Thelma Faulk Blunt

Published 4:13 pm Friday, January 6, 2012

FRANKLIN—Mrs. Thelma Faulk Blunt of Gardner Street, Franklin, Va., quietly and peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 11:05 a.m. at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va.

Thelma was born in Isle of Wight County on November 23, 1927.

She was the daughter of the late James M. and Annie N. Faulk of Carrsville, Va.

Thelma attended Carrsville Public School in Carrsville, Va.

Thelma received Christ and joined the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Buckhorn, Va., at an early age. Later in life, she joined First Baptist Church in Franklin, Va., where she faithfully attended until her health began to decline.

At First Baptist Church, she participated in many of the auxiliaries: the Senior Choir, the First Baptist Church Choir, the Beautification Committee and the Food Ministry. She served the church with professionalism, enthusiasm and love.

Thelma retired from Planters Nut & Chocolate Company after 30 years of service. After that, she worked in the family business transporting people in need of medical care throughout the Tidewater area until she officially retired.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Gurnie Lee Blunt Sr.; six sons, Gurnie Lee Blunt Jr. (Cynthia) of Laurel, Maryland, Claude Knight (Theresa) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Roger Knight (Phyllis) of Lithonia, Georgia, Larry Blunt (Mechelle) of Courtland, Virginia, Ricky Blunt (Dorothy) of Courtland, Virginia, and Jerry Blunt, special son and caregiver in the home. She also leaves behind four daughters, Barbara Deloatch (James) of Jackson, North Carolina, Nora Dove (Rufus) of Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Annette Lettley (Allen) of Hampton, Virginia and Claudette Mason (Alfred) of Lakeland, Tennessee. Also, she leaves behind three sisters, one brother, 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A homegoing service for Thelma will be on Monday, January 9, 2012, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Franklin, Virginia, with Reverend Henry Blunt delivering the message of comfort; Reverend D. Shawrod Riddick is pastor.

The committal and benediction will be held in Southview Cemetery.

A traditional service with dignity will be conducted by Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 224 S. Main St., Franklin, Va.