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Blanche Mitchum

October 10, 1921 - July 2, 2017

Blanche Mitchum, 95, went to be with the lord on July 2, 2017. Born to the late Milton Cooper and Polly Bolin in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1921.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bernett W. Mitchum.


Blanche has been a member of Riverside Baptist Church since 1958.


Left to cherish her memory is her loving family. Daughter, Jeannette (George) St. Amand; Sons, Elza (Cathy) Mitchum, William (Debra) Mitchum, and Anthony (Karen) Mitchum; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


The family will hold a private service at a later date.


Online condolences may be left at


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked the friends to express memorial contributions at

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Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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