Irene Blalock Lunsford

Irene Blalock Lunsford, 87, formerly of Durham NC and later, Yanceyville NC passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Wilmington, NC.

Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday at Harrelson Funeral Home in Yanceyville NC, with a graveside service on Monday at 11:00 am at the Blalock Cemetery in Prospect Hill, NC. Harrelson Funeral Home is handling all funeral arrangements.

Irene was born June 5, 1928 in Prospect Hill NC to Mildred Squires Blalock and Robert Pierce Blalock. Irene is predeceased by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Jesse Arnold Lunsford, her son, Jesse Arnold Lunsford, Jr. (Jay/Jess), and her older brother, Marvin Blaylock.

Irene graduated from Prospect Hill High School and from King’s Business College,

She was retired from Chemstrand/Monsanto in RTP, NC where she worked for 30 years.

Irene enjoyed her family, her two grandchildren, reading, quilting, and camping in their RV.

Irene is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Toler (John) of Sneads Ferry, NC and Nancy Adcox (Stephen) of Wilmington, NC, granddaughter Terese Messick Guerrero (Hank) of West Hartford, CT, grandson Jonathan Aaron Toler (Kelsey) of New Bern, NC, great grandson Thomas Guerrero and great granddaughter Lucy Guerrero of West Hartford, CT, one sister, Edna Blalock Burgin (Don) of Bahama, NC, and brothers W. Ernest Blalock of Yanceyville, NC, Julian Blalock (Barbara) of Sophia, NC, Lloyd Blalock (Elsie) of Prospect Hill, NC, and Sister-In-Law Marian F. Blaylock of Ephrata, PA. Irene has many beloved nieces and nephews in both the Lunsford and the Blalock families.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.

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