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Ellen Marie Blake

Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Ellen Marie Blake, 74, of Burlington, NC and recently of Broadmore Senior Living, Hagerstown, MD, passed away onSaturday, March 2, 2019.

She was born in Hagerstown, MD on August 21, 1944. She was the daughter of the late John E. Blake,Sr. and Virginia M. (Ridge) Blake. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John E. Blake, Jr.

She is survived by her beloved labradoodle Black Jacqueline and her cousins Dennis Wade and wife Sue of Fairfield, PA and their sons Ted, Bill and Scott; Cindy Bennett of Hagerstown, MD and her sons Brian and Brad; Debra White of Hagerstown, MD and her daughters Billie Jo and Jennifer;Melissa Kimps of Waldorf, M and her children Nicholas and Emily, who she thought of as grandchildren; and Joanie Keister of Boonsboro, MD and her sons Jake and Rocky; and life-long friends Bernadette (Bonnie) and Richard Ross of Cumberland, MD.

Ellen spent her early life in Cumberland, MD until graduating from Allegany High School in 1962. She received an accounting degree from Strayer University and worked as an accountant for 40 years at various agencies in Washington, DC until her retirement in 2006 when she moved to Burlington, NC. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Elon, Elon, NC.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD with the Rev. Bernadette Ross officiating.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the, American Diabetes Association Maryland Area Office P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312 or to the American Liver Foundation National Office39 Broadway, Suite 2700New York, NY 10006.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I've known Ellen since September 1962. She has always held a place in my heart and always will. We shared joy, sadness, and many adventures through the years and she will be greatly missed.

Marsha Masonoff
La Vergne, TN

We attended First United Methodist Church of Elon with Ellen. She was such a kind and gentle soul. She will be missed. She did such a wonderful job implementing a library at the church. Bob and Mary Marshall

Bob and Mary Marshall
Elon,, NC

To the family of Ellen Blake, Ellen made the world a better place. She fought her illness with much dignity and grace …. and now she has found peace. Ellen brought much joy and happiness to our "all day Monday domino group". What fun we always had. We loved hearing her stories of Maryland and her family. She will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May you feel God's presence and his comforting love as only he can give during this difficult time. All our love, Sincerely, Pat Litten

Pat H. Litten
Burlington, NC

Sadness and smiles mix as I remember good times with Ellen and would like to relive them. A recent trip brought Ellen's photo album to a lunch gathering at her favorite Asian restaurant and we all felt like we'd been with her. Her enthusiasm sparkled thru her explanation of each shot. I know she loved her family and we loved her place in our church family. May God's peace bless you all. ~friend bonnie

Bonnie Francis
Whitsett, NC 27377

A sweet spirit and loving heart. Sherry and I will miss her. Prayers forthcoming for her family. Grace & Peace Rev. Steven & Sherry Taylor

Rev. Steven Taylor
Gibsonville, North Carolina

Kay Martin and I are very sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to each and everyone of you in your time of need. God Bless

Kathryn Guy
Dillsburg, PA

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