(November 3, 1951 – January 25, 2021)
Connie Susan Blakley, 69, of College Station passed peacefully on January 25th. She was born November 3,1951 in Wharton County, Texas to Ebbie Byron Cummings and Margie Lois (Lusk) Cummings. She attended school in Van Vleck, Texas, where she would eventually meet and marry the love of her life, Jimmy Blakley in 1970. They enjoyed over 50 wonderful years together and were blessed with three children and five grandchildren. Connie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
After attending Central Texas College and working on the Texas A&M University campus early in their marriage, Connie, an avid reader, would eventually enjoy 15 years helping others at Audubon Regional Library in Saint Francisville, La. In addition to her books, she also loved her music (especially the Beatles) and beneath her quiet, composed exterior, was a happy hippie soul with a mischievous side. Our llama mama!
Connie is preceded in death by her parents E.B. and Lois Cummings; brother David Carroll; father-in-law James Milton Blakley.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Barrow Blakley; children Katherine Arceneaux (Brian); Michael Blakley; Tiffany Benedix (Brian); grandchildren Colette, Stephen, and Dylan Arceneaux; Nathaniel and Olivia Benedix; mother-in-law Mary Jane Blakley; sisters Lynda Westbrook (John) and Genelle Logan (Pat); brother Kenneth Cummings; sister-in-law Brenda Carroll; and German “daughter” Jana Arnold. Including many more beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws (and outlaws).
The family of Connie would like to say a special thank you to MD Anderson for the care that mom received over the last 4four years. Connie’s family also ask for people to donate to MD Anderson Cancer Center or their local animal shelter in lieu of flowers.
Graveside Services 2:00pm, Monday, February 1, 2021 at Hico Cemetery, Hico Texas with Pastor Don Moore officiating.