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1934 Ernestine 2020

Ernestine Bates Blakely

September 6, 1934 — April 30, 2020

Mrs. Ernestine Bates Blakely age 85, passed away Thursday April 30, 2020 at MS Care Center in Morton, MS. A visitation will be held on Sunday May 3, 2020 at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, under the portico from 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM with a funeral service to follow. Reverend Bob Blakely will officiate. A graveside service will be held at Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland, MS on Sunday May 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM.
Mrs. Blakely had lived in Richland, MS for the past seven years after moving from Leesburg, MS where she spent most of her life. She was a Baptist by faith and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Richland, MS. She is preceded in death by her parents; Bill and Annie Lee Bates; sister, Billie Ann Jones; two brothers in-law, Jim Black, Merl Squires and her first husband, Willie Merchant.
Mrs. Blakely is survived by her Husband, Reverend Bob Blakely of Richland, MS; three daughters, Pamela Merchant Schisler ( Sam) of Madison, MS, Ann Merchant Crapps (Phil Parkman) of Morton, MS, Darlene Kranz (Joey) of Richland, MS; two sons, Timothy Merchant of Pulaski, MS, Darrell Blakely ( Virginia) of Terry, MS; two sisters, Aline Squires of Canton, MS, Paulette Black of Madison, MS; eighteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Phil Parkman, Mack Crapps, Danny Ward, George Adams, Kenny Adams, and Michael Harvey.
You may leave an online condolence or light a memory candle by visiting our website at www.wolffuneralservices.com
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, May 3, 2020

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Wolf Funeral Services

3054 US-80, Morton, MS 39117



Outdoor Service
Under the Portico

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Service

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Wolf Funeral Services

3054 US-80, Morton, MS 39117



Outdoor Service
Under the Portico

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Interment



Graveside Service at 12:30 PM

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