Vera Kay Blandford

January 29, 1943 - September 9, 2023
Vera Kay Blandford

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Vera Kay Blandford, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away on September 9, 2023, at the age of 80. She was born on January 29, 1943, in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and her passing occurred in Vanceboro, North Carolina. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lora Williams and father, Romlus Williams.

Vera was a woman of simple pleasures and cherished the time spent with her loved ones. She had an unwavering love for animals and found joy in caring for them. Vera also enjoyed watching movies. Her faith played a significant role in her life, and she found solace in attending church regularly. Many will remember her delicious home-cooked meals and the warmth she brought to holiday gatherings with family and friends.

Vera is survived by her loving daughters, Linda Carter, Donna Elks, and Dorrie Foreman; her devoted sons, Kenneth Pollard and James Blandford; 18 grandchildren who brought immense joy to her life; and 26 great-grandchildren who were the light of her days.

Services to honor and remember Vera will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. Visitation will take place from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, followed by a funeral service at 1:00pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, located at 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC. A graveside service will immediately follow the funeral.

The arrangements are being handled by Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC, who is honored to serve the Blandford family during this difficult time.

Vera Kay Blandford will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will forever be cherished, and her legacy of love and devotion will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, the Blandford family is accepting donations to help with many expenses. All donations are greatly appreciated by clicking HERE

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • September 11, 2023
    Marie Sparks says:
    Donna and Family: Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • September 11, 2023
    Candy Price says:
    So very sorry for your loss.

  • September 10, 2023
    Barbara Pollard says:
    I lost touch with grandma Kay for some time and i regret that, but I was able to visit with her before she past and she was still so full of love and forgiveness. She enjoyed her family always loved to love on her grandkids and great grandkids. May her soul rest now and may God help us all through this time of grief. She would not want us to be sad but to support one another and make sure her family has love and support for each other. God Blessed us with her love for a long time now lets make her memory last for the rest of our lives.

  • September 10, 2023
    Norma Jean Hensley says:
    Donna my heart goes out to you and your family. It was a great honor to have been able to take care of your momma. If you need anything please feel free to call me. Love you guys.