Shirley Ann (Walls) Blankenship, 79, of Baisden, WV left this world for her Heavenly Home on June 15, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born June 24, 1940 at Simon, WV. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lettie Mae (Bailey) Walls.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by two special sisters: Diana Walls Stepp and Carole Walls Thompson, as well as her “favorite son-in-law”, Mark Lee Fischer.
Shirley was a devoted Christian beginning October 3, 1972, a loving wife, mother, Nanny/Maw Maw, great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She loved spending time with her family and listening to gospel music. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed playing piano at church, gardening, canning, crocheting, cooking family dinners, and attending the Church of Christ with her husband.
Those left to love and cherish her memory forever are: her loving and devoted husband Mr. Delmer Blankenship. They shared almost 61 wonderful years of marriage, and three children together. Delmer provided love, comfort, laughter, and care to the love of his life, especially during the past fifteen years; her two sons: Rodney Joe Blankenship (Kim) of Wharncliffe, WV and Darrick Shane Blankenship (Rebecca) of Louisville, TN; one daughter Pamela Hope Fischer of Mineral, VA; one special sister Sonja G. Walls of Loganville, Ga; Two brothers: Barney Walls (Mary Jo) of Beckley, WV and Reg Walls (Brenda) of Sophia, WV; Four wonderful grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart: Ashton Hope Walls (Jon) of Wharncliffe, WV, Mackenzie Leigh Fischer of Richmond, VA, Troy Joseph Fischer of Mineral, VA, and Briley Hope Blankenship of Louisville, TN; one precious great-grandchild Jenson Wade Walls of Wharncliffe, WV. Shirley also leaves behind a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear neighbors/friends.
Friends and Family may gather with the family Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Life services will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jonas Trent and Pastor Jim Nagy officiating. Burial will follow at the Hatfield Cemetery, Sharon Heights, WV.
She will be carried to her final resting place by: Darrick Blankenship, Jon Walls, Eddie Stepp, Reggie Thompson, Ernie Thompson, Doug Blankenship and Jonathan Mounts.
A very special thanks goes out to her loving and dedicated caregivers through the years: Abby Bailey, Marsha Hatfield, Verna Faye Cline, niece, and her three “Angels”: Tish Browning, Janet Gibson and Alice Murphy, who stayed beside her until the very end.
Shirley’s precious smile and tender heart will live on in all those who were blessed to have known and loved her.
“For We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight”
2 Corinthians 5: 7
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