Fredda 'Jo' Blankenship

Mrs. Fredda “Jo” Todd Blankenship, 77, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

She was born in Toccoa, Georgia, on Sept. 17, 1943, the daughter of the late Mr. Arlo Todd and the late Mrs. Gladys Dodd Todd.

Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker, who also had an arts and crafts business with her dear friend, Wylene Daniel. She loved to work in her flower and vegetable gardens, enjoyed travel, and delighted in spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Walters Davis, of Toccoa, Betty Todd Heaton, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, and Shirley Todd Kubek, also of Toccoa.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Mr. William Thomas “Bill” Blankenship, of Kennesaw; her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Thomas Blankenship and Valerie Blankenship, of Cartersville, and David Scott Blankenship and Kelli Watson Blankenship, of Villa Rica; her daughter, Amy Blankenship Baker, of Canton; her grandchildren, Avery Nicole Baker, Asa Devane Baker, Alex William Baker, and Tandy Elise Blankenship; her sister, Lois Barron of Mt. Airy, Georgia and her brother and sister-in-law, Ernest Verner Todd and his wife Peggy, of Auburn, Alabama; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard Blankenship and his wife, Marlese, of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

As per her request, Mrs. Blankenship will be cremated and her cremated remains will be placed on the grounds of her childhood home in Habersham County, overlooking the North Georgia Mountains. Her family will gather for a celebration of her life at a later date.

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Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements 770-942-2311.

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