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405 Alleghany Street
PO Box 12
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 862-4157
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Brenda Blanks

Brenda Humphries Blanks

Monday, September 1st, 1947 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Brenda Joyce Humphries Blanks, age 72, of 12549 Percival Street, Chester, Virginia died Friday, January 31, 2020 at her residence.

She was born September 1, 1947 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to the late Virgil Humphries and Doris Chittum Humphries Nicely. She was a retired registrar for the University of Richmond and owner and operator of Classic Screen Printing and Embroidery. She was a member of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and a member of the First Born Girl’s Social Club. She was also a member of Clifton Forge High School Alumni Association and enjoyed crafts and bowling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step father, Stanley Nicely Sr.; a sister, Darlene Spangler; an aunt, Retha Scialoia; and a step brother, Michael Lee Nicely.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Blanks and wife Becca of Goochland County, Kevin Blanks and wife Diana of Chantilly; a brother, Wayne Humphries and wife Cynthia of Clifton Forge; step brother, Stanley Nicely, Jr. and wife Regina of Clifton Forge; two granddaughters, Cecelia and Natalie Blanks; special cousins, Debbie Rakes and Tony Scialoia; special friends, Carol Martin and family; a number of nieces and nephews; and special companion, Cuddles.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Mr. Bill Vickers officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge. Pallbearers will be Tony Scialoia, Butch Rakes, Shawn Rakes, Seth Rakes, Ricky Martin, Wilson Rakes and Grif Peters. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 12:00PM until 2:00PM at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to, First Born Girl’s Social Club, 8900 Three Chopt road, Henrico, Virginia 23229 and to the Clifton Forge Alumni Association, PO Box 118, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
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Posted at 06:38pm
I just wanted to say how deeply sorry I am .. I was so shocked to hear about aunt brenda passing.. I've been so absorbed in tending to all of dad's arrangements that I'm just getting time to see this.. Even with our differences please know I'm thinking of & praying for you all during this awful time.. I'm always here & know what you're all going through don't ever hesitate to contact me if you need an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on... xoxo Amber, Trevor, & family..

Cynthia Smith Clinton

Posted at 09:30pm
Wayne, I can't express in words how saddened I am over Brenda's passing. Prayers for you and all her family for comfort and peace. I loved Brenda like a sister and she is always in my fondest memories of my childhood as is your whole family. Love to you all from Cynthia Smith Clinton

Linwood and Debbie Hines

Posted at 08:44am
Michael and Kevin, your mother was a wonderful person and friend to us. We have so many great memories of baseball seasons together with little league and high school teams. She was so talented and each time we look at the beautiful tiles she painted for us we will think of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

CR and Donna

Posted at 07:35pm
Please accept our most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May Brenda's influence live on. May God provide peace that passes all understanding.

Fay Smith, FBG #106

Posted at 05:25pm
What a shockingly sad loss. You are all in my thoughts. I can tell you that our RVA FBG group has lost a bright light.

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