Shelvey "Nannie" Jean Blevins

May 31, 1938November 5, 2021

SHELVEY JEAN “NANNIE” BLEVINS Shelvey Jean “Nannie” Blevins, of Beckley, was reunited with her beloved husband, Selby on November 5, 2021 when she heard the voice say “Come Home”. Born May 31, 1938 in Princewick; she was a daughter of the late William Booker Adams and Ila Ethel Brown Adams. Shelvey loved crocheting and quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Selby H. Blevins, Jr in December 2003; a son-in-law, Fred Mann; siblings, Jarrell Adams, Carson Adams, Raymond Adams, Junior Adams, Thelma Brown, Gladdine Farley, Charles Adams, Glenna Lilly, and Wilma McGraw. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughter, Diana Mann of Beckley; daughter, Sandra Blevins of Beckley; son, Howard Blevins and wife, Adele of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Jessica Mann, Matt Blevins, Jordan Blevins; Alex Blevins her precious soon to be great-granddaughter; brother, Roger Adams of San Diego, CA; special nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. A Graveside Service to celebrate the life of Shelvey Jean “Nannie” Blevins will be held 10:00AM Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley with Pastor Troy Rackliffe officiating, with burial to follow. The Blevins family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Raleigh General Hospital’s 4 South Doctors and Nurses and all the family and friends that showed such care and compassion during her transition. “Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted” Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be serving the family.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Shelvey "Nannie" Jean Blevins

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Loretta Stiltner

November 17, 2021

So sad to hear of my neighbor passing. She was such a sweet person and always was good to my children. At our house, we referred to her as “Sugar” because that’s what she called the kids. We will definitely miss our dear neighbor, but know she’s in a better place. Bless the family.

Debra Lilly

November 9, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Andrea V.

November 9, 2021

Sandy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I pray you will find comfort in the days ahead in all the sweet memories you have. Praying for you and your family.

Robbie Mann

November 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about Shelveys passing She was a very nice loving sweet woman and I feel privileged to have known her I know she is much better off now we are praying for you in this time of sorrow love you

Sandra Blevins

November 8, 2021

God and His angels called you away.
Oh, how the angels rejoiced as you walked
Through those pearly gates that day!

Mom, when they said you were going to die
I refused to believe it could be true.
How could I allow myself to even
Imagine saying goodbye to you?

Mom, you were an angel here on earth,
I learned so very much from you.
You were so gentle and so kind; your
Smile would always see me through.

You taught me how to love unconditionally
And how to be my very best in all I do.
You gave your all to God and your family,
Never once stopping to think about you.

You were more than a mother. You were my
Best friend and a great listener, too.
Oh, how I miss our special talks and
All the fun things we used to do.

Mom, I can never say goodbye to you,
Because I could never bear the pain.
Instead, I say I love you, Mom;
Until we meet again.

I found this poem and felt that I could not say what I felt any better.