Passing of Sis. Norma Blake (LA)

April 21, 2018

Mrs. Norma Jernigan Blake, 80, the first lady of the historic Mt. Canaan Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana passed on Saturday, April 21 after a brief illness.
 
The Reverend Harry Blake Family announces the following arrangements:
            Family Hour
            Thursday, April 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
            Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
 
            Funeral Service
            Friday, April 27, 11:00 AM
            Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
 
            Funeral Overflow Location
            Shiloh Baptist Church, 421 Webster Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
 
Memorial Tribute:  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you join them in creating a Stroke Education Awareness Initiative. Checks and donations should be made payable to Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, attention: Stroke Awareness.
 
Funeral Home: Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, 1339 Jewell Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
 
Mrs. Blake, along with her husband, the Reverend Harry Blake, served the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church for more than 50 years.  While Pastor Blake is a recognized icon in the Civil Rights movement, Mrs. Blake was the force behind the force that lead to justice and equality for many.
 

April 23, 2018
For immediate release:
Burnadine Moss Anderson, Publicist, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
bmossanderson@yahoo.com  318.820.6881

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