Edith B. Blakley

November 22, 1923February 14, 2012

CLEMMONS- Edith B. Blakley, 88, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston Salem, NC. She was born November 22, 1923 in North Carolina to Floyd and Ida Smith Haigler. She married Lester G. Blakley in 1964. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are one son, Alvin (Cathy) Barnwell of Clemmons; two grandchildren, Blake Barnwell and Adam Barnwell both of Clemmons; and one sister, June Prestwood of Florida. She attended Immanuel Baptist Church. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Immanuel Baptist Church 1505 Lewisville-Clemmons in Clemmons. Fellowship will follow the memorial service on Thursday at the church. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences and floral tributes may be sent to the family at Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Chestnut Grove Cemetery Fund c/o Kenneth Hunt 67 Three Maple Lane Sparta, NC 28675.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Wayne and Karen Thornton

February 19, 2012

Alvin,Cathy,Blake And Adam
I share in your sorrow and grief because my family loved her dearly. She loved all of you and was so proud . She cared for all her family. When her nephew was in Vietnam she always wrote and sent cookies He truly appreciated and loved her too. You were blessed to have her and rest assured she is in heaven and will look over you forever

Ann Fearrington

February 17, 2012

To Blake and Adam and your family, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's death. She meant a lot to me and to others at Friends Baptist Church. I am so glad she brought you both to church and that you were in my Sunday School class. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mrs. Ann Fearrington

Toney Darrell King Sr.

February 17, 2012

To Alvin and family we would like to say how sorry we are to hear of Aunt Edith's death. She was a very Blessed person, she gave so much to to many. She made a differance in my life. She show me God, love and how not to fear. I loved her so much. I will Miss her dearly, just wished my chrildren could have known her. May GOD BLESS you Alvin and your family. She will always be with you in sprit but right know she at a big camp meeting with God and the family thats passed on before us. With Love from Arizona

February 16, 2012

may GOD bless the family, this sweet lady will be missed at Immanuel BAPTIST Church
Wayne & Doris Gilley

Susan Wallace

February 16, 2012

I didn't know the family but I knew Edith. She shared of herself with me on numerous occasions, when she would come to my workplace. She always had a smile and would speak of heaven, her savior and called me her sister in Christ. We spoke often, several years ago, - she was such a wonderful woman. One day, maybe 12 years ago, she bought me a gift, a book... a daily devotional which I still have - along with the note she wrote. She cared for those around her. She showed such love for me and I knew it had to be the Christ in her. One day I saw a figurine of an angle holding a book and it reminded me of her. I bought it for her. She told me where she put it and she cherished it as much as our friendship. I left that workplace for another but we remained friends and saw each other from time to time. She told me much of her illness and how she was feeling. I have not spoken to her in several months, since her job ended. I am sad to hear of this but I know where she is and I will see her again one day. I am sad to have not gotten to say goodbye. Although we use to say to each other, if I don't see you here I will see you there... and she meant it. Edith I am happy you made it home. You get to see the face of God and the wonders of heaven. Hallelujah!

Lisa and Hank and Ema and Jason Carroll

February 16, 2012

Sis and Alvin and my nephews,Blake and Adam.......sending you love. Alvin, your mom was such a giving soul...she listened intently to others and oh how she loved her grandsons! God's Peace to all of you.

John & Birgit Roberts

February 15, 2012

Cathy, Alvin, Blake and Adam,
We are sorry for your loss and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Edwards

February 15, 2012

Alvin, Cathy, Blake, and Adam
I was so sorry to hear about Edith. She was such a sweet lady, and I always enjoyed seeing her on her visits to Sparta. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sid,Ruby Jones

February 15, 2012

May God Bless the Family. She will be missed.

chester hall

February 15, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.