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Jeanette Viola Blanks

June 20, 1933 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Jeanette Viola Blanks Obituary

Jeanette Blanks aka The Fox, daughter of the late Raymond and Willa Mae Coleman, was born on June 20, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH. Jeanette departed this life on February 2, 2024. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Russell Luster and Charles Luster; niece, Vanessa Luster; and sister-in-law, Glendora Luster of San Antonio, TX.

Jeanette accepted Christ and became a member at Blessed Martin Church, Lincoln Heights, OH. After her marriage to John Blanks, Jeanette joined New Prospect Baptist Church and was baptized to be with her husband. They later purchased a home in College Hill and at that time, Jeanette moved her membership to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Lincoln Heights, which was under the leadership of Pastor James W. Jones. While a member at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Jeanette held various positions: Choir Member, Usher Board, Supervisor for the Youth Usher Board, Church Van Driver and Supervisor over the Rectory. In 1988, she became a member of the Trustee Board. In years 1988 thru 1999, she was Chair-person of the Church Anniversary celebrations. On November 7, 2004, the Lord led Jeanette to Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Elliott Cuff.

Jeanette joined the Senior Usher Board and the Hospitality Ministry. Jeanette served as President for Hospitality Ministry. Jeanette will be forever cherished in the lives of her children: Ann J. Wilkins, Telina Adames, Charles Gardenhire (Margaret), Clifford Gardenhire (Shuana) and John Blanks, Jr.; sister-in-law, Gloria Luster of San Diego, CA; nieces, Angel and Carolyn (Christopher) aka “Dimples” Wright; nephews, Russel Luster (Carolyn) and Gregory Luster; 12 grandchildren, Ricardo, Manuel, Danny, Lajeanna, Tanya, Starr, Shareece, Brittany, Tina, Clifford, Chris and John Blanks III; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends; special friends, Janie Harding and Rikki Creecy.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church
9991 Wayne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Funeral Service
Friday
February 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church
9991 Wayne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Interment

Oak Hill Cemetery
11200 Princeton Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45246

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