The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


August 18, 2013


LOUISBURG — LOUISBURG — Rev. David J. Blake, 60, of Louisburg died Saturday, August 17, 2013, at his home.  Born August 13, 1953 to the late Johnny H. and Pensacola Lois Ivey Blake.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1971 – 1974.  Serving as pastor of Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church in Alert for 11 years, prior to that he served churches in Mt. Olive, Fayetteville, Pamlico Beach, Windsor and Hamilton, NC.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Fox.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alert Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Dean Fulford, Jr., and the Rev. Dale Eatmon officiating.  Entombment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Harris Blake of 38 years; his daughter, Sharon B. Fuller and her husband, Jerry of Youngsville; his son, Michael Blake of Raleigh; his sisters, Peggy Stancil, Lois Moore, Jackie Holliday and Rose Ricks; his brothers, Bobby Ivey, Tommy Ivey, Jimmy Ivey and Joey Blake; his two grandchildren, Olivia and Brooklynn Fuller.  

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd, Louisburg and at the home, 776 Alert Road, Louisburg at all times.

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