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Margie Cleo Blake

January 4, 1931 — February 19, 2023

Margie Cleo Blake, 92, of Oak Hill, WV died on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at her daughter's house in Fairborn, Ohio.

Born January 4, 1931 at Mill Creek, WV she was the daughter of the late Wiley Franklin Sullivan and Neva Johnson Sullivan.

Margie was a retired 2nd grade teacher with the Fayette County BOE with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church, which she attended faithfully when health conditions allowed. She was a 1950 graduate of Oak Hill High School and earned her teaching degree from Morris Harvey College. Margie was a 50 year member and Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, Winola Chapter No. 59. Margie's compassion was baking cakes for anyone she came in contact with, providing meals to shut-in friends and mailing cards with gospel tracts included to family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Nelson "Tommy" Blake Jr.; sisters, Marie Fitzpatrick and Nancy Huffman; brothers, Amos, Duff, and David Sullivan; and grandson, Aaron Jeffers.

Margie leaves behind a loving and devoted family which includes daughter, Diane Jeffers and Jim Whitman; son, Nelson Blake and Joyce; grandchildren, Ryan Jeffers-Claudia, Anthony Jeffers, Adam Blake, Drew Blake-Kristin, Leah Starcher-Josh; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and sister, Gracie Withrow and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday February 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. David Sneed officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Blake's memory to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 613 Lundale Drive, Oak Hill WV, 25901.

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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
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