Sky Keating: Meals in Memory

 Sky Keating coordinates the Meals on Wheels program in loving memory and to continue the work begun by his late wife Geneva.

Sky Keating coordinates the Meals on Wheels program in loving memory and to continue the work begun by his late wife Geneva.

Originally from Massachusetts, Sky has lived on James Island since retiring here with his wife, Geneva (Cookie), in 1985 following a career with Allied Signal and Honeywell. Sky and Geneva became members of the James Island Presbyterian Church (JIPC) in 1986.

For many years, Geneva coordinated volunteers from JIPC who delivered meals, daily, to homebound persons living on James Island. Originally, these meals were first taken to St. James Presbyterian Church from the Charleston Area Senior Citizen Center where volunteers would then package and deliver them. About 10 years ago, the distribution site for James Island meals-on-wheels was transferred to the JIPC. Geneva continued to coordinate the meals-on-wheels volunteers until her sudden passing in April of 2009.

In memory of Geneva, their 52 years of marriage and in tribute to her servant heart, Sky began coordinating the James Island meals-on-wheels program a month later; and five years later, Sky continues to make sure that the James Island homebound persons who are enrolled in this program receive a hot meal, Monday-Friday.

Sky…a loyal member of the chancel choir, an active church member and a faithful mission volunteer who also witnesses his servant heart.