Brenda Sue Blankenship, 74, went to be with the Lord on February 14th, 2023. There she was reunited with her husband and valentine, Terry Dale Blankenship, her parents, Duke and Velma Blevins, her brothers Robert and Winston Blevins, and her sister, Mary Irvin.
Brenda was a homemaker that loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She loved to dance and sing and had a sassy sense of humor. Everyone knew her as "Mama B ", because she truly was a mom to everyone. Brenda attended Grace Independent Baptist Church, where for years she organized the Ladies Auxiliary and loved her church family and helping the community with them. Brenda had an amazing laugh and always saw the best in people.
Brenda loved to have "porch talks" where many would gather on her long front porch and laugh and talk for hours, while her beloved furbaby, Teddy, would bounce from lap to lap. Many neighbors and friends couldn't wait for warmer weather to be able to start the porch talks with Mama B.
Brenda loved to cross off things on her bucket list, and usually did so with her big baby boy, Steve. Whether it was riding on an airplane for the first time or sticking her feet in the Gulf of Mexico, Brenda was along for the ride. Her beloved grandchildren would encourage her and make her try new foods and teach her about different cultures. She would then tell everyone she knew about the experiences and would look at those pictures and show them from time to time and smile.
Brenda leaves behind three children, Steve Blankenship, Nikki (Terri Jr) Blankenship, and Jamie Blankenship; a daughter in law/ extra daughter, Stephanie; four grandchildren, Ashley Blankenship, Haley Mayse, Kaitlin Blankenship, and Emma Blankenship; bonus grandson, Jake (Haley's husband); and three great grandchildren, Lily, Irelyn, Beckham (Hoss). She leaves behind many many family and friends that will miss her greatly. For again, Brenda was a mom to everyone.
Her service will be officiated by her pastor, Benny Cozort, whom she had so much love and respect for beginning at 2pm Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at Calfee Funeral Home in Beckley, WV. Friends may visit with the family from 12 pm until service time.
Flowers may be sent to Calfee Funeral Home.