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Essie Blanchett Sparks

Essie Blanchett Sparks, 70, resident of 999 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. wife of Doug Sparks passed away Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013 at her home.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC she was a daughter of the late William Guy Blanchett and Sallie Mae Bond Blanchett.

Essie was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was also of the Protestant faith. She will be remembered for her caring and kind demeanor and will be missed by her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 49 years Doug Sparks of the home; a daughter Yvonne Simpson and her husband Kevin of Abbeville, SC; a son Timothy Douglas Sparks of Abbeville, SC; 2 brothers Vessie Blanchett and his wife Myrtis of Abbeville, SC and James Murray Blanchett and his wife Lucy of Port St. Lucie, FL; 4 grandchildren A.J. Simpson, Jenna Sparks, Krystal Simpson and Candace Simpson; great-grandchild Ja'Kyia Sparks.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters Betty Smith and Madeline Staples.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. The burial will follow in Warrenton Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family is at the home 999 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Friday afternoon at the funeral home prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Essie may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Visitation

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 15, 2013
2:00-3:00 PM

Service

Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 15, 2013
3:00 PM

Interment

Warrenton Presbyterian Church Cemetery
191 Watts Road
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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Guestbook

We know how hard it is to say goodbye to those we love. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Howie & Faye Crocker Feb 26 2013 12:00 AM

Such a sweet lady. She will be missed by so many! Still praying for you all!

Clint & Kelly Smith Feb 26 2013 12:00 AM

Cheryl and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. I regret that I did not get to come for the visitation as I wanted. I know it's a tough process you're going through and I pray for your comfprt in knowing she's in a better place.

Bruce Riggins Feb 17 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry for your great loss, may God comfort you as only He can.

Willie & Mary McCurry Feb 16 2013 12:00 AM

Yvonne and family, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Mary Shaw Feb 16 2013 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you all . May GOD give you comfort

Paul & Linda Tiller Feb 15 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time.

Nance Family Feb 15 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & Prayers are with all of you.

Curtis & Brenda Crocker Feb 15 2013 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to each one of you. . Essie was a very special lady to me and always welcomed me into their home over the years. I love each and everyone of you....I have been there, time takes care of some things, but not a day goes by you won't miss her. God will help you.

Anne Chandler - Bowen Feb 14 2013 12:00 AM

Sparks & Blanchette Family,My sympathy to all in this time of grief. May God comfort you and give you peace. I've known Essie since high school and always enjoyed talking to her. Love, Sybil

Sybil Woodall Feb 14 2013 12:00 AM

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