Emma Matilda Blind
Thursday 15th of January 1942 - Friday 15th of November 2019
Emma Matilda Blind, 77, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Miami, FL passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 15, 2019.
Emma, originally from Venezuela moved to the United States at a young age to attend college. Emma graduated from the University of Kansas. Following college, she moved to New York to marry Marvin Blind. After living in NY, they moved to West Palm Beach, FL and opened Bagel Stop Bakery. After living in Florida, Emma moved to Kentucky to be with her son. Later in her life, she resided at Northpoint Health Care in Lexington whom assisted with her care while she became ill with Alzheimer’s Disease. Many thanks to the staff who watched over her during this time.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Maria Montero and husband Marvin Blind. She was also preceded in death by several of her 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son Glenn Blind and his husband Doug Smith of Lexington, KY, daughter Debra Duckett and her husband Jimmy of Ten Mile, TN, and son Eric Blind and his wife Diane of Loxahatchee, FL. She is also survived by sisters Miriam Contreras of Miami, FL and Carlina Humphrey of West Palm Beach, FL and her brother Ray Montero from Miami, FL. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members, and many close friends who loved her dearly. Emma never met a person she did not like and always had a smile on her face.
Services will be at Milward's - Man O' War, (1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, KY 40515) in Lexington. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. The funeral will begin at 1:00pm followed by burial at the Lexington Cemetery.
Donations can be made in memory of Emma to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation PO Box 34184 Lexington, KY 40588
James n Mark Estes-Preuettsays
Glenn: We send you our Love n deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are are with you and your family. James n Mark Lithia, Fl
My aunt remembered her a lot for her good look, her laughter reached all the space in the house. Tía descansa en paz junto a mi papá, abuela y Tios que te acogen con los brazos abiertos.
Miss Emma was so sweet. She will be so missed by so many but I’m thankful for the memories and that she is with the Lord and no longer in pain. You are so beautiful and now you’re even more beautiful in the radiant light of Jesus. As you used to tell me “you’re special”. ❤️
I will always treasure Emma. She married my nephew Marvin Blind. I have very very fond memories of her and spent quality time with her Marvin RIP. and her family. She will be missed. Prayers for her and family. RIP Emma.
Janet and Arthur Wilinskysays
I write this message with a broken heart. We first met Emma over 50 years ago when Marvin brought her to meet us. Marvin was like my brother and Emma quickly became my sister. Millions of memories of all the years of dinners together, weekends together and our house or at their house. All the vacations and holidays that we spent together as family. Watching our children growing up. Emma had a heart of gold loving and caring, always smiling and laughing and having fun and the endless jokes the four of us always had. Whoever met her loved her. We have missed her during these years of illness. Rest in peace Emma andknow that you will be missed terribly. 💔We love you.
Loved Emma so very much, she had a smile that would light up your heart. , made you enjoy seeing her . Always hugging and thanking you for everything. I was truly blessed to not only know her as a friend and neighbor, but I got to watch over her in her later days of life. Thank you for that blessing. Love and prayers.