Gertrude S. Blanks

Died: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Location: Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Location: Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church

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Storyteller Legend Gertrude Blanks June 14,1920-January 4, 2019. Home Going Celebration January 15th, 2019. Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church 2051 Main Street Hartford, CT.

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Bev. G.
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
To the family of Ms. Gertrude Blanks. Please accept my sincere condolences. I first met Ms. Blanks when I worked at the Hartford Public Library in downtown Hartford. I was only 15 and it was my first job: I learned so much from this kind and gentle woman.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Ms. Blanks

Lisa Gassner
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Dear Gertrude Blanks' Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences. I had the distinct honor of meeting Ms. Blanks when she came to storytell at the school that I was teaching at the time. She was an inspiration and kind and gentle soul.

Sharon Williams
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family of this wonderful woman. She is an icon and I honor her life and was blessed to have heard her read

Imani Ansari
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Dearest Sister Gertrude Blanks, thanks for all the love. You made Hartford a better place to live. Peace. Imani

Frances Funk
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Ms. Blanks, so kind, so generous of heart. Her gentle ways brought peace and light to those around her. She was so loving, and seemed to know so much of humanity. I have never forgotten her from the few times times that we met. May she be at home with the Lord, and be at peace. Wishing comfort and peace to all who love her.

Rolande Duprey
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Dear family of Gertrude Blanks,
Mrs. Blanks was an inspiration to me. She not only "talked the talk" (about loving kindness) -- she "walked the walk". No doubt she is entertaining many angels. Know that though we may be grieving her loss, there are many other voices welcoming her home with joy.