OBITUARY

Wilma Gulley Blake

March 29, 1934April 27, 2021
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Wilma Gulley Blake, 87, of Raleigh passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Raleigh.

Wilma was born on March 29, 1934 in Wake County, to the late Percy and Lucy Gulley. She grew up on her family farm and around her father's country store in Garner. For many years she worked at Ravenscroft School and for the State of North Carolina. She was married to Jim Blake for 56 years, he preceded her in death in 2013. She joined Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh after her husband's death.

Wilma Blake was a loving, caring, and kind person who did everything she could for others. She could talk to any and all walks of life and become fast friends. Wilma was a loving “Mimi” to her grandchildren, an active member of her church, and an all around enthusiastic presence to those she loved. Her beauty, charm, grace and great southern cooking will never be forgotten.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Blake Michael Pearce; and her sister, Dora Gulley Bryan.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Jana Galvan, Jana’s husband Phillip Galvan, and her granddaughter, Alexandra Hope Pearce; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wilma will be greatly missed by all those who’s lives she touched. She had a heart of gold and was a truly special person.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609.

The family will receive friends to celebrate her life on Sunday, May 2nd from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Ron Carter

May 2, 2021

Jana,

We were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear mother. Please know we have been thinking of you all during this time.

Love,
Ron and Todd

Deborah Antkoviak

May 1, 2021

Dear Jana,

I’m extremely sorry about your mom. You and Phillip are in my thoughts.

Thanks to both of you for being there for your mom. She spoke so highly of you and Phillip and how lucky she was to have you both in her life.

I will always remember your Mama, sweet Mimi.

Sending you and Phillip sympathy and love, deb

carl pearce

April 29, 2021

Jan, Sorry to hear about your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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