The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

Betty Jane Bois­seau Blalock, 79, of Ch­ester­field, passed away on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9, 2017. Born on Septem­ber 7, 1938, to the late Wil­liam Ed­ward and Libby Law­son Bois­seau, and was also pre­ceded in death by her husband, of 57 years David M. Blalock, and a brother, Wil­liam Ed­ward Bois­seau III.

Betty was a mem­ber of Wood’s United Methodist Church where she served faith­fully for many years en­gag­ing in mul­ti­ple projects to in­clude sewing flags, com­mu­nion prepa­ra­tion, pre­par­ing meals, and other ser­vice to the church. She was pas­sion­ate about giv­ing back to her com­mu­nity through­out her life to in­clude tak­ing an ac­tive role in ac­tiv­i­ties for her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren which brought her great joy. Also, she served with Phillips Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Ladies Aux­il­iary for many years. Betty will be re­mem­bered as a lov­ing wife, car­ing and ded­i­cated mother and grand­mother, faith­ful sis­ter and friend.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Eu­gene Blalock and wife, Beth, Sheree Blalock, Perry Blalock and wife, Lori, Allen Blalock and wife, Becky; eight grand­chil­dren; Wil­lie O’Daire, Josh, John, Ser­ena, Justin, Troy, Dy­lan, and Noah Blalock; great grand­child, Wil­low O’ Daire; sis­ters, Anne Shu­maker, Carmel Tet­rick, Mary Leigh Schrah.

A funeral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15, 2017 at Wood’s United Methodist Church, 7200 Hick­ory Road, South Ch­ester­field, VA 23803 with the Rev­erend David Moore­field and Andrew Ware of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the church ceme­tery. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Tues­day night, Novem­ber 14, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Colo­nial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory, 2033 Boule­vard. ln lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may made to Woods United Methodist Church or Phillips Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 10630 River Rd, Ch­ester­field, VA 23838. Con­do­lences may be reg­is­tered at www. ealvins­

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