Violet Virginia Blankenship Walker

Violet Virginia Blankenship Walker, 98, of Rocky Mount entered into the glory of her Heavenly Father Sunday, August 29th, 2021, just three days shy of her 99th birthday. She crossed over while being held in the tender loving arms of her devoted daughter, Jean Greer. Born September 1, 1922 in Franklin County, Violet was the last surviving child of William Harrison “Harry” Blankenship and Delia Virginia Whitlow’s ten children. She is welcomed in Heaven by her husband of 65 years, Herman Leonard Walker and son, Melvin Leonard “Peanut” Walker. Granny Violet is survived by her granddaughter, Rhonda Bernard Sedovy, her husband John, and their children Meghan, Chris, John Ryan, Trinity and Kayla of Lexington, Va. Her grandson, Brad Steven Bernard, his wife Kirstin, and their children Brynn, Blair, and Beau of Annapolis, MD. Also her sister-in-law, Elva Cundiff of Rocky Mount. Violet was an exceptional wife, mother, and grandmother who was deeply devoted to her family. Many a meal has been enjoyed at her table prepared by her loving hands. These threads of love that she wove into this close-knit family are her legacy. A socially distanced graveside service to honor her life will be held at Franklin Memorial Park, Friday, September 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.