Ella Mae Pearce Blackley
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 20, 1925
  • Date of passing: Jun 6, 2016
Let the memory of Ella Mae be with us forever

Ella Mae Pearce Blackley, 90, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Ralph C. Blackley being married for sixty years.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lizzie Pearce. She was a member of Banks United Methodist Church, a homemaker and also operated the Wilton Grocery Store for over twenty years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Banks United Methodist Church by Rev. Gina Miller. Burial will be in the church cemetery with a reception to follow.

Surviving is a daughter, Merle Blackley Alford (Mike) of Wilton, two sisters, Andelia P. Watkins of Rolesville, Sara P. Stevens of Raleigh, a granddaughter, Dawn Gooch (Eddie), granddaughter-in-law, Penny Alford and two great-grandsons, Rusty Gooch and Collin Alford and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Melvin, Laurance, Buddy, Dickie, Ester, Betty, Mildred and a daughter, Melba Carol Blackley and a grandson, Michael Wayne Alford.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of Merle and Mike Alford.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Banks United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 2632 NC Hwy 96, Franklinton, N.C. 27565.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by S Hill on 10th June 2016

"Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. May the comforting promises from God ease your pain during this difficult time.  One of which is found at Isaiah 25:8. There it says "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Again, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss."

This tribute was added by Ralph N on 10th June 2016

"Dear Blackley family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. I would like to share with you something that has given many comfort at a time like this. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26."

This tribute was added by Edna Hutchins on 8th June 2016

"Merle, I am so sorry for your loss.  My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Ann Ward on 7th June 2016

"Dear Merle,
Herman and I thanked your Mom so many times for the love she shared with us while we were at Banks/Grove Hill, your family was wonderful, how blessed we were to have known your Mom, Dad and you.  I pray God's blesssings upon you and thank God that she had such a wonderful daughter to love her and care for her, when she needed you the most.  My prayers are with you."


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