Lori E. ‘Ellen’ Blake, 55, loved the beach life and supporting local tourism

Lori E. ‘Ellen’ Blake

CAROLINA BEACH — Lori E. “Ellen” Blake, 55, peacefully went to be with the Lord Jesus and her heavenly family Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Born April 16, 1966, in Siler City to Evelyn and Robert F. Blake Sr., Ellen will be remembered as vibrant, energetic, proud mother whose children meant the world to her. She was a friend to all. Ellen’s loving and caring spirit shined as a bright light of support and encouragement to her family and friends. Ellen would always greet you with hugs and leave you with more hugs and a warm smile.

She moved at a young age to her forever home of Carolina Beach. where she also began her journey with Christ while attending Seaside Chapel. After graduating from high school, she fulfilled her desire to serve in the U.S. Navy and trained as a dental hygienist. After serving her country, she returned home to Carolina Beach, where she was known and loved by so many. She loved the beach life and the excitement of supporting the tourism industry. She often worked in hospitality, while at the same time, continuing her full-time work in pediatric dentistry, which was her passion.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda McPherson (Clyde); and parents, Robert and Evelyn Blake.

Ellen is survived by her children, Justin Barnes of Carolina Beach and Kinsey Michele Bryant (Stephan) of Roanoke Rapids; siblings, Debbie Osborn (Gregg) of Columbus, Georgia, Robbin Lancaster, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Robert “Frank” Blake (Janet) of Amelia Island, Florida; several nieces and nephews who she cherished; and her loving dog, Louie. She will be sorely missed by Louie, her ever-present Yorkie companion.

She will be laid to rest among family, next to her parents, in a private ceremony in Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington. A celebration of life memorial is planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome and may be made in memory of Ellen Blake to New Hanover County Children’s Mobile Dental Program, 2029 South 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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