Nelda W. Blake 92, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home.
She was born June 28, 1925, in Nelson County, VA, a daughter of the late Henry and Anne Wood. She was pre-deceased by her husband, A. V. Blake and a daughter, Virginia B. Oyster.
Nelda was a gantry crane operator at Newport News Naval Shipyard during World War II. She and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach, in 1945 and they began building Blake Motel in 1957. Nelda was recognized on the boulevard as the “Lady in the Window”. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach and a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include, her son Acie V. “Ducy” Blake and with Brenda, two daughters, Kathryn Elliott and husband John, Vera Blake and four grandchildren, Byron Blake, Jessica Elliott and Moriah and Zoe Baxley.
Funeral services will be 2:30 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Ocean Woods Memorials Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to service from 1:00 PM until 2:15 PM.
An online guest book is available at msfh.net