2008-07-31 / Obituaries


Abbie Daffin Blanks, 87, died July 23, 2008 at Jackson Hospital.

She was born Aug. 20, 1921. She was a member of St. Union Baptist Church of Jackson.

Survivors include one son, Jessie Lee Blanks; three daughters, Jaqueline Blanks, Lillian "Pat" Adams, Belinda (Kenneth) Beck Sr.; one sister, Ida Mae Jones, all of Jackson; six grandchilren; seven great-grandchildren.

The service was July 27 at the St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson with Rev. James M. Howard Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Asberry and Penny Thomas Daffin, two daughters, Margie Ann Taylor, Rose Mary Blanks and her husband, Jessie Blanks.

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