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Memorial for Blanche Mildred Vessels

Born in Wylam, Alabama
Departed on May 30, 2017 and resided in Green Brook, NJ.
Visitation: Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017
Service: Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017
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Blanche Mildred Vessels, 93, departed this life Tues. May 30, 2017 in Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ.

Born in Wylam, Ala., she lived in Plainfield, NJ over 60 years.

She was one of the first black women to be employed by Hyatt Roller Bearing, a division of General Motors in Clark, NJ where she retired after many years of service. She then started SM & D Real Estate Holdings in Plainfield where she acquired five rental properties that boasted 20 plus rental units for people in the community to call home.

She is predeceased by her daughter Diane Teresa Vessels-Ellis.

Surviving are her grandchildren Domonique and Ashanti Ellis and Gregory Jackson; one great granddaughter Jasmine Jackson; one great great granddaughter Jaslyn Jackson; three sisters Wynella Johnson, Billye Brown and Wertna Story; one brother Nathaniel Goodwin and other family members and friends.

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