REV. PAUL ELLIS
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LAKELAND - Rev. Paul Ellis Blake, 86, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 28, 2013, as a result of natural causes.
Rev. Blake was born October 18, 1926 in West Blocton, AL. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. Rev. Blake served God and his community as the pastor of several Church of God congregations throughout his 32 year career. He and his family moved to Lakeland after he retired from the ministry in 1985. He was a member of Plant City Church of God.
Rev. Blake was preceded in death by his son, Steven Blake and his daughter, Janice Blake. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Elaine Blake; sister, Freida Winters; and nephews, Bill Winters and Pete Hicks.
Rev. Blake's family will receive friends Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 10-11am at Plant City Church of God at 2103 Mud Lake Road in Plant City. A celebration of Rev. Blake's life will follow at 11am. Interment will be conducted privately at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be made to the Blake family at
Published in Ledger from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2013