Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention
Dr. Edward Alexander, President

General Secretary Dr. J. C. Dyson, Sr.

First Lady of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church 

Mrs. Norma Jernigan Blake, 80, the first lady of the historic Mt. Canaan Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana passed on Saturday, April 21 after a brief illness.
The Reverend Harry Blake Family announces the following arrangements: 

 Family Hour 
Thursday, April 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 
Funeral Service 
Friday, April 27, 11:00 AM, 
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 
Funeral Overflow 
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church New Community Services Center and Multi-Purpose Room 
Repast: Immediately following the funeral service in the Mt. Canaan Family Life Center 
Entombment: Private ceremony 
Memorial Tribute: In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you join them in creating a Stroke 
Education Awareness Initiative. Checks and donations should be made payable to Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, attention: Stroke Awareness. 
Funeral Home: Heavenly Gates Funeral Home, 1339 Jewell Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 
Hotel Block: Sam’s Town Hotel, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101. Blake/Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Block. Group Code: SH04BLA, Wednesday – Friday, April 25-27. Kings/Doubles 
Non-smoking rate is $65.00 plus taxes. Reservations: 1-877-429-0711. 
Shuttle Transportation to Mt. Canaan Friday – From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, continuous courtesy roundtrip shuttle transportation will be provided from three secured parking lots: 1) Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Boulevard, 71101; 2) Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church North, 2800 N Hearne Avenue, 71107; 3) Shiloh Baptist Church, 421 Webster Street, 71101. 

For immediate release: April 23, 2018 
Burnadine Moss Anderson, Publicist, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church 
1666 Alston Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, 318.227. 9993

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