Barbara D Froeschl Blakley was born Dec 27, 1932 in Galveston, TX and has been a resident of Texas City since 1947. She and her husband were married at FBC, TC in 1951 where they became long time members. After yrs of faithful service to her Lord, she was ultimately hired as the pastors secretary. Barbara served the Lord in that capacity, with the love and compassion everyone saw in her, for over 30 years. She loved her FBC family. Barbara passed through the Pearly Gates of Heaven and into her Lord and Saviors arms Monday, August 3rd 2015. Loved ones standing at those gates waiting for her were her Mother, Barbara Pysz Froeschl, Father, Frank Froeschl, Sr., Brothers, Frank Froeschl, Jr, Charles Froeschl and Robert Froeschl. The reunion in Heaven also included her son, Ardy E Blakley, III (and his wife, Rebecca) and her daughter, Barbara Jean Hollingsworth..
Left on this earth to cherish her memories are her beloved husband of 64yrs, Ardy E. Blakley, Jr., daughter, Elaine Holley (Doug Myers), son Martin Persson (Sheila), of Cary, NC, sisters, Hilda Mason, Rosalie McAdams and Trudy Hosek. Grand-children, Sybil Holley Montez (R. Anthony), Ardy E. Blakley, IV, all of Texas City, Kealee Stewart-Heise of Katy, Tx, Shaun Hollingsworth of Mt Carmel, IL, Mandy Whitley (Casey) of Marshall, IL and Erik, Alex and Emma of Cary NC. And the sparkle in her eyes, her great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Amber and Elyse Brown, MacKayla Hollingsworth, Justin, Melody and Jacob Whitley, Rebecca Perkins, Nevaeh Heise and Emilia Hollingsworth. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Royce James, David Wyatt, Mike Domec, Nub Selman and Danny Assuncao. Honorary Palbearers are Corky Velasco, Royce White, Leslie Johns, Max Montegut and Ray Harvey. A very special thank you to Dr Fan Li, the staff at Mainland Primary Care Physicians and all the nurses in ICU at Mainland Hospital in Texas City. In lieu of normal remembrances, friends and family who wish may make memorial gifts to: The Gideons or to Barbara Blakley in care of First Baptist Church.