Graveside services for Delia Blankinship, age 84, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Texas, with Brother Ruben Packer officiating. Davis-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She went home to be with Jesus, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Delia was born on Jan. 17, 1927, to Virgil and Rose Ettie Pierce. She was married to Walter Fulcher and had six children. On July 12, 1962, she was married to Raymond Blankinship and they had one son, Michael. They were married 45 years. Delia and Raymond raised seven children in Brownwood and had moved to Blanket a few years ago. Raymond passed away on Jan. 5, 2007. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and had attended Salt Creek Baptist Church.
Delia was the name she was known by but, her family knew her as "Momma" and "Granny". She loved her kids and grandkids. She will really be missed by all of us.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Lorah and husband Robert of Bangs; six sons, Tommy Fulcher and wife Donna of Blanket, Lynn Fulcher and wife Rindy of Bangs, Billy Fulcher and wife Sherry of Brownwood, Joe Fulcher of Brownwood, Jimmy Fulcher and Michael Blankinship of Blanket; 14 grandchildren, Stefanie, Cassidy, Shae, Brad, Gary, Sunshine, Stephen, Erik, Chad, Tonya, Aaron, Priscilla, Jennifer and Lisa; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, O.V. Pierce and Calvin Pierce.
The family will have a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.