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Mary Louise
Sears (Blankenship)

August 16, 1932 – January 16, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Louise Sears (Blankenship)

Mary Louise Blankenship Sears departed this life on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Sentara Nursing Windermere at the age of 86 years old. She was born August 16, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mary attended Norfolk County Schools, William Penn High School in High Point and she went to college at North Carolina Central.
Mary worked for Norfolk Redevelopment housing authority in Diggs Park and Oak Park for ten years. She went on to work for the YMCA and retired after 30 years.
Mary Pioneered the Portsmouth Chapter of the Eastern Star Organization. She was the Past Matron of the Gardenia Chapter #36.
Mary was predeceased by her parents Tully William Blankenship and Emma Tolton Blankenship; two brothers, Linwood Victor Blankenship and Samuel Alexander Blankenship; one sister, Velma Daily and her husband, Lawrence E. Sears, Sr.
Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Lawrence E. Sears, Jr. and Reginald Curtis Sears; one sister, Lois B. Wiggins; six grandchildren, Lawrence Deloatch, Dominique Vaughan, Deangelo Johnson, Regina Knight, Lacy Carter and Marcus Sears; four great grandchildren, Isaiah Coley, Elisha Coley, MaLiah Knight, and Leah Carter; one special great nephew, Reginal Wiggins, Jr. (Peter) as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

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First Visitation

When Friday, January 25th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Graves Funeral Home
1631 Church St.
Norfolk, VA 23504
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Service Information

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 12:00pm
Graves Funeral Home Chapel
1631 Church St
Norfolk, VA 23504

Interment Information

Carver Memorial Cemetery
2320 East Washington Street
Suffolk, Virginia 23434