Finnian Jude Blaylock
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Finnian Jude Blaylock

Ridgeland - Finnian Jude Blaylock, a conservationist, zoologist, and explorer, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 22, following a year long battle with cancer. He was 7 years old.

Finn was born in Jackson to Ron and Lindsay Blaylock. He attended St. Luke's Preschool in Fondren. He was a proud St. Richard Catholic School second grader. He was long time member of the Sea Lions/Sea Urchins Swim Team and a parishioner at St. Richard Catholic Church.

Finn found his greatest joy in the outdoors and in every tree and trail he could find. In his 7 short years, he visited 14 National Parks across this beautiful country, becoming a Junior Ranger at several. He hiked the lava tubes beneath Mount St. Helens, explored the trails of the Grand Canyon, camped beneath the Redwoods of California, swam in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and so much more. He liked best of all his beloved Linville Gorge Wilderness of North Carolina.

An avid fisherman, he was at home fishing creeks and ponds for bass and brim. He founded #finnsfroghunts, to share and catalog his beautiful frogs, snakes, and lizards. He knew a great deal about animals, large and small. He loved spending time with his friends and cousins. He loved Captain America and daytime Mardi Gras parades and his dog, Mick.

Finn is survived by his father and best friend, Ron and mother, Lindsay; brothers, Gabriel and Declan, and his sister, Susanna; grandparents Russell and Diane Blaylock and Sheryl L. Nusloch (and the late Mr. Nusloch); his loving aunts and uncles; his beloved cousins; a host of dear friends; and an army of prayer warriors.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM at St. Richard Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 28. There will be a visitation, also at St. Richard, from 9:30-11 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Finn Blaylock Memorial Trust, care of St. Richard Catholic Church, which supports Catholic education at St. Richard Catholic School, the St. Richard Special Kids Parish Ministry, and through a scholarship to a graduating senior at St Joseph Catholic School.

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Aug. 26, 2019.
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August 17, 2020
Finn will forever hold a special place in our hearts as we remember all the fond memories he shared with the Saint Joe School Family, especially the students who admired him so much. Our Bruin Guardian Angel that will forever be in our hearts.
Arista & DeAsia Evans
November 2, 2019
Ron and Lindsay,
I'm late finding out about Finn's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Patricia Pace,
One of Ron's former students
Patricia Pace
September 1, 2019
Very sorry for your loss..
August 28, 2019
You each have been and continue to be our little Holy Family at St. Richard's/St. Joe. No words can console you as you mourn your separation from your son and brother. We are so sorry for this suffering. Our love, The Gray-Lewis Family
Gerry & Vic Gray-Lewis
August 28, 2019
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August 27, 2019
Feeling your heartache, and also understanding the great joy and pride you have in the amazing little boy you get to call your son. I know Jonathan was there to hug Finn and welcome him in to Paradise. What a glorious day when we will get to meet them there! Sending you so much love! You will be in out continued prayers!
The Lawrence Family
August 27, 2019

I will be out of town for work on Wednesday, but wanted to pass along my family's condolences to you and your family. I still fondly remember, and so does Lauren, our last camping trip together. Finn was a truly special boy, and he will be missed by all. I know he's running around in heaven, catching lizards, crossing creeks from stone to stone, and smiling ear to ear.

May God bless you guys.
Andy Martin
August 27, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Dottie Giaingrosso
August 27, 2019
I see the Finnman traveling the universe now, searching for that next adventure.
I love Y'all!
Robert Mann
August 27, 2019
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August 27, 2019
You do not know me but I was asked to read Finn's obituary. Little boys are special to me, as I have two sons and three grandsons. I can only imagine your loss! I did not have the honor or the pleasure of meeting your Finn. I know he would have charmed me and I know I loved him. Barbara Suddith DeVoney, Slidell, Louisiana
Barbara DeVoney
August 27, 2019
Such a precious angel/saint in a precious family. In our prayers and thoughts for peace, strength, and treasured memories...a bond of love forever...Col. & Mrs. Joe (Sandy) Kinnan (Rachel's Parents)
Joe & Sandy Kinnan
August 27, 2019
This was so beautifully written, and gave me a little glimpse of the Finn that I never got to know, as I only unfortunately got to meet sweet Finn at his sickest in the hospital. My thoughts are with your family, as I can not imagine the hole that this loss will leave. Your Batson family will miss Finn, but know that he dreaded being there, and are comforted that he is no longer suffering.
(Dr.) Erin Pierce
August 27, 2019
Love and prayers
Susan McQueen
August 26, 2019
May Finn's sweet, angelic spirit remain with all of us as he enters his heavenly home with Jesus. He will truly be missed, but I know he will forever reign in our hearts at St. Joe as we continue to let his bright light and that beautiful smile of his shine. Prayers to Ron, Lindsay, his siblings and the entire Blaylock, St. Richard, and St. Joe family. Let us continue to have faith and trust in God.
Arista Guydon-Evans & Family
August 26, 2019
God bless the Blaylock family. Finn is now a Saint in Heaven and your biggest intercessor. I have already implored him for help. The Reeves Family, David, Carla and Reilly Marie love him forever.
Carla Reeves
August 26, 2019
We will miss seeing Finn's smiling face in the class room and running around St Richards and St. Joe but we will always cherish our fond memories of him. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

The Barbour Family
Amanda Barbour
August 26, 2019
Lindsay and Ron - my thoughts and prayers are with you - my heart is breaking for you! I know Jesus and Mary are with you! I know your little saint Finn is watching you from Heaven now and praying for you too. So much love and prayers are coming your way from and and from the Dardis family! Love you both!
Marybeth Dardis Beguiristain
August 26, 2019
RIP sweet angel
Daniel Clarke
August 26, 2019
Dear Blaylocks,

We are so very sorry. We're grieving everyday with you. We hope that, in time, you'll find peace, even though I have no idea if that's even possible after such a loss. I can promise you that Finn's memory will live on in this house as a reminder to explore and learn about the wonders that this world has to offer.

The Michaels'
Gretta Michaels
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