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Thelma Ellen Burton Blanks

  • Birth 30 Jan 1921
  • Death 4 Mar 2011
  • Burial Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 67968129

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 dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from April 6 to April 7, 2011


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Steve Centner
  • Added: 6 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67968129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thelma Ellen Burton Blanks (30 Jan 1921–4 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67968129, citing Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .