Mary Blakley

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 6, 2020

Walk through viewing was held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church for Mary Blakley, age 87, of Picayune, MS, who died May 6, 2020 in Highland Community Hospital. A Graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2020 in the Catahulo Cemetery, in Catahulo, MS.

She was a native of Catahulo, MS. She was a retired CNA at the Picayune Convalescent Home. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She served on many committees until her health failed, Pastor Aide Society, Mission # 2., Sunday school teacher, Primary Class, and Senior Choir. She worked with the Starlight Band and Vacation Bible School, an Officer, Treasury for CCHY and faithful participant with Spring Hill Triumph.

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Survivors include 1 daughter, Marie Hosli of Picayune, MS; 1 adopted son, Rodney Blakely and 1 step-son Rev. Lesley Blakely Jr., both of Picayune, MS; 1 granddaughter, Renita Hosli and 1 grandson, Rashun Cooper, both of Picayune, MS; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Lesley Blakely Sr.; her parents, Rev. Thomas J. and Mary Ellen Sellers Newkirk; siblings, John T., Lester, Eddie, Mattie, Jannie, Carletha, Dorothy, Daisy, and Magazine. Baylous Funeral is in charge of arrangement.