Connie Jean Blakely Dendy

Connie Jean Blakely Dendy, 71, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Winchester Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2 PM at Front Royal Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Monroe Avenue, Front Royal with Pastor Steve Guizar, Pastor Sam Blakely and Joshua Lauder officiating. Live streaming will be available through the church Facebook page which can be accessed at
Ms. Dendy was born on July 31, 1949 in Warren County, Virginia to the late James Vance Blakely Sr. and Refa Frances Flick Blakely. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Blakely Jr. and Paul Blakely and her sister, Helen Jenkins.

She was an active member of Front Royal Church of the Nazarene and a graduate of Warren County High School. She most recently worked as a security guard for RAC security in Front Royal. Connie will forever be remembered for her love of God, family and friends, for her laughter and for her ability to tell stories to both the young and the old.

Survivors include her two step sons, Donnie Roop of Front Royal and Josh Roop of Hagerstown, Maryland; two brothers, Pastor Sam Blakely of Michigan and Hank Blakely of Front Royal; six sisters, Lil Eshelman, Barbara Weatherholt, Brenda Siegert and Karen Lauder all of Front Royal, Linda Santmyers of Strasburg, Virginia and Mary Cunningham of Rileyville, Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Front Royal Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Monroe Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

  3 comments for “Connie Jean Blakely Dendy

  1. Pam Foster
    January 13, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Connie, it was later in our lives we were getting to know each other. I always knew of my family….and loved them knowing that. I did not grow up around many family and I love being around all now. You wrapped me in faith and love and comfort when my mama went Home. I want that for you now as you are also now Home. I love you…always pray for you and rest of family. I miss you…love you!

  2. Blue Mountain Property Owners Association
    January 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Connie… were an awesome person to know and a terrific security guard at our lake last summer. We so looked forward to having you return. But God, in His infinite wisdom and love, called you home to paradise. Bless you, Connie, and Rest in Peace.

  3. KorenaGarretson
    January 17, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Aunt Connie,
    You were the best! I always looked forward to hanging out with you in the summers. You were always the life of the party, never casted judgement & never told on me for my mistakes. I miss you so much and am so heart broken.
    After I wrote my first novel, you told me how much you enjoyed my book and how you couldn’t wait for the next one. You told me that you wanted to write your story and asked for my help. You promoted my book to family and friends and told me you were my biggest fan! I looked forward to helping you write your story & as saddened that I don’t have that opportunity. But you’re greatest story is written already, by the life you lead and the lives you touched.
    You were a true testament of God’s word and I know in my spirit that when you stood before God at those pearly gates he said, “well done my good and faithful servant. You served me with your whole heart and for that I am well Pleased!”
    Although you are truly missed, you are in a better place, where we all long to go. Your best life is now being lived eternally. U til I see you again, tell God, Jesus and all our loved ones, I love them!

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