Mom Becky, as she was affectionately known to her family, was born February 24, 1901 and went home to
be with Jesus on June 21, 2001, making her 100 years 3 months, and 3 days old. She was the oldest daughter
of William O. “Bill” and Rutha Deel Coleman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Zeke
Blankenship, her daughters: Ruby Marcelle, Wilma O’Quinn, and Florence Helen Deel. Also 4 half brothers and
5 sisters proceeded her in death. She leaves behind two sons, Jedith Blankenship of Breaks, Virginia and
Curtis Blankenship of Garden City, Michigan. Three daughters also survive: Edith Charles and Annaray Hamilton
of Breaks, Virginia and Elma Gay Hardway of New Brunswick, Ohio. Mo Becky leaves a host of grandchildren,
great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild, which means she lived to
see five generations of children come after her. This is something few can say.
Mom Becky joined the Little Jocie Old Regular Baptist Church and was baptized by Elder Dave Church early
in her life. She remained a faithful servant of God until her death. One did not have to ask if she was a
Christian. It was obvious in everything she did. She had a gentle, loving spirit. Her voice was kind and loving,
never raising it in anger. Never did you go into her home unless she asked if you wanted something to eat or
drink. She believed in helping people and she always did when she saw someone in need. She somehow had
the ability to make her grandchildren feel each one was the most special to her, but in truth each one was.
We have no doubt that she is resting by the throne of God, waiting for that great resurrection morn when
both soul and body will be reunited to live forever in heaven. Rest on Mom Becky. We will love you always; you
will always live in our minds and hearts.
Written by her family