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McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Tuesday August 31st, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Tuesday August 31st, 2021
2:00pm

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Kathy Blanton


Kathy Sue Drake Blanton of St. Pauls, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2021.  She was born into a proud military family to Donnie and Rachel Drake in Wichita, Kansas on December 12, 1953. She has two loving siblings, Tammy Hein of Lillington, NC and Donnie Drake, Jr. of Johnston City, TN.

She graduated from St. Pauls High School where she met the love of her life, Kenneth Dallas Blanton. Seeing him, she knew there was no other for her. The couple were married on December 23, 1972 at Shady Grove Church in St. Pauls and celebrated over 48 years of marriage. Her dynamic personality and love of people led her to various customer service jobs. It also gave her many opportunities to work with her life-long best friend, Diane Jenkins Edge, who has been a great source of comfort and joy throughout her life. Whether it was cutting hair or serving a meal, she was most fulfilled when helping others.

She and her husband had two daughters, Nickie Blanton Gregory of Erwin, NC and Becky Blanton of St. Pauls, NC. She often said her children were her greatest accomplishment and she strived to give them her all. She succeeded because she gave them all they could ever ask for. Family was Kathy's priority and she will be missed by many, including many beloved nieces and nephews and the families they have created.

Second to her family, Kathy loved sitting on the beach with a book, especially with her sister-in-law Janet Blanton. Thrift stores, superhero movies and anything to do with supporting animals made her happy.

Her life will be celebrated on August 31, 2021 at McNeil Mackie Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1:00pm with her funeral service to follow at 2:00pm. Graveside burial will be immediately after at Oak Ridge Cemetery in St. Pauls.

The family prays that anyone mourning the passing of Kathy will find comfort in Jesus who said, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." John 11:25


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Guestbook

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Ms. Kathy Drake Blanton during this most difficult time. I pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will be bestowed upon you and may his presence help ease the pain of your loss.Sincerely

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS KENNY .I REMEMBER WHEN YOU AND KATHY GOT MARRIED. KATHY LOOKS LIKE DAPHENE SO MUCH , AND I WAS FRIEND WITH DORIS HER AUNT ALSO . KENNY YOUR STEP DAD JAMES WAS MY COUSIN .REMEMBER YOU BECKY AND NICKY IN PRAYERS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU

GLENDA MCDUFFIE JOHNSON Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

I met Kathy at Janet house one time when they where visiting here in Georgia. I knew she was a friend for life. Praying for her family. She is free no more pain and suffering. Now walking with Jesus. Loved her.

Diane Thompson Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

Kathy was a dear person. She was such a caring person. Prayers for Kenny and the family. She will be missed beyond words. RIP.

Jane Blanks Barnhill Aug 29 2021 12:00 AM

Classmates forever, you were always so sweet. I remember when you got married to Kenny. I am so sorry Kenny and girls. Peggy Britt Register

Peggy Register Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

I taught Kathy in school. She was a sweet person, so easy to talk to and seemingly caring about others. She i.s beautiful. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Nancy Brown Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Erwin Fire and Rescue

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