Mary Conner Blake Gorman

Published 10:30 am Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mary Conner Blake Gorman passed away during the evening hours of October 9, 2015 at her home, Blakely. She was 95.

Mary Conner was born September 17, 1920 in Pass Christian, MS to Daniel Warren and Elizabeth Madden Blake.

In her earlier life, she grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and enjoyed sailing and playing with her much beloved dogs, Pal and Rusty.  She began a modeling career with the John Robert Powers Agency in her late teens and was a Lucky Strike Girl.  She joined the WAACS serving in World War II. She was a life- long dog lover, an avid gardener and a member of the Colonial Dames.

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She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gorman and sons, James E. Gorman Jr. (Jan), Michael Blake Gorman and Robert Frank Gorman; grandchildren, Katherine Stone Callis (Frank), Bernard E. Stone (Shannon), Nathan Gorman, Erin Gorman, Taylor Gorman, James E. Gorman (Kristin), Robert Blake Gorman; and 2 great grandchildren, Jacks Callis and Madden Callis along with many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Gorman was predeceased by her husband, James E. Gorman; her parents, D. W. and Elizabeth Blake; her daughter, Katherine Sullivan Gorman, sister, Elizabeth Lewis Madden (Nones) and brothers, D. C. Blake (Frances), Paul Nones (Louise) and daughter-in-law, Cindy Gorman (Michael).

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.

A private memorial service will be arranged at a later date.