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Lydia Blakey
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Lydia Mae Blakey, affectionately known as “Pumpkin”, age 69, of Madison, Virginia transitioned from this life on the 28th day of October 2017 in Madison surrounded by friends and family. Lydia was born June 13, 1948 to the late Mary Myrtle Abbott and McDaniel Thompkins (Thompson) of Madison, Virginia.

Lydia was baptized as a young adult and attended Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving and singing in the choir. In later years she worshiped at Shiloh Baptist Church in Stanardsville, Virginia where she enjoyed helping out in any area that she could. Throughout her working years, she found employment at Badger Powhatan, Comdial, Plow & Hearth, Food Lion and even as a caretaker for some of her aging friends. Lydia enjoyed crafting, tending to flowers and spending time with her loved ones.

Lydia married Philip R Blakey on July 27, 1985 and the couple parented her two children, Terry L. Thompson and Marie A Thompson. The couple enjoyed 26 years of matrimony until Philip’s death in October 2011.

Lydia is survived by 2 children; Terry of Madison, VA and Marie of Culpeper, VA, 5 grandchildren; Travis, Trameshia, Ryan, Joyce, and Marissa, and one great grandchild; Travis JR. Lydia also leaves to cherish her memories a brother, John L Abbott (Jean), a special sister, Gale Johnson, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, relatives and friends.
Lydia Mae Blakey was preceded in death by her husband, Philip, her parents; Mary Myrtle and McDaniel, siblings, Thomas, Harriet, Edward, Maxine and Mary.



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Visitation

Thursday

2

Nov

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

1165 Mud Road
Madison, VA 22727

Funeral Service

Thursday

2

Nov

12:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

1165 Mud Road
Madison, VA 22727

Burial

Thursday

2

Nov

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

770 Ridgeview Road
Brightwood, VA 22715

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