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Judith Mary Blalack

August 6, 1949 — January 12, 2022

CLEVELAND- Judith Mary Blalack age 72 of Cleveland, Mississippi, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the home of her daughter in Chelsea, Alabama.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland, MS at 1:00 pm. The burial of her cremains will follow in the Linn Baptist Church Cemetery. Father Kent Bowlds will officiate the mass and graveside service.

Judith was born on August 6, 1949, to Einar S. and Florence Brouillette Opland in Duluth, Minnesota. She graduated from Stanbrook Hall High School in Duluth, Minnesota.
She moved to Cleveland and married James Robert Blalack in Memphis, Tennessee in 1974. Judith was a former housekeeper for many wonderful families. She loved her family very much, especially her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Einar and Florence Opland, brother, Robert "Bob" Opland, and son, Brian Blalack.
Judith is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, James Robert Blalack of Cleveland, MS, daughter, Mary (John) Anderson of Chelsea, AL, son, Peter (Marie) Ronhovde of Bluefield, WV, and a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Opland of Cleveland, MS, along with 5 grandsons.

Memorials may be made in her honor to Camp Seale Harris Southeastern Diabetes Education Services 500 Chase Park South Suite 109, Birmingham, AL 35244.

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church

216 Bishop Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732

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