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In Memory of

Mary Etta Jacobs Blanchard

October 15, 1936 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Mary Etta Jacobs Blanchard, 80 yrs., of Brunswick, Ga. passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Timothy McKeown officiating.
She was born in Atkinson, Georgia on October 15, 1936 to the late Jessie James and Mattie Lee Harper Jacobs, and attended Glynn Academy.
She was married to Preston "PJ", "Frenchi" Blanchard on July 29, 1954.
Mary worked at numerous locations in her life, including Hatties Tea Room, Roger's...

Mary Etta Jacobs Blanchard, 80 yrs., of Brunswick, Ga. passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Timothy McKeown officiating.
She was born in Atkinson, Georgia on October 15, 1936 to the late Jessie James and Mattie Lee Harper Jacobs, and attended Glynn Academy.
She was married to Preston "PJ", "Frenchi" Blanchard on July 29, 1954.
Mary worked at numerous locations in her life, including Hatties Tea Room, Roger's Drug Store, Woolworth's, The Deck, Holiday Inn, the Sizzlin Steak House, Belk and Sears all of Brunswick. She also worked at Whitney National Bank and served as an extra in commercials for Motion Picture Industries in New Orleans, La. Mary loved serving her church and working at the Rectory for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
She was a member of Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, CCW, Brunswick Exchangettes, American Legion Post #9 Auxiliary, and the 3rd Order of Mary, and enjoyed being around her family, cooking, dancing, singing, traveling, helping others, and also had a green thumb.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents Jessie James and Mattie Lee Harper Jacobs, brothers Cecil Jacobs, Raymond Jacobs, Wenton Jacobs, sister Geneva Jacobs all of Brunswick and grandson Steven A Pennington of Jacksonville, Fla.
She is survived by her husband P J, daughters Sharon B (Randy) Griffin of Brunswick, Valeri B (Jeff) Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., son Keith A. Blanchard of Brunswick. Grandchildren Mari G (Michael) Harden of Townsend, Margo G (Dustin) Pitts of Tifton, Marcus Joseph Griffin of Flowery Branch, Matthew James(Emery) Griffin of Athens, Lancie Lee Blanchard, Jessie James Blanchard of Nahunta. Great grandchildren Gavin, Eli, and Brock Harden, Talan and Tatum Pitts, and Penelope Griffin. Sisters Willie Mae Kirkland of Lakeland, Fla., Louise Cody of Isle of Palms, SC., Edith Barkley of Brunswick, several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday evening , November 28, 2016 from 6PM until 8PM, with a Rosary to be said at 8PM, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School or the Brunswick High School football team or band. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com