Lizzie Blankenship, 90, of Phelps, formerly of Woodman, KY, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1928 at Woodman, KY, a daughter of the late Drew & Verlie “V” Sanson Sellards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Herbert Blankenship; one son: Douglas Sellards; one grandson: Bruce Sneed Jr.; two brothers: Archie & Delbert Sellards; one sister: Eddie Lee; two sons-in-law: Michael Dotson & Bruce Sneed; and a special lifelong friend: Sylvia Blankenship.
Lizzie was a homemaker and a member of the Stopover Freewill Baptist Church. She was “Maw” to everyone.
Lizzie was a loving mother to three sons: Randy Blankenship (Amanda Collins) & Archie Blankenship of Woodman, KY, Ronald (Martha) Blankenship of Majestic, KY; four daughters: Maggie (Lonzo) Rife & Linda Dotson of Hurley, VA, Patsy Sneed (Danny Justice) of Elizabethton, TN and Annetta (Terry) Ratliff of Taylorville, NC. Lizzie was also a wonderful grandmother to nineteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, and will be remembered as well by a host of family & friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Stopover Freewill Baptist Church with Revs: Larry Rife, Odis Blankenship & Ervin Dotson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Blankenship-Sanson Cemetery, Woodman, KY with the following serving as pallbearers: Blake Hensley, Austin Sellards, Brent Blankenship, Jamie Hatfield, Michael Blankenship, Mitchell Blankenship, Greg Collins, Christopher Dotson, Bobby Duty, Timmy Blankenship, Richard Ratliff, Tad Ratliff, Jr. Blankenship, Jonathon Hutchinson, Adam Hutchinson & Adam Hutchinson Jr.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Monday and Tuesday at the church with services nightly at 7:00 P.M.
The Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY is serving the Blankenship family. The guestbook may be signed at www.joneswestfh.com.