Ida Mae (Shaw) Blanton • October 18, 2017
Ida Mae (Shaw) Blanton, 98 of Pensacola, FL passed away on October 18, 2017. Ida Mae, affectionately known to all as Granny, was born outside of Jemison, AL on July 25, 1919 and later moved to McDavid, FL where she grew up. She moved to Pensacola in 1936 as a newlywed to begin their life. She was a loving wife and partner to her husband of 37 yrs (Jesse James Blanton) and devoted loving mother to her daughters Eloise Williams and Beverly Andersen and Great-Great Grandmother to Noah Cross Turner who have all preceded her. She was also preceded by her parents and 11 siblings. She loved helping her husband with their businesses during their long marriage, working as a poll worker during elections for more than 30yrs, cooking wonderful Sunday dinners well known to family and friends, and most of all working in her yard at their home built in 1949.
She is survived by her 5 grandchildren, Cindy (Virgil) Talas, David (Dara) Turner, Diane (Roy) Bonelli, Joy (Britt) Whitehouse and Danielle Andersen; her 20 great-grandchildren Cody Bonelli and Megan (Boyd) Hendrixson , Shalyn, Grayson, Meli, Ransom, Sully, Missy, Sevgi, Niki, Seker, Aslan, Billy, Race, Gabriel, Melek, Kelebek, Johnny, Creed and Blue Turner plus her 2 great-great grandchldren Aria Turner and Wyatt Hendrixson who were blessed in life to know her and will never forget her.
Visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on October 28, 2017 at 1pm, with funeral services following at 2pm. She will be laid to rest on the PMG grounds, alongside her husband and children, following the service.