Virginia W. Blount age 98, died on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. She was surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born in Roberta, Kentucky. She moved to the Panama Canal Zone at the age of 9 and lived there until her retirement in 1976 and then moved to Mobile, AL. She worked for the US government through out her life in the Canal Zone. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Edward C Blount Sr., her brother Hal Willett of Manito IL, and sister Ermin Highley of Dothan, AL. She is survived by her four children, Lucy B Rhyne (Steve), Edward C Blount, Jr. (Shannon), Nancy B Olijnyk (Ted), Rochelle B Finneman (Thomas), and three grandchildren, Carter Blount (Amanda), Kaitlyn Blount, and Colin Blount. Virginia is also survived by five nephews and nieces and many great nephews/nieces. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Mobile Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends and viewing from 11:00-12:00 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Mrs Blount you were always my favorite 2nd Mom. I was sad when Lucy told me God had called you home. The family was so blessed to have you by their side for all these years I can still hear your soft voice telling me one night on a Saturday morning in 1975 something like "Julia what are you doing down here under the house at about 1 a.m." We thought we had been so quiet and sneaky. You will always be here in my heart💖. When you see Mr Blount tell him hi for me. Love you dearly. Julia
Julia RobertsonColumbia, MS
I was saddened to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of Aunt Virginia evokes so many fond memories while growing up. Especially her love, kindness and heartwarming smile. Time spent her and Uncle Ed will always be cherished and remembered. With love and heartfelt sympathies to all. John
John WillettCulpeper, VA
We shared so many fond memories with Mr. & Mrs. Blount at many BBQs & parties. They are very special to the Dedeaux Family and will be greatly missed.
Jon, Deb, J, DedeauxPace, FL
Ms Virginia was always kind and open to Cindy and me. We will miss seeing her and always remember her fondly.
Michael ShaperPascagoula, MS
While I dont remember great Aunt Virgina, I do remember my Grandma Elise telling stories of her and Grandpa Hal. She was a beautiful woman on the inside and out. Days like this bring many thoughts of you and the family. And with each thought, a prayer that God will bless you day by day and keep you in his care. Praying for peace and comfort. With Greatest Sympathies and love.....
Chris and Lauren (Willett) MachIndianola, IA