Mr. John L. Blue, of 1125 High Pearl St., Petersburg, Va., departed this life on April 6, 2014, at Colonial Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center, Colonial Heights, Va.

Mr. Blue was born Nov. 30, 1940, to Mary Robinson Blue and Dan Blue in Wilson, N.C.

Mr. Blue is survived by his wife, Marie T. Blue; two sons, Tim Blue of Dallas and Fernando Blue of Fort Worth, Texas; several grandchildren; two sisters, Hadessa Blue and Eva Colon, both of Wilson, N,C,; two brothers, Haywood Blue and Thomas Earl Blue, both of Wilson, N.C.; a special niece, Lula Mae Bynum of Wilson, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. John L. Blue will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery, 750 Page St., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Herbert Holly II, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Stony Creek, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Blue at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014