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 Marilyn Diane <I>Hawkins</I> Blank

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Marilyn Diane Hawkins Blank

  • Birth 1 Mar 1960 Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 2013 Maryland, USA
  • Burial Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 106015032

Marilyn Diane Blank went to be with her Lord and Savior early on Friday morning, March 1, 2013, on the same day that She delivered her to this earth 53 years ago on March 1, 1960, while surrounded by her family. She was greeted by her son, Joshua Rex Blank, who passed before her in 2006.

Born in Frederick, Maryland, she was raised by her father, Hartzel Hawkins of Richmond, Virginia, her late mother and step-father, Emma and Robert McHugh, and her late grandparents, Alice and Walter Baker.

She was a 1977 graduate from Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick.

Marilyn grew up with her brother, Mike McHugh, and her two sisters, the late Karen Green and Kim Spangler. She was a faithful and loving wife to Rex Blank for 22 years. She loved her children and grandchildren deeply and is survived by her son, James Robert Remsburg, III and wife Melissa and their daughter Madalyn; her son Jason Ryan Remsburg and his children Dakota, Ashton, Kylie, and Kaiden; her daughter, Brittney Dawn Blank and her daughter Allana; her daughter Cassy Marie Blank; and her son Raymond Joseph Blank.

She worked at Way Station, Inc. in Frederick and later became the owner and operator for 17 years of her own child daycare in Boonsboro, Bundle's of Joy. She was also a foster care parent through the Washington County Department of Social Services. One of Marilyn's dreams was to be known as a child advocate; always trying to make a difference in the world ~ one child at a time.

Marilyn was proud of her relationship with the Lord. She wrote a book that was published in 2010 by PublishAmerica; "Have Faith: Live It, Speak It, Believe It & Survive." She leaves behind her very loving and supportive church family at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Marilyn wished to extend her personal appreciation to Joyce and Duke Snyder, Suzi Kerr, Linda McDaniels, Penny Sellers, Grandma Dot (and the gang), and her side-kick and angel Kim Hildebrand.

A celebration of Marilyn's life journey will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville, Maryland, 21779. Rev. Clayton A. Clark and Rev. Wendell G. McClellan will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.

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  • Created by: Gary Snowberger
  • Added: 1 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106015032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marilyn Diane Hawkins Blank (1 Mar 1960–1 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106015032, citing Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Gary Snowberger (contributor 46791115) .