Mrs. Blankenship was born in Mitchell County, NC and the daughter of the late Sam & Maude Bennett Peterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Conway Blankenship, a brother, Kermit Peterson and two sisters, Elaine Pittman and Anita Tipton.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and loved her church family.
Mrs. Blankenship was the wife of a military husband and traveled extensively. She loved her family, was an excellent homemaker, and enjoyed quilting. She made all her quilts by hand with lots of love for her family.
Survivors include a son, Major Ret. Michael Blankenship and wife Zeta, Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Michelle Honeycutt and husband Thomas, Telford; grandchildren, Misty Faith Horton and husband Shane and Michael Gabriel Blankenship; great-grandchildren, Caleb Blankenship, Jacob Broyles, Savannah Grace Broyles, and Gavin Horton; four sisters, Evelyn Peterson, Jenny Hightower, Nancy Adkins and Shirley Whitson; five brothers, Curly Peterson, Douglas Peterson, Garnie Peterson, Lincoln Peterson and Randy Peterson; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Monday, January 13, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Harrod officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Blankenship, Jacob Broyles, Gavin Horton, Kenny Boling, Gabriel Blankenship and Shane Horton.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church 260 Headtown Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent to the Blankenship family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821