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“Jon, Addison and I are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Sarah. Praying for Gods peace and comfort for Melissa, Jonathan and the entire family...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Beal - Hickory, NC - Family

“So sorry for yoyr liss. Sarah was a very beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara Perkins - Valdese, NC

“I had the honor and privilege of working with Sarah as her manager at Golden Corral. She was a kind, loving, sweet girl. She always did what was...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ashley Logan - Rutherfordton, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Melissa, Jonathan, Aunt Jean and family. I pray the Lord gives you all comfort and peace during this difficult...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Paula Childers - Florence, SC

“I will never be able to replace the love I had for this special human being!! I was there when she entered this world but I never thought I would be...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Braswell - Hickory, NC

Sarah Melissa Blankenship, 23, of Valdese, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020, unexpectedly.

Sarah was born on April 16, 1997 in Burke county to Melissa Clark, and John Blankenship. Sarah worked as a Security Enforcement Officer with Delta Security. She was a friend to all, and loved animals and children. Those who knew Sarah knew how unique, beautiful, kind, and talented she was.

Sarah is preceded in death by her father, John Blankenship; grandfathers, Arvin Childers, and Jack Blankenship, Sr.; and a grandmother, Sarah Blankenship.
In addition to her mother, Melissa Clark, Sarah is survived by her brother, Jonathan Blankenship; grandmother, Jean Childers; half sisters Lisa Yount, and Tina Blankenship; half brother Michael Blankenship; and her god-mother, Sharon Braswell. Sarah is also survived by an extensive list of family members and close friends.

The family will be having a graveside service in Sarah's honor on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Devin Hildebrand, and Rev. George Williams officiating at Bollinger's Chapel Church Cemetery. The family is also having a receiving the night before, Friday, November 6, 2020, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service. The family encourages everyone in attendance to wear their masks and keep a safe distance between one another.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family at 1507 Main Street East, Valdese, NC 28690.

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Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Blankenship family.