Jean Ford Blankenship
Jean Ford Blankenship
  • August 28, 1944 - February 13, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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Jean Ford Blankenship, 72, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, February 13, 2017, at her residence. Born August 28, 1944, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Burton Ford and the late Louise Witt Ford.

Jean was a retired cafeteria worker for Campbell County Schools, and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Jean is survived by her children, Michael Wayne Blankenship and his wife Karen of Winchester, Timothy Scott Blankenship and his wife Alisa of Greer, SC and Jennifer (Missy) Davis and her husband Paul Jr. (P.J.) of Lynchburg; one brother, Minor Parish Ford and his wife Blanche of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren, Stephen R. Blankenship and his wife Tiffany, Hunter L. Blankenship and his wife Martha, Michaela G. Blankenship, Miranda B. Blankenship, Zachary Wright, Kelsey Davis, Alex Davis, Sarah Blankenship and Jeremy St. John and his wife Amy; one great granddaughter, Mariyah L. Blankenship; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2050 Langhorne Rd. #201, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or the American Diabetes Association, 4335 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.