Note: 2016, Big Creek, Logan Co., WV, Obituary
The Logan Banner, (WV) - June 20, 2016
Mary Magdalene Saunders Blankenship -Messer, 94, of Big Creek, departed this life June 20, 2016 at her residence. Born February 21, 1922, at Logan, WV, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Ada Saunders.
Mary was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband William Okey Blankenship; her former husband Harvey Messer; one daughter, Mary Ernestine Blankenship Messer; one son, Okey Richard Blankenship; four brothers, Albert Ball, Grover Saunders, Franklin Saunders, and James Saunders; one granddaughter, Rihanna Felicia; and two great-grandsons, Eric Messer and Kobie Messer.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Ronald (Rebecca) Blankenship and Micky David (Joni) Blankenship; two daughters, Connie (Skip) Thomas and Teresea (Allen) Berry; three sisters, Elizabeth Meadows, Ruby Clevenger, and Virginia (Henry) Miller; 30 grandchildren: Crystal, Robin, Scott, Becky, Danny, Jeff Todd, Ada, Ronald Jr., Misty, Chassity, Andrea, Andrew, Dustin, Melanie, Jeff Allen, Mallory, Okey, Peggy, Joe, Amy, Manda, Kellee, Joey, Jamie, Chandra, Shawn, Tommy, Corey, and AJ; along with 64 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at noon Thursday, June 23, at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Bailey and Rev. Gary Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Vance-Greene Cemetery at Breeden, WV. Pallbearers will be A. Lorena Sparks, Ronnie Blankenship Jr., Daniel Messer, Casey Messer, Brandon Savage, Zach Blankenship, Dustin Vickers and Mikey Sparks.
From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com
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