Lela Mae West

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Lela Mae West


Lela Mae Blankenship West, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at an area nursing home. 

She loved to sing and when she was younger she sang in church and a few local gospel groups including Freedom Gospel. 

She was proceeded in death by her husband, James R. West; parents, Luther and Beatrice Blankenship; and brother, James Blankenship. 

She is survived by her son, Jimmy West; grandchildren: Michael West (Melanie) and Tamara Cain (Daniel); great-grandchildren: Elijah West , Emmy West, Jonas West, Preslee Cain, Brantley Cain and Tynslee Cain; and siblings: Donnie Blankenship and Barbara Lambert. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home. 

The service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home's chapel with Pastor Johnny Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Lebanon Cemetery with Michael West, Daniel Cain, Elijah West, Aaron Bedell, Justin Bedell and Jonathan Long serving as pallbearers. 

Online condolences may be left for the West family at www.serenityofcleveland.com

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