JULIA STEPHENS BLAHNIK Julia Stephens Blahnik, 87, of Tucker, GA passed away on June 11, 2017 after a long illness. Julia Vinson Stephens was born June 8, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. She was the daughter of George Thomas Stephens of Renfro and Atlanta, GA. and Kathryn Lucille Manning of Atlanta. Julia was predeceased by her parents, and sisters, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzy) Blahnik, Mary Eleanor Barringer, Kathryn Corrigan, and brother, George T. Stephens, Jr. Survivors are her husband of 66 years, Robert B. Blahnik, sister, Christine Mary Verner; children, Elizabeth Mary Gentzle of St. Simons, Ga., Robert B., Jr. (Burt) of St. Simons, Ga., Tom, Stone Mtn., Ga. Jeannie Fitzgerald (Stan), Savannah, Ga. and Patricia Hernandez (Manny), Acworth, Ga., Grandchildren Dan Harrison (Jenny), Tabitha Wiedower (Phil), great grandchildren Andrew and Mia Harrison and Connor and MacKenzie Wiedower. Also many nieces and nephews. Julia’s Atlanta heritage goes back to her great-grandfather, Michael Lynch, a pioneer Atlanta bookseller and principled Unionist. Julia attended E. Rivers school, grew up in Peachtree Hills and Graduated from Christ the King high school. After marriage in 1950 Julia took on the role of a true Homemaker, in every sense of the word. The family would like to thank Alicia, Catherine and Denise and everyone at Hospice Atlanta for their dedicated and compassionate help over the last six months. Graveside service at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 15th at Westview. Celebration of Julia's life will follow at Julia's home in Tucker.

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  1. so sorry for your loss…………. praying for your family ………..what a sweet lady and gracious hostess the times my mom visited Atlanta and we were lucky enough to visit with you …………..sweet memories of visiting your house when my brothers, sisters and I were young …………….. what a fun place ……………… she holds a place in many hearts

  2. I am deeply grateful for the memories our families shared over the years. I pray for the family in the days and years ahead that the love that she showed and the fond memories will live on in their minds and hearts.

  3. I am sorry to hear about my Aunt Julia.
    I always enjoyed visiting with my Uncle Bobby and Aunt Julia.
    Julia was always such a good host and a great cook.
    She was one of the nicest and kindest you could ever know.

  4. I came to know Mrs. Blahnik thru marriage to her lovely daughter and my wife Ttricia. Since the day we met, She made her home mine – with sweetness and kindness. She was like a second mother to me and she always made sure I was well fed during our regular Saturday night dinners. We will strive to celebrate her life, remembering her funny ways and not dwell on the sadness that her departure brings us. My wife and I suffered so during her illness, especially towards the end of her journey – being so helpless. Her absence will certainly be felt forever. Mama Blahnik, I know you are in a better place and hope you know how much you are loved and how deeply you will me missed. Tricia and my are heart broken. We love you forever. Manny

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