Mary FRances (Blatcher) Blatcher

Died: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020


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Mary Frances Blatcher, 78 passed unexpectedly and peacefully on October 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her mother Virginia Kettley Blatcher and father John O. Blatcher, nephew Tony L. Baldwin Sr and Bryce Benson. She is survived by her brother John O. Blatcher Jr, niece Windy K. Baldwin, Rice, VA nephew Donald J. Blatcher Boston Mass, 2 great nieces Brittany and Ashlie Baldwin along with 8 great great nieces and nephews.

She loved her cat Princess and watching birds from her window. Her passion was singing and she loved singing in her church choir.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00AM at Pisgah Baptist Church, Rice VA. Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Kathy Ashley Ricker
   Posted Sun October 25, 2020
To Mary’s Family,
May Father God strengthen each of you and may Jesus Christ walk beside you and guide you through your sorrows.
I was acquainted with Mary through the Choir at Bethel United Church of Christ, Arlington, VA. Mary was a faithful Christian woman and used her singing talent to praise God. She enjoyed participating in Bethel Choir’s annual delicious strawberry festival. I recall Mary also had a passion for crocheting. Thanks be to God for the life of Mary. Peace be with you.

Marian S. Margolies
   Posted Sun October 25, 2020
I was very sorry to learn of Mary's passing. My embrace goes out to John and the rest of her family. She and I were close friends when we both lived in the Arlington. VA area. I have many happy memories of choir and tone chime practices. She always sent birthday cards to me and my daughter Kim. We lost contact with each other about two years ago.

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