OBITUARY

Nancy Irene Blakeman-Rhodes

November 9, 1931April 30, 2021
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Nancy Irene Blakeman-Rhodes, 89, of Port Lavaca, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 30, 2021, peacefully, in her home, surrounded by family. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Andy and Frieda Muffett Callis on November 9, 1931.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands; Lawrence Blakeman and George Fred Rhodes, brother; William (Buddy) Callis, and grandson; Michael Fleming.

Nancy is survived by her daughters; Yavonne Blakeman, Joyce Fleming, and Judy Blakeman, sons; Gale Blakeman and wife Dunaya, Danny (Mouse) Blakeman and wife Dee Dee, and Arlin Blakeman and wife Tammy, sister; Shirley Arthurs, sister-in-law; Betty Callis, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren and step- grandchildren, all of whom will cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in the State Room, a second visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 1-2 pm, immediately followed by graveside service at 2 pm, all at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, 2951 State Highway 46 South, New Braunfels, Texas, with Pastor Larry Green officiating.

Memorials may be given in her honor to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Avenue, Victoria, Texas 77901, www.hospiceofsouthtexas.org.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff and caregivers from Hospice of South Texas.

You may join the service live on Facebook at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home’s page.

Thoughts, memories or words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence Blakeman, Husband (deceased)
  • George Fred Rhodes, Husband (deceased)
  • Andy Lester Callis, Father (deceased)
  • Frieda May Muffett Callis, Mother (deceased)
  • Yavonne Blakeman, Daughter
  • Joyce Fleming, Daughter
  • Judy Blakeman, Daughter
  • Gale Blakeman and wife Dunaya, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Danny (Mouse) Blakeman and wife Dee Dee, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Arlin Blakeman and wife Tammy, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Shirley L. Arthurs, Sister
  • Betty Callis, Sister-in-law
  • William J. (Buddy) Callis, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael Fleming, Grandson (deceased)
  • Nancy also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren and step-grandchildren, all of whom will cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Lisa Rhodes

May 6, 2021

Nancy was a wonderful woman who brought a great deal of love and care into my Father's life. Though they weren't married long before he fell ill, she stayed with him until the end. When I commented on how difficult it must be for her, she would always say, "I love him," and I could see on her face that she did. We were all so fortunate that she came into our lives. Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and friend. She was a lovely woman who brought warmth, grace and love into my life and I will miss her.
Lisa Rhodes

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Biography

Nancy Irene Blakeman-Rhodes, 89, of Port Lavaca, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 30, 2021, peacefully, in her home, surrounded by family. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Andy and Frieda Muffett Callis on November 9, 1931.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands; Lawrence Blakeman and George Fred Rhodes, brother; William (Buddy) Callis, and grandson; Michael Fleming.

Nancy is survived by her daughters; Yavonne Blakeman, Joyce Fleming, and Judy Blakeman, sons; Gale Blakeman and wife Dunaya, Danny (Mouse) Blakeman and wife Dee Dee, and Arlin Blakeman and wife Tammy, sister; Shirley Arthurs, sister-in-law; Betty Callis, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren and step- grandchildren, all of whom will cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in the State Room, a second visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 1-2 pm, immediately followed by graveside service at 2 pm, all at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, 2951 State Highway 46 South, New Braunfels, Texas, with Pastor Larry Green officiating.

Memorials may be given in her honor to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Avenue, Victoria, Texas 77901, www.hospiceofsouthtexas.org.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff and caregivers from Hospice of South Texas.

You may join the service live on Facebook at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home’s page.

Thoughts, memories or words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.