Lucille Blackburn Blanton Patrick, 101, avid homemaker

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Lucille Blackburn Blanton Patrick
Lucille Blackburn Blanton Patrick

Lucille Blackburn Blanton Patrick, 101 years and 10 months old, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

Lucille was born October 18, 1914 in Clinton, North Carolina, daughter of the late William Samuel Blackburn and Bertha Carroll Blackburn. Her first husband, Dewey Blanton; second husband, Oscar Patrick; two sisters, Mary Edens and Lois Bunn; and two brothers, Ernest Blackburn and Roland Blackburn, preceded her in death.

She graduated from Falcon High School, worked in retail for years, and was an avid homemaker. She loved dearly the Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was a faithful and active member for over 70 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Virtie Blanton Baldwin (Kent) and Rita Jane Patrick, both of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Sharon Williamson and Jeffery Baldwin; two great-grandchildren, Hannah McMahan (Bradley) and Nick Williamson; two sisters, Virginia Oliver and Pauline Baldwin (Larry); a brother, Millard Blackburn; many special nieces and nephews; and special friends, Linda Scott, Sandy Glasgow, Joan Derbyshire, Lyn Schupp, Rosemary Hardin and Shari Capps.

The family received friends Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at Andrews Market Street Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Women’s Ministry at Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2901 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC, 28405, to support its campaign drive for a new transportation vehicle, which has been such a vital ministry for Lucile, Rita, and many others.