Obituary: Patricia Lou (Blakey) Strong

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Patricia Lou (Blakey) Strong, 79, of Batesville passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Born March, 5, 1941 in Protem, Mo. she was the daughter of Ralph Washington Blakey and Beulah Marie (Hampton) Blakey.

She was a member of Cushman Assembly of God. She loved her Lord and singing in church; she loved being around her family and she was very creative and enjoyed painting, sewing, growing flowers and watching the birds.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Blankenship and her husband, Carl of Cushman; four grandchildren, Crissy Young, Justin Blankenship, Daniel Blankenship and Tommy Hilderbrand; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Blakey of Siloam Springs; and a sister, Betty Burks of Ozark, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Arlie Thomas Strong; and a daughter, Brenda Hilderbrand.

The family will be holding a private committal service.

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