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Gerry Blankenship

March 27, 1941 — January 21, 2020

Ms. Gerry Ann Blankenship, age 78, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at her residence.

Gerry was born March 27, 1941 in Taft, TX, daughter of the late Truett Milton Rogers and Opal Kemp Rogers. She was a fine Christian lady who loved playing the piano and interacting with friends at Charles Parker Senior Center. Gerry was the secretary at the senior center for a number of years.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by two daughters, Jalinda Wildridge and Kraylon Dunkin, both of Rome; one son and daughter-in-law, Darin and Dessie Dunkin of Kingsville, TX; five grandchildren, Joseph Wildridge and Christa Wildridge of Rome, Christopher Dunkin of Dalton, GA, and Esme Dunkin and Sarah Dunkin, both of Kingsville; one brother, Michael Rogers of Austin, TX; three sisters, Beth Rogers Wallace of Eugene, OR, Carolyn Lawson of Oklahoma City, OK, and Wyma Rogers of Portland, OR.

In keeping with her wishes, Gerry has been cremated. There will be a Gathering of Friends and a Celebration of Life for Mrs. Blankenship Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Parker Senior Center at 1325 Kingston Highway from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to the Parker Senior Center of Rome, 1325 Kingston Highway, Rome, GA 30161, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123.

The inurnment is planned for late April at the Miller Creek Cemetery near Johnson City, TX

The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Gerry Ann Blankenship.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerry Blankenship, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

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