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BLUE Emily Ann Blue, cherished and caring wife of 40 years to Ira Wendell Blue, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 12, 2012 after a courageous fight with cancer. Ann was a long-standing member of Murray Hill United Methodist Church. While working for the U.S. Postal Service for almost 20 years, she made many friends and enjoyed her work. Ann was born in Valdosta, Ga. on November 23, 1950. She is survived by her husband, Wendell Blue and daughters Wendy and Selena Blue and adopted daughter, Rachelle Murphy. Ann is the loving nana of Collin. She is also survived by sisters, Belinda Jackson (Terry), Lynn Carithers (Jim), Lydia McMillan (Jim), and brothers Jim Parker, and Michael Parker (Peggy), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her parents, James and Lea Parker. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation for Emily Ann Blue will be 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 16, 2012 at Murray Hill UMC. Graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations instead be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Ann. Arrangements entrusted to: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Edgewood Chapel (904) 388-2711. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

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Published in Florida Times-Union on Jan. 15, 2012.
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January 17, 2012
I'm not sure if you remember me, but I worked with Ann in the late 60's or early 70's at Delcher's Moving & Storage on Riverside Ave.
I remember Ann always being so kind & thoughtful to everyone. On my 5th wedding anniversary, she gave me a set of nesting bowls. (which I still have)
I have memories of her great laugh and her dedication to her job. We had some good times working together at Delcher's.
My Prayers are with you & your family. God bless you all.
Mary Hendrix
January 17, 2012

Don't think of her as gone away -
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets -
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched ...
for nothing loved is ever lost -
and Ann was loved so much.

Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Earth has no sorrow that God and Heaven can not heal.
Leonard & Roberta Connell & family
January 17, 2012
Wendy, just want to let you know you and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that all of you have really been through a lot these past few years.Your mama was a very special lady and such a fighter. Love to all of you.
Kristy Hayes
January 16, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of Anne's passing. I know she will be missed greatly. I will never forget her hardy laugh. I know she is in peace now.

Shawna Rollyson
Shawna Rollyson
January 16, 2012
Lynn and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your sister. I know you have so many fond memories, past and recent, that you are grateful for. We love you. Tommy and Mary Morrison and family
Mary Morrison
January 15, 2012
Wendy and family,

We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Mother.

We will be uplifting you all in prayer. Take comfort in the Lord's promise that one day we will all be together again.

Love and prayers to our "other daughter"..
(Kristy's Mom and Dad)
Lynda and John Keane
January 15, 2012
Wendell, Wendy, & Selena...We are so very sorry for your loss. We just heard the news and are deeply saddened. May peace and strength be with you all.

Ann touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Mom was so happy to have had the chance to see her last Sunday. If there's anything we can do, please let us know.

God Bless,
Peggy & Becky Sigurnjak
Becky Sigurnjak
January 15, 2012
Pray that God gives your family peace in this time of need.
Angie Kent
January 15, 2012
I was surprised and deeply saddened when I heard about Ann. I am so sorry. She was a great lady whom I admired. I know how much her family meant to her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bill Ivie
Bill Ivie
January 15, 2012
Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Barbara Hottman
January 15, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with your family during this tough time. I worked with Ann at Westland Post Office and she will be missed.

Teresa DeVevo
Teresa DeVevo
January 15, 2012
Wendell, Wendy and Selena your wife and mother was one of the most wonderful women I ever had the honor of calling a very close friend. She will forever have a special place in my heart. The love she gave is returned tenfold. I will miss you my Annie.

Love always, Cindy Miller
Cindy Miller
January 15, 2012
Wendell, I am very sorry for the loss of Ann. She was my cousin. My heart goes out to you & daughters & grandson. Ya'll are in my prayers. Love Bonnie
January 15, 2012
Ann, you will always be with us!
I am very sorry for your loss. Wendell, the girls,Colin and the entire family. She touched the lives of everyone around her.

We Love You Ann!
Your Friend Forever!
January 15, 2012
Wendell, Wendy, and Selena our prayers are with you. Thanking you for sharing her with us. I am sure our moms are having a grand time and will prpepare a place for us one day.
Tommy and Trish Allison
January 15, 2012
Wendell & Family, Just wanted to tell you again how sorry I am about Ann. If I still lived in Jax, you know I would be there. Our families go back so far, and you & Jimmy grew up together. Ann really was a fighter and did not give up. My thoughts, prayers & love are with you. Take care. Alyce Sewell Snead.
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