenager in carpentry, he then joined his mother at General Motors Corporation, eventually becoming a respected foreman for Guardian for over 14 years. At the time of his departure from this world, he was a valued member of the Jani King team.


Workhorse's influence extended well beyond his immediate family. He was a father figure to his nieces Daja, Kendra, and Michion, and his nephew, Jamel. His younger male cousins looked up to him as a mentor and role model. His impact on their lives is immeasurable, and his lessons will be carried forward with pride and honor. He worked with Men on the Move, a movement against dead beat dads, out of Wilmington Head Start.


His life was a testament to the belief that with perseverance and a heart full of love, one can overcome any obstacle. Workhorse's name was not just a nickname; it was a symbol of his approach to life. He shouldered the weight of responsibilities with grace and always had time to lend an ear or a helping hand. He was a man who built bridges, mended fences, and left a foundation of integrity for others to build upon.


As we celebrate the life of Keith Lamore Flemming, let us remember that every day is an opportunity to make a positive impact, just as he did. His story is not one of sorrow, but a narrative of joy, hard work, and the kind of love that transcends time. Workhorse's legacy will gallop on in the hearts of those he touched, the lives he shaped, and the community that he so dearly loved. Let his memory be a guiding light that encourages us all to live with purpose, passion, and an unwavering commitment to those we hold dear.


Keith Lamore Flemming, our beloved Workhorse, may have completed his earthly journey, but his spirit will continue to inspire us to strive for excellence in all we do. His life was a masterclass in love, resilience, and the power of family. We carry his memory forward with joy, knowing that his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor “Gent” Flemming; his father; William Flemming; his sister, Renee Briscoe; his aunts, Paulette "Paul" Copeland,  Flora "Shorty" Bumbrey and Marion Copeland and his uncles, Louis Davis Jr., Benjamin Davis, Stevie Mason, Beverly Nichols, Louis Davis Jr. and Thomas Mason.


He leaves to cherish his loving memory:  8 sons, Keith Flemming Bell, Darren Brown, Kevis Bell, Corwin Allen, Shaqor Allen, Jabril Flemming, Shalir Flemming, Nikey Flemming ; his only daughter; Nevaeh Thomas; 10 grandchildren, Korey Lamore Bell, Kaeli Denise Marie Bell, Aniyah Brown, Remier Cosby Brown, Yasir Allen, Tristian Joyner, Malai Allen, Zariah Flemming, Nalayah Flemming, and Solei Flemming; one sister, Janel Cobb; three brothers, William “Watt” Briscoe, David Ware (Latascha) and Kevin Flemming; aunt’s and uncle’s, Ralph "Train" Copeland (Jeanette), William "Bill" Copeland (Diane), Sherry "Nitzy" Murphy-Penn (Robert), Jonathan "Johnny" Copeland, Michael Brown, William Davis, Teresa Waters, Andre Fountain, Robert Fountain, Tyron Fountain; great aunt, Laura L. Davis; his forever friend, Cameana Brown; adopted sister, Margaret "Tush" Purnell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Keith “Workhorse” Flemming hosted by Congo Funeral Home.

Keith Lamore Flemming, age 59, was born on August 4, 1964 in Wilmington, Delaware to Eleanor “Gent” Flemming and William Flemming. He left this world suddenly on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at his home.


Workhorse, as he was affectionately called began his journey, in the public schools of Wilmington, where he was a proud Trojan on the football field and later a tenacious basketball player at Fletcher Browns Boys Club and a Wildcat on the basketball court, graduating from Howard High School in the Class of 1982. His athletic prowess was but a prelude to the diligence he would carry into his professional life. Starting his work history as a teenager in carpentry, he then joined his mother at General Motors Corporation, eventually becoming a respected foreman for Guardian for over 14 years. At the time of his departure from this world, he was a valued member of the Jani King team.


Workhorse's influence extended well beyond his immediate family. He was a father figure to his nieces Daja, Kendra, and Michion, and his nephew, Jamel. His younger male cousins looked up to him as a mentor and role model. His impact on their lives is immeasurable, and his lessons will be carried forward with pride and honor. He worked with Men on the Move, a movement against dead beat dads, out of Wilmington Head Start.


His life was a testament to the belief that with perseverance and a heart full of love, one can overcome any obstacle. Workhorse's name was not just a nickname; it was a symbol of his approach to life. He shouldered the weight of responsibilities with grace and always had time to lend an ear or a helping hand. He was a man who built bridges, mended fences, and left a foundation of integrity for others to build upon.


As we celebrate the life of Keith Lamore Flemming, let us remember that every day is an opportunity to make a positive impact, just as he did. His story is not one of sorrow, but a narrative of joy, hard work, and the kind of love that transcends time. Workhorse's legacy will gallop on in the hearts of those he touched, the lives he shaped, and the community that he so dearly loved. Let his memory be a guiding light that encourages us all to live with purpose, passion, and an unwavering commitment to those we hold dear.


Keith Lamore Flemming, our beloved Workhorse, may have completed his earthly journey, but his spirit will continue to inspire us to strive for excellence in all we do. His life was a masterclass in love, resilience, and the power of family. We carry his memory forward with joy, knowing that his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor “Gent” Flemming; his father; William Flemming; his sister, Renee Briscoe; his aunts, Paulette "Paul" Copeland,  Flora "Shorty" Bumbrey and Marion Copeland and his uncles, Louis Davis Jr., Benjamin Davis, Stevie Mason, Beverly Nichols, Louis Davis Jr. and Thomas Mason.


He leaves to cherish his loving memory:  8 sons, Keith Flemming Bell, Darren Brown, Kevis Bell, Corwin Allen, Shaqor Allen, Jabril Flemming, Shalir Flemming, Nikey Flemming ; his only daughter; Nevaeh Thomas; 10 grandchildren, Korey Lamore Bell, Kaeli Denise Marie Bell, Aniyah Brown, Remier Cosby Brown, Yasir Allen, Tristian Joyner, Malai Allen, Zariah Flemming, Nalayah Flemming, and Solei Flemming; one sister, Janel Cobb; three brothers, William “Watt” Briscoe, David Ware (Latascha) and Kevin Flemming; aunt’s and uncle’s, Ralph "Train" Copeland (Jeanette), William "Bill" Copeland (Diane), Sherry "Nitzy" Murphy-Penn (Robert), Jonathan "Johnny" Copeland, Michael Brown, William Davis, Teresa Waters, Andre Fountain, Robert Fountain, Tyron Fountain; great aunt, Laura L. Davis; his forever friend, Cameana Brown; adopted sister, Margaret "Tush" Purnell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Keith “Workhorse” Flemming hosted by Congo Funeral Home.

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