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Theodore N. Blandford

June 20, 1958 September 2, 2009
Theodore N. Blandford
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Obituary for Theodore N. Blandford

Theodore N. Blandford, 51, of Lothian, MD passed away on September 2, 2009 at Prince George's Hospital, Cheverly, MD. He was born June 20, 1958 in Cheverly, MD to Lorraine N. Blandford and Theodore N. Henry. Ted, as his family called him, spent his early childhood in Bristol, MD. In 1972, he moved with his family to Suitland, MD where he graduated from Suitland High School. It was at Suitland High School that he began his career as a DJ eventually working with the well-known band, Trouble. Theodore was also known as "Disco". After a bout with the law, Ted had a bout with the Lord and attended church regularly. His greatest accomplishment was his beloved daughter, and only child, Tia. His many other accomplishment included completing barber school, developing and managing his own business, the Elbow Towing Company, and working to help others at Second Genesis. Ted touched many lives and accumulated many friends. He was always willing to lend a cheerful helping hand. He was fun-loving and enjoyed playing practical jokes. At the same time, he was compassionate and from childhood, protective of his sisters and a mentor to his brothers. Even though he did not attend college, he was instrumental in encouraging his brother, David, to do so. Ted leaves to mourn his passing his daughter Tia Blandford; mother, Lorraine Collins; father, Theodore Henry; stepfather, Rev. Charles Collins; sisters, Theodora Henry-Ross (Samuel) and Lornette Henry; brothers, Rodney Stewart and David Collins; grandmother, Lucille Blandford, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.

Cemetery:

Chews Memorial UM Church 492 Owensville Road West River, MD 20778 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

10:00 am to 11:00 am at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church 1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie, MD on Friday, September 11, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 am at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church 1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie, MD on Friday, September 11, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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