Jeffrey Lynn Blanton

April 29, 1963 - March 31, 2024

04/29/1963 - 03/31/2024

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Funeral Service
Friday April 05, 2024
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
252-539-1001 | Directions
Friday April 05, 2024
11:30 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
252-539-1001 | Directions
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The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

WOODLAND, NC – Jeffrey Lynn Blanton, beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away on March 31, 2024, at the age of 60. Born on April 29, 1963, Jeffrey brought light into the lives of all who knew him. He was a member of New Life Church of Christ. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoyed listening to music, finding solace and joy in its melodies. He was also an avid football fan always rooting on his favorite Washington Redskins. Jeffrey cherished his family and loved to spend time with them.

Jeffrey was known for his incredible sense of humor. He had a gift for making others laugh, always aiming to bring joy to those around him. With a tender heart and a desire to see smiles on people’s faces, he never wanted to disappoint anyone. His infectious laughter and kind spirit touched the hearts of many. His love for laughter and creating happiness were evident in everything he did. Jeffrey will be remembered for his genuine and caring nature, his ability to bring laughter into any room, and his loving presence that will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He worked at Meherrin Chemical in Severn for many years where he made many friends and long lasting relationships. May his memory live on in the hearts of those he touched during his time with us.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Lawrence Blanton and Dorothy Harrison Blanton, his beloved wife, Angela “Angie” Wheeler Blanton, and a niece, Chasity Britt.

Jeffrey is survived by his three sisters, Barbara Blanton Outland and husband Freddie of Woodland, Donna Britt and husband Neil of Harrellsville, Lisa Echerd and husband Glenn of Roanoke Rapids; a brother, Johnnie Lawrence Blanton, Jr. of Woodland; three nieces, Vickie Soper of Woodland, Brittney Matthews and husband Frankie of Murfreesboro, and McKayla Brinkley and husband Austin of Aulander; nephew, Brad Outland and wife Jessica of Wilmington; his beloved feline companion, Callie Blanton; stepchildren, Brittany Powell, and Justin Campbell; along with numerous great nieces, great nephews, and extended family.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, with the Rev. Eddie Echerd and Glenn Echerd presiding. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Blanton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Rita Bryant Harrison
12 days ago

Barbara, Lisa, Donna, and Johnnie, Hold each other tight. Sisters and brothers are special gifts and when one is lost the mind spins quickly to childhood, growing together through the bad and the good. Then it’s the loving, caring, and protective feelings you had and have for each other. These moments in time are healing, remember to share them with each other, your family, and friends. God Bless each of you, Jeffrey will be missed.

Ann Wells
13 days ago

Lisa, Mrs. Barbara and the rest of the family, My sincere condolences to you all. Jeff was a wonderful person and certainly someone you could never forget.
God bless and keep you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann Lassiter Wells

Teresa Gupton
13 days ago

McKayla, Austin, and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Teresa and Jim

Dr. Jeff Crabtree, Harrellsville Baptist Church
13 days ago

To all the family we send love and prayers during this difficult time. We hold you all close in our hearts. May the power and presence of the Lord fill you, strengthen you and hold you in His arms!

Margaret Aston
14 days ago

Barbara and family, Sending our condolences. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Margaret and Mike Aston

Carter Lloyd
14 days ago

Jeff and I worked together for ten years and Iim going to truly miss him. He and I were BFF’s we had an unbreakable bond. Prayers and condolences to the family. My BFF always and forever will be missed forever.

14 days ago


Marty and Angela Futrell
14 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.

Latorie Butts
14 days ago

Im going to miss you so much..I remember when I first met you when I was working at duck thru in woodland. Me and ke ke be so happen when we see you and grandma is what we call your wife and call you granddaddy. We would have a bad day and you and grandma would come and make it all better for both will be miss.

Laurie Vaughan
15 days ago

You will be missed, , I remember meeting you when I came and spent the night at your families house when I when I was in school with your sister Donna, I will miss you my friend.