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Mary Blatney

December 30, 1947 –
 April 27, 2023


Mary Blatney was born on December 30, 1947 in Corpus Christi, TX and was called to her Heavenly Home, to be with our Lord on April 27, 2023. Mary loved the Lord with all her heart and was a faithful Christ follower, spending time sharing the gospel and the goodness of the Lord with everyone she met. Mary was a prayer warrior and could be counted on to intercede with prayers anytime day or night. Mary believed in the power of prayer, encouraging all around her to trust in the Lord and to listen for His direction.

Mary spent most of her life in both the Dallas and Houston areas, raising her family primarily as a stay-at-home mom. Mary also earned her Real Estate Broker license.

She was happiest spending time with her family gathered around, to enjoy her homemade enchiladas, chorizo, chocolate cake and sweet tea!

Mary loved her family and was known for her extraordinary generosity and giving spirit.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Blatney, her parents Robert and Sulema Gonzalez, her sister Minerva Oliver, and nephew Joe Gonzalez, Jr.

She is survived by her five loving children and twelve grandchildren: Gina Sapp and her husband Warren (Jonathan), Michelle Tidwell and her husband David (Presley, Christian),

Marcus Granado (Nikki, Gabriel, Destind, Trustin), Melissa Strickland and her husband Chad (Camryn, Madison, Chloe), Rita Gentile and her husband Diego (Isabella, Sofia).

Mary’s passing also leaves behind her six siblings to carry on her love: Yolanda Luna, Irma Caldwell (Dana), Carolyn Kelsey (Chris), Robert Gonzales Jr. (Debi), Linda Lopez (Tony), Joe Gonzalez (Linda), along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary touched the lives of everyone she met and her love of the Lord was felt by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memoriam to Mary’s favorite Christian worship program:

Mary’s FAVORITE Bible verse, shared, proclaimed, repeated countless times:

Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the

LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”


Mary Blatney Celebration of Life Service

May 4th Thursdsay 1PM CT sharp.  

Grace Chapel (admin center not church)

5000 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093


Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Service

19310 Preston Road

Plano, Texas 75252



    Donnell Blanco, Jr.
    2 May 2023

    I loved my Aunt Mary dearly. Even though we didn’t really communicate in the six years I was in the Navy while she raised her family and periodically afterwards, I have nothing but fond memories of her growing up as a child. God Bless.

      2 May 2023

      God bless you Jr. for your kind memories and for being there when my family needs support!

      My siblings and I miss my mom. We know she’s in Heaven watching over us!

    3 May 2023

    Oh where to begin! Aunt Mary was absolutely the best! She was always THAT soccer mom….literally! She was sweet as could be and I wanted to live with her when I was a little girl! I loved and still love her! I’m glad I had the opportunity to speak with her on the phone this past few months. I LIVE YOU AUNTIE! (Give Jesus kisses for me!)

      3 May 2023

      Thankyou Angel, I appreciate your sweet sentiments! My mom really loved the Blanco fam!

    3 May 2023

    Condolences to the family. The first scripture that comes to mind to the family is from Ecclesiastes 7:1- A good name is better than precious ointment…and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. As I understand it may seem opposite to the world, but the Lords ways and thoughts are not ours they are higher. Aunt Mary always treated me like her own, although she never got on to me like Michelle and Marcus! The family always made me feel like there own, and for that I will always remember. I practically lived with them for a moment in time. She will be missed…..I will always love her. Looking forward to seeing her in Heaven

      3 May 2023

      Jennifer, appreciate the encouragement during this difficult time.

      I know you understand and your love is felt!

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