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Thelma Ellen Burton Blanks
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1921
Death: Mar. 4, 2011

HAMPTON - Thelma Ellen Burton Blanks, 90, went to be with the Lord on April 4, 2011. She was born on Jan. 30, 1921, in Halifax County, Va., and had been a resident of the Peninsula for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Blanks most recently attended Deer Park Baptist Church and Warwick Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Marcus Blanks Sr.; daughter, Emma Clay Smith; parents, John Morgan and Myrtle Virginia Shaw Burton; three sisters; and six brothers.
Survivors include one daughter, Myrtle Ellen Shelton of Newport News; son, Edmund Marcus Blanks Jr. and wife, Kathy of Hampton; five grandchildren, Larry E. Shelton and wife, Anna, Teresa A. Metcalf and husband, Ray, Jonathan M. Blanks, Ryan E. Blanks and Erin E. Workman and husband, Steve; two great-grandsons, Stuart Shelton and Noah Metcalf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 6 to April 7, 2011 
Peninsula Memorial Park
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Steve Centner
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67968129
Thelma Ellen <i>Burton</i> Blanks
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