Beverly Deanna Blankinchip Rutland, 55, a resident of Citronelle, Alabama passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Beverly always put her family first and she adored her grandbabies. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for the teens and enjoyed spending time with her church family. Beverly fought a long battle with kidney disease, but always remained positive with a smile on her face. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Eldora Blankinchip; and brother, Sean Blankinchip. Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Ray Rutland; sons, Jeremy Rutland (Lacey) and Sean Rutland (Kortnie); “dang near a daughter”, Hope Creekmore (Andy); grandchildren, Hunter, Jansen, Laney, and Landen; sisters, Pam Turner (Wayne) and Robin Sowell; brothers, Eddie Blankinchip (Angela) and Jason Blankinchip (Amanda); several adoring nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. The wake will be from 6-9pm Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral service will be 11am Friday, November 2, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Hickman and Bro. Skip Holland officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for memorials to be made to Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Media Fund, attention: Wayne Turner - 278 Shiloh Road, Vinegar Bend, Alabama 36584. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama.
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