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OBITUARY: Julia Ann Blakemore McGinnis

Julia Ann Blakemore McGinnis, 74, of Hamlet, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at Richmond County Hospice Haven.

She was born Feb. 19, 1950 in Charlotte, daughter of the late John Andrew Blakemore and Pauline Elizabeth Helms.

Julia was a kind, gentle lady. She was a member of Place of Grace Church, Rockingham. Her trust in Jesus Christ and, as a devoted Christian, kept her relationship deeply rooted in Him. She graciously and proudly served the Lord and loved to praise and worship.

Julia also enjoyed her yardwork, tending to her flowers and plants, and watching birds. Fishing and crafting were some of her other times she loved. She loved her family dearly and especially her grandchildren. Julia’s memories will continue to be treasured by her family and those who knew and loved her.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Benton Meachum Jr.; and several brothers.

Julia is survived by her loving husband, Robert Melvin McGinnis of the home; daughters, Meliea Meachum Perakis (Alex) of Ellerbe and Melissa Jo Kenner of Rockingham; grandchildren, Crystal Meliea Kenner, Kristen Perakis Medeiros, Alexander Joseph Perakis II, Matthew Tyler Macomber, Isabella Sophia Thomas, Naomi Dawn Perakis, and Naaman Alexander Perakis; and great-granddaughters, Amethyst Meliea Dalton and Eliza Claire Medeiros .


Visitation will be Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 1-2 p.m. at Place of Grace Church, Rockingham.

A Celebration of Life service will follow visitation, beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Gary Richardson officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the McGinnis family.

Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.