James Clifton Blake

April 28, 1929February 7, 2018

James Clifton Blake passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian Pauline Hill Blake. Son of the late Donie Wright Blake and Walter Thomas Blake. Father of James Edward Blake (Cheryl), as well as the late Calvin Thomas Blake and Lillian Ann Blake Ledet. Brother of Joe Ray Blake as well as the late William, Earl, Meryle, Ellis, Corrine, Alice Mae, Lois, and Louis. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 7 step-great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed farming/gardening during his retirement, but lived for his family, especially those grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery. Express condolences at


  • Visitation Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 12, 2018

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Jo Ann King

February 9, 2018

Distance has always prevented me from spending as much time with Uncle Clifton as I would have liked but when we did finally see each other I always knew I was loved. I am especially grateful that when Mom died Uncle Clifton, at age 83, drove all the way from Picayune to be there for his little brother. No doubt he will be missed by many, especially this niece.

Samatha Varnado

February 9, 2018

I can remember as a child grandpa putting me on his lap while he would work the huge garden him and uncle Morris has behide hope haven..saying want to go for a ride toot toot...and mom would put me in the tractor with him in my dress with bows and laces and grandpa saying leave her here she is good..

Marie and Byrum Brown

February 9, 2018

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