Mary Elizabeth Blakely

mary blakely

"I fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7


Mary passed away, Wed, September 29, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born in Marshall, Texas to Lester and Bessie Flournoy and was the youngest of 4 children.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years James{J.O.}Blakely, her parents, Lester Flournoy and Bessie Goings, brother Cecil Flournoy and wife Janice, her sister Francis Luck, and daughter Patricia Guffy.

She is survived by her brother Van Alan Flournoy and wife Ruth, son James Daniel Blakely and wife Winnie, daughter Barbara Pryor, son Steven Blakely and wife Ada and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

"When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For everytime you think of me,
I'm right here in you're heart."

Services for Ms. Mary Blakely will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Center Grove Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. 

There will be a time of visitation from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Sunday at the funeral home.


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  1. I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Blakely passing. I worked with Captain Blakely at 38 fire station. May God comfort you as only He can.

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