Helen Mae Blunt
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age 93 of Massillon passed away July 16, 2012 in Massillon. She was born on July 8, 1919 to the late William Delanzo and Jamie Mae (Wright) Veazey both of Atlanta, Ga. She moved to Massillon, Ohio after high school in 1942; thereafter she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Freddy Pokey' Blunt and to this union two sons were born. After several years of motherhood she continuely served the State of Ohio at the Massillon State Hospital where she held a career position as a Nurse's Aide. After 30 years of service with the Massillon State Hospital she retired to her hobbies. Helen loved to travel and she enjoyed bowling, walking, and reading. Her joy for reading was foundational for her hobby as a collector of coins, vintage glassware, and antiques. Helen was a Charter Member of the Franklin Mint Collectors Society of Philadelphia, Pa., and an active member of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association.
Her two sisters Rosa L. Pearson (Charley) of Atlanta, Ga.; Willie-Thelma Lawson (Tommy) of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Dan Mitchell and Leroy Willis; one daughter, Jean Lois Sumlin (Roy) of Atlanta, Ga. preceded Helen in death. On Monday July 16th, 2012 our beloved closed her eyes to rest in peace. She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Freddy Al' Blunt, Jr. of Clarksburg, Md.; Wallace R. Blunt of Massillon, Ohio and two brothers, John Mitchell of Philadelphia, Pa., and Thomas Willis of Atlanta, Ga.; an extended family of nine grandchildren: Leroy, Larry, Lawrence, Marsalina, Melvin, Shirley, Amesha, Alphonzo, and Corey; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren along with a host of friends near and far.
A Celebration of Helen Blunt's life will be 11a.m. Friday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. where Rev. Reginald Hye will officiate. Burial will be at Massillon Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 10a.m. until 11a.m. at the funeral home. Messages of support and sympathy can be sent to the family at 1209 Johnson St. SE, Massillon or www.paquelet.com.
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Published in The Repository on July 24, 2012