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Eva Mae Blair

April 3, 1934 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 85)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
- 23 Psalm
Ms. Eva Mae Blair was born on April 3, 1934, in Bethune, South Carolina. She was the loving daughter of the late David and Ernestine Spence. She received her education at Sandy Level School in Bethune. Eva Mae was a food technician at several establishments including Flynn’s Truck Stop. Although she loved to cook (best known for her famous salmon cakes and biscuits), during her leisure time, she also enjoyed sewing and craftsmanship. Ms. Eva Mae gave her life to Christ and was a member of Sandy Level Baptist Church. Moreover, she found joy in dancing and spending time with loved ones.

Eva Mae married the late Freddie James Blair on October 26 of 1951. Born to this union were nine children. Eva Mae leaves to cherish her memory seven children: Dorothy Patterson (James) of Camden, SC, David Lee Blair (Linda) of Bethune, SC, Shirley Graham of Hartsville, SC, Sandra Wiley (David) of Bishopville, SC, Eva Valentine of Bethune, SC, Margie Perkins of Hartsville, SC, and Emmanuel Blair of Charlotte, NC. With special regards to her stepdaughter, Dorothy Walthour of Brooklyn, NY. She also leaves behind her beloved brother, Fred Spence of Jonesboro, LA, twenty grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

Eva Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie James Blair, two sons, Freddie James Blair Jr., Johnny Earl Blair, her dearly departed siblings, Katie Blair Sligh, Violetta Hart, and Joe Spence, and her beloved step siblings Ivorysee Spence, Hanisee Spence, Norrisee Spence, Avorisee Spence and Notisee Spence.

May she rest in everlasting peace and love.
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