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Official Obituary of

Martha Polk Blakeney

February 14, 1938 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Martha Blakeney Obituary

On March 5, 2024 Martha P. Blakeney received her promotion to heaven and entered into the joy of the Lord.

Martha was born on February 14,1938 to the late Delia Robinson Polk and the late Winford King Polk. She graduated from East Union High School in Marshville, North Carolina. Later she received her nursing degree from Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Martha worked as a registered nurse for over 38 years at various medical facilities such as the John Hopkins Hospital, Norfolk Community Hospital, Portsmouth Naval Hospital and eventually retiring after 25 years of working at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Martha was married to the late William H. Blakeney and to this union six children were born. She was baptized and received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church for over 39 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie H. Blakeney; eldest daughter, Angela B Gallop; youngest daughter, Barbara Blakeney; father, Winford Polk; mother, Delia Polk and sister, Kather Hubbard.

Martha was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved gardening, cooking, reading the bible, completing word search puzzles, as well as poetry reading. She also enjoyed watching television mysteries and spending time with her family. She would often call or send text messages to her family to encourage those she loved with a greeting or uplifting message for the day.

Martha will be cherished in memory by her remaining four children, William D. Blakeney (Keshia), Carolyn E. Blakeney, JoAnne Blakeney and Kenneth Blakeney (Jennifer); six grandchildren, Briana Blakeney, Tyrique Majors Blakeney, Kailey Blakeney, Wilray Blakeney, Caulese Blakeney and Ethan Blakeney; two great grandchildren, Landon Blakeney and Kenneth M. Blakeney; as well as her devoted and much-loved nieces, nephews and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.

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March 14, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church
965 Baker Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

March 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502


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