Elsie Joy Blanchette, age 84, of Alford, FL, went peacefully and joyfully into the presence of her Savior during the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 28, 2021, while at her home. She was born on May 6, 1937, in Miami, FL, to Lora (Starling) and Bunyan Brown. She was preceded in death by her son Dale Blanchette, and her older sister Nancy Eggler.
Surviving her is her husband of 66 years Jerry Blanchette of Alford, FL, daughter Teri Blanchette of Alford, FL; sons, Joey (Rose) Blanchette of Bonifay, FL, Ricky (Kathy) Blanchette of Alford, FL, and Robby (Sherri) Blanchette of Deerfield Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as follows- through Teri are Robbie Joynt and his children Zachary and Katie, Geoffrey (Aubrey) Joynt and his children Jack, Owen, and Finn, and Sean Joynt; through Joey are Cheri (Andrew) Hobbs and her children Shannyn and Jocelyn, Jared Blanchette, and Randall (Lauren) Blanchette and his children Samantha, Luke, and Sara; through Ricky are Sandy Blanchette and her children Christopher, Emiliana, and Sophira, Ricky (Leigh Ann) Blanchette Jr and his children Norah and Hendrix, and Becky Blanchette; and through Robby are Robert Blanchette and Amelia Blanchette.
Funeral services will be 2 PM, January 3, 2022 at New Hope Reformed Baptist Church, 4028 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL, 32446, with Pastor Brandon Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at the church.