Shirley Blakewood

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  • "Richard & Becky, May God Bless and keep your family..."
  • "Rest in Peace. Steven Andrew Blakewood My grandparents:..."
    - Steven Blakewood
  • "I was saddened to read of Shirley's passing, but I always..."
    - Marion Gannam
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    - lamar
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    - Carolyn Trosdal
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Mrs. Shirley Lowell Blakewood - SAVANNAH - Mrs. Shirley Lowell Blakewood of Savannah passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Savannah on March 7, 2013 at the age of 85. She grew up in Savannah and graduated from Savannah High School. She was an art major at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. As a young wife and mother she was active in the PTA, Jaycettes, various bridge clubs and garden clubs. She was an accomplished artist and seamstress and was on the flower guild at St. John's Episcopal Church. She was a master gardener and enjoyed making pottery until her last few weeks of life. After the death of her husband, she traveled extensively all over the world. She was a retired bookkeeper of Blakewood Business Forms, Inc. of Savannah. She was a former member of The Savannah Yacht Club, The German Country Club, The First City Club, The Isle of Hope Garden Club, and The Landings Club. She spent her last years at the Landings in various bridge, poker, lunch, and social clubs. She then moved to The Marshes on Skidaway Island. She enjoyed playing 31, Mexican train dominos, poker, bridge, fine dining, and her favorite hobby, making pottery. She loved watching Georgia football and spending time at Tybee with friends. She was independent, strong, fun, young at heart and intelligent. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 46 years, Richard Arthur Blakewood. Mrs. Blakewood is survived by her two sons, Richard Lowell Blakewood (Becky), James Charles Blakewood (Karen), and her daughter, Shirley Blakewood Grotheer (Bill). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jennifer Mims (Brian), Kathryn Hayes (Hal), Richard Blakewood (Jessica), Rebecca Lunz (Jason), and Kristen, Julie, and Jimmy Blakewood. She leaves seven great-grandchildren, Will, Matthew, Jack and Mary Blake Mims, Hank and Ella Hayes, and Lillian Blakewood. A memorial service will be held March 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street with a visitation immediately following at the Green Meldrim House. Remembrances can be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Please sign our online guestbook at Savannah Morning News March 9, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at
Published in Savannah Morning News from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2013