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Elisa Isabel Kenney Blacka Obituary

Saying goodbye to Mrs. Blacka, beloved WHS administrative assistant

Elisa Isabel Kenney Blacka, 1950 – 2017
Elisa Isabel Kenney Blacka Obituary

Elisa Isabel Kenney Blacka

Age: 67 • Stuarts Draft, VA

Elisa Isabel Kenney Blacka, 67, died at her home May 21, 2017, after a brief illness.

Born January 26, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Frances Glatke Kenney.

She is survived by her husband, Jack R. Blacka; daughter, Holly Davies and her husband, Brandon of Stuarts Draft; son, Patrick Shipp and his wife, Karen of Virginia Beach; sister, Linda Anderson of Winston Salem, NC; brother, Billy Kenney of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren, Isabel Misick, Jacob Davies, and Caitlin and William Shipp.

Elisa worked with her husband, Jack, for twenty years at Shenandoah Acres Resort. There she was both a leader and mother of 100s of local youth working their first summer jobs. After a brief retirement, she could not ignore the call to continue working with area youth. In 2007, she began working at Waynesboro City Public Schools. From substitute teacher, to librarian’s aide, to Administrative Secretary at WHS, her positive attitude and radiant smile was felt throughout the school system.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Highway.

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Published in The News Leader from May 23 to May 26, 2017

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