Marjorie Blakey

marjorie blakey

Marjorie Moore Blakey, affectionately known as Jalene, age 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Danville, Kentucky, on March 15, 2024. Born on September 18, 1950, in Heidelberg Mississippi, and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Marjorie moved to Danville in 2007, where she quickly became a beloved member of the community.

Jalene was the heart and soul of her family, always opening her home to those in need. She will be remembered for her warmth, generosity, and the simple joy she found in sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch, watching over the neighborhood children who adored her.

Marjorie was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Leroy Blakey, her pets Nemo, and Olivia, Mr. Whiskers, and her parents Carstelle Moore and Camillis “Blue” Millsap. Her legacy of love and kindness lives on through her children, Gregory Moore, Gary (Carolyn) Blakey, Karla Blakey, Deshawn (Bobbie) Blakey, Isaiah McCormick, Javieon Green, Ian (Britany) Rosser, and Goddaughter Sharon Johnson, along with five grandchildren Pierre Moore, Jalisa Phyfiher, Trakelia Phyfiher, Dion Johnson, and Myleia Johnson. Two great aunts Linterna Nubie and Jessie Gilmore and special friends Mary Huston, and Dorothy (John) Gilkey.

An avid animal lover, Jalene’s pets, Mr. Bubbles, Stripes, and Abigail, were her constant companions, bringing laughter and comfort to her home.

Marjorie’s family invites those who knew and loved her to join them in commemorating a life well-lived, a heart generously shared, and a spirit that will forever light the way for those she leaves behind.

In the words of Marjorie ‘Jalene’ Blakey, ‘If you don’t know me after that, then there’s nothing more you need to know.’

Visitation for our Marjorie will be from 4 pm to 6 pm on March 29th, 2024,  at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, 318 West Broadway, Danville, KY 40422.

The Celebration of Life will be from 5 pm to 8 pm, on March 30, 2024, at Harrodsburg Lions Community Center, 450 E. Factory Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. The family requests everyone to wear purple, gold, black or white.


Visitation: March 29, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stith Funeral Home - Danville
318 West Broadway
Danville, KY 40422

(859) 236-2113

Celebration of Life: March 30, 2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Harrodsburg Lions Community Center
450 E. Factory Street
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

(859) 734-2383

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  1. Wow Marge my heart definitely broke when I received the news of your passing. Thank you for your love and friendship you shown to my family and me. Fly high and continue to get people straight on the other side. And my the Lord give the family the peace and understanding during this difficult time.

  2. Our sincere sympathy to the family. Marge and Mr. Leroy certainly were a caring and stable presence in my niece’s life. We won’t forget her. May God comfort you all in this time of bereavement and days ahead.

  3. Sending an immense and infinite amount of love, light, and unity to the family in the time to come. Do your best to do your best by yourselves and one another. Grief is like an ocean of calm waves and king tides. Be patient with the ride as it is never ending.

  4. Family I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Marjorie was a very special caring lady. Love hugs and prayers for all her family and friends. God bless you all!

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