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LOU RUTH BLAKE

October 12, 1930 March 1, 2012
LOU RUTH BLAKE
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Lou Ruth Blake, known as 'Ruth' was born on October 12, 1930, to the late Willie Buck and Lillian Johnson in Calvert County, Maryland. She departed this life peacefully on March 1, 2012 at her home in Lusby, Maryland, after a lengthy illness. On April 23, 1947, Ruth was united in holy matrimony to Leroy Francis Blake, Sr., who preceded her in death. This union of 58 years was blessed with seven children, Philis, Leroy, Jr., Dianette, Lowell (deceased), Lloyd (deceased), Venessa (deceased) and Elaine. They also raised a loving grandson, Donte' Long, Sr. She was a loving and devoted wife, a nurturing mother and she was a grandmother who knew no equal. She was very proud and took pride in every aspect of her life. Most people who knew her well knew her as a lady with a fashion statement. She applied ageless wisdom to accommodate her family's every need. Her greatest quality was her optimism and her ability to lighten your every burden with a warming smile. She was truly a treasure, a queen among women, and she will be greatly missed. Ruth's hobbies were listening to Gospel music, attending Gospel programs and she loved singing with the Eastern Jubilees, which she joined at a very early age. Ruth was a faithful and supportive member of the Eastern United Methodist Church where she served on many committees. She was highly recognized as a faithful worker for her church. Ruth looked forward to the Gospel Ambassadors' concert that she sponsored for over 30 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Ruth is survived by her three daughters: Philis A. Hurley (Wilbur), Dianette Blake Johnson (Vaughn), and Elaine Blake; one son: Leroy Francis Blake, Jr. (Carolyn); one daughter-in-law: Desiree' Blake; 10 admirable grandchildren: Wilbur Hurley, Jr., Tammie Hurley-Howe, Eric Hurley, Nichelle Blake, Vaughn Johnson (Yvette), Tamara Blake-Wallace (Michael), Tiffany Blake, Donte' Long, Sr. (Marcia), Ashley Long, and Felisha Taylor; 21 gorgeous great grand children: HM3 Wilbur Hurley III, ETSA Blake Hurley, Tyler, Trevor, Travis and Trent Howe, Tiara & Tyresha Wallace, Michael Wallace, Jr., Tranae, Taylor & Jordan Johnson, Dahlia Hurley, Kendrick Wheeler, Donte', Jr., & Megan Long; Deron Le & DeShauna Long; Dayshaun Ablonczy and Brandee Hall; six great-great grandchildren: Jaylin Hurley, Kadon Mason, Londin Hurley, Zaiveon Wallace, Anthony Buck, Cherish Wallace; three brothers: James Buck (Louise), Richard Buck and Charles Buck (Patricia); one sister, Beatrice Buck; one step-sister, Angela Bishop; one brother-in-law: Thomas Gray, Sr.; four sisters-in-law, Delores Buck, Mary Buck, Alverta Buck, and Marnette Stewart, who was also a devoted caregiver; three very special caregiving nieces: Robin Buck, Marlene Stewart and Terrell White; three special phone buddies: Louise Savoy, Alverta Buck and Mary Ellen Weems; a devoted caregiver and friend David Mackall and special friends of the family: Daniel Butler, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. James Henderson; two special adopted families: Mr. & Mrs. George Johnson and family, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Chase and family; a very dedicated and loving nephew who watched over her, Raymond Barnes, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

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Visitation

Wednesday

14

Mar

9:00 AM 3/14/2012 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/14/2012 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Service

Wednesday

14

Mar

11:00 AM 3/14/2012 11:00:00 AM
Dunkirk Baptist Church

11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Dunkirk Baptist Church
11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Eastern UM Church Final Resting Place

975 Eastern Church Road
Lusby, MD 20657

975 Eastern Church Road Lusby 20657 MD
United States
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