Gracie Mae Blankenship

March 6, 1945 ~ May 1, 2022 (age 77)


Gracie Mae Blankenship 77 of Lester, gained her heavenly wings on May 1st, 2022. She was te daughter of the late Willard, and Annie Mae Gibson Toler. In addition to her parents, Gracie is preceded in death by her husband L.E. Blankenship, and her grandson Dillon Blankenship.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, 2 sons, Richard Blankenship of Lester, and Markus(Christa) Blankenship of North Carolina, daughters Christina Blankenship of Lester, and Diana(David) Salyers of Kentucky, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends who will all miss her very dearly.

Gracie loved the holidays with her family, putting up many decorations for fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, She was an amazing cook who loved to cook large holiday meals for her loving family. Gracie was a devout christian woman who studied the biblical scriptures and loved to watch gospel singing and televised services with several of the evangelical preachers. She was also a member of the Clear Fork Independent Church of God.

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