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Obituary | 1929–2019 Mary Eleanor Blasingame Kittle

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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 7:08 am

Mary Eleanor Blasingame Kittle, 89, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

She was born to the Oscar and Daisy Blasingame on Aug. 16, 1929, in Monroe. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Jonesboro before moving back to her hometown of Monroe. Eleanor was Monroe High School’s basketball all-state all-star, leading the ladies basketball team to their first championship in 1946 as captain. She worked at the Monroe Cotton Mill for many years.

In 1948 she met and married the love of her life, James Kittle. In the late 1950s they moved to Atlanta, where James worked at the Lakewood General Motors plant. She was a loving wife and mother to their daughter. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Her recipes brought many people to the table, where they always had a place. She also was very active in church and she taught Sunday school. Her love for her family and her unwavering faith in Jesus was shown by the way she lived her life. She left a legacy of Jesus’ love and kindness as she lived her life loving and serving others. Her greatest joy was knowing that each of her grandchildren also came to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Clifford and Daisy Bell Blasingame; her husband, James Kittle; her brother, Herman Blasingame; and her sisters, Majorie Brown and Doris Spinks

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Cox, of Loganville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Savannah and Walter De Guire, of Lawrenceville; granddaughter Taylor Cox and grandson Jonathan Cox, of Loganville; her sister, Sandra Hicks of Monroe; her beloved Pug (dog), Peppy; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will be received for a visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home located at 376 Fairview Road in Stockbridge.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

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