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Kay M. Jones / March 25, 2014

Kay M. Jones, 57, departed this life on March 18, 2014 after her long battle with cancer. She was a fighter and a proud woman.

A native of Portsmouth, she lived in Hampton for many years. She was a great sister, mother, and friend to many and loved by them all. She always supported any one in need and it showed in the many benefits she participated in throughout her life, especially while living in the Buckroe area of Hampton, which became her home.

She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Carter Sechman; father Wallace Blanchard; mother Erma Bell; two brothers Wayne and Gary Blanchard.

She leaves to cherish her memories, one son William “Bo” Cherry and wife Malinda of Buffalo Junction, one daughter Crystal Cherry of Hampton; three sisters Diane Geouge, Debra Reddington (Sissy) and Lucy Blanchard; grandsons William (Boogity), Jordyn, Brayden and Anthony; nieces Jena and Jennifer; nephews Stephen, Will, Richard, and Aaron as well as numerous other family and friends.

She became a part of Carter's family.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 22, at Smith Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Services of comfort entrusted to Smith Brothers Funeral Home.

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