Richard A. Blakeney

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Richard A. Blakeney N. CHARLESTON - Richard Andre' Blakeney, age 40, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was born November 29, 1976. He is survived by his loving parents Rev. William King Blakeney and Mamie Louise Blakeney, two brothers Matthew King Blakeney and Nicholus Dominic Blakeney, a niece Avaree' Margarita Courtney, and a host of devoted family and friends. Richard graduated from St. Andrews High School in 1995 and received a BA in Music and Theater from Winthrop University in 2001. While attending Winthrop University, Richard, a tenor/baritone, received the distinction as a voice teacher and was subsequently made Artist-in-Residence in Theatre, musical acting, improvisation, and directing, while directing a number of musicals in the START program there. To the delight of his family and friends, Richard returned "home" to Charleston and could be heard and seen in the Charleston Market area giving his awesome renditions of Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child, Wade in the Water, The Impossible Dream, and his favorite- Swing Low Sweet Chariot. At the time of his death, he was also gainfully employed by The Citadel in the Cadet Store. Family will be receiving friends at Fielding Homes for Funerals at 2704 Meeting Street Road on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the Summerall Chapel-The Citadel. Repass immediately following service at the Mark Clark Hall. Committal to follow repass at Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery at 3715 Azalea Drive in North Charleston. While the family does love potted flowers, anyone who would prefer to make a donation, in lieu of flowers, can make it to an animal shelter of their choice. Friends may call Fielding Home For Funerals, 2704 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, SC, 722-3348, 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 14, 2017
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