Floral 09

Irma A Blankenship

August 26, 1934 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 86)


Irma “Ann” Moye Duncan Blankenship, age 86, Heaven Needed Another Angel in Heaven we call her “Mom” so that is why she went to meet her Lord and Savior on August 25, 2021.  She was born August 26, 1934 in West Virginia to Owen Clayton Moye & Ethia Sydney Moye. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Owen Clayton Moye and Ethia Sydney Moye, two wonderful loving husbands Leroy Duncan and Herman Blankenship.  Surviving are four children, son and daughter-in-law Clayton and Martha Duncan, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jimmy Carter, daughter and son-in-law Lesa and Kevin Allen, daughter and son-in-law Marty and Kevin Bryant, four grandchildren Shaun Duncan, Nathan Carter, Jordan Allen, Alex Allen, Eight great grandchildren Evan Duncan, Emma Duncan, Stella Duncan, Molly Duncan, Maddie Carter, Abby Carter, Noah Carter and Ann Carter.  Yep, Little Miss Ann was name after Mom.  

Mom dearly loved spending time with her sister Bonnie Ford.  They loved spending time at the beach together picking up sea shells on the beach.  Mom also loved her brother Charles Dudding and sister-in-law Ruth Dudding and her Sister Kay Pritt and brother-in-law Gary Pritt.   

Ann dearly loved her Lord and Savior and enjoyed loving on people. She loved reading her Bible, Quilting, Sewing and Cooking.  She also, loved Angels, Churches and Birdhouses.  Ann was always self-confident and didn’t allow anyone walk on her.  Her hands were rarely still.  Jesus was there to greet Mom with a big hug at the Pearly Gates to Welcome Mom to Heaven.  Also, by Jesus’s side is her Grandmother Elizabeth Holmes to whom she dearly loved and always called her Mother.  Jesus walked with her down the streets of gold taking her from mansion to mansion and to meet her Dad “Owen Clayton Moye” for the 1st time who passed away when Ann was only 6-months old.  I can picture her giving her Dad a big hug around the neck and kissing him on the cheek and catching up.  If only we can take selfies in Heaven and text them to our loved ones.  How amazing would that be!      

My family will always be in my heart and never be forgotten even though I’m gone.  I can now take my Prayers directly to the Throne Room of God and intercede on your behalf that all of my family will know and except the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  Only through Christ will you find true peace and happiness!       

I wish we had more time together to set and talk or just hold my hand and I yours, more phone calls, years have been lost and that time is gone now.  I may be gone from your sight but you will never be gone from my heart.  But always remember I have and always will love you.  

Our family is like a quilt…  A lifetime being sewn together.  We have tattered and broken pieces.  Just like a quilt you’re an original and unique as each piece.  You have beauty of your own just like a quilt.  But when the pieces are loved and warn that is when I prayed harder for each of you to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior but to also soften your heart’s and soul and pray that you know you are loved not only by me but by Jesus.  You’re threaded with love, faith and humor.  This will keep our quilt together.  But no matter what at the end of this day and day’s forward you can cling to Jesus like you can cling that quilt.  Also, like that quilt hold your brother and sisters close because that is all the family you have left here on earth and treasure it as you would an heirloom quilt.  Because that is a love you can never replace and wrap us close forever.  Remember, I Will Always Love You!  


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August 27, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home - Salem
1330 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

Funeral Service
August 28, 2021

12:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home - Salem
1330 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

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Sherwood Memorial Park
1250 E Main St.
Salem, VA 24153

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