Blonnie Louise Slade was born January 23,1921 in Wake County, North Carolina to the late Sir Walter the Raleigh Slade and the late Blonnie Pair Slade. She was the fourth of seven children and all have precededher in death. Her siblings were Edna Slade Adams, Walter R. Slade M.D., William Henry Slade, Cora Eleanor Slade, James Slade and Lillie Slade Graham.
Blonnie received her early education in the public schools in Raleigh, N.C. and her undergraduate Education at St. Augustine’s College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also Attended the North Carolina School of Banking in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Blonnie, like her mother Blonnie P. Slade, was a loyal member of First Baptist Church in Raleigh. She willingly served as a Sunday School teacher, director of the Baptist Training Union, member of the Mosley Jones Choir, member of the Trustee Board and member of The Policy and Procedures Committee. She was an active member of Missionary Group #1 and Missionary Group #10.
Blonnie’s working career began as a clerk with The Employment Commission and The Acme Realty Company. Before retiring she served over forty years with The Mechanics and Farmers Bank as a Teller, Loan Officer and Assistant Cashier.
Blonnie was involved with civic activities. Much devotion was given to her Alma Mater. She was a life member of The National Alumni Association of Saint Augustine’s College. She really loved people.
Blonnie is survived by her niece Barbara Ann Adams-Smelter (Edna’s daughter) of Philadelphia, PA, brother-in-law Frederick Graham, his son Michael Graham, his sister Delores Rhodes and his niece Lucy Graham all of La Grange, N.C. She leaves to mourn her parting a large host of cousins including the Holloway and Thomas families, friends, telephone companions and, “The Blonnie L. Slade Greeting Card Ministry”.
Homegoing Celebration 11:00 AM Thursday, June 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC preceded by a 9:30 AM visitation. Interment follows at Carolina Biblical Gardens.