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Blanche Carr

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Blanch Carr, was born on August 10,1951 and she peacefully passed away on November 17, 2022. A visitation will be held at the Merle Hay Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 5 to 8 pm (family present from 6 to 8 pm) A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, also at the Chapel, at 1 pm. She leaves behind 7 children.

Please go here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/774280383?h=0c52b0439d to watch the live stream of the celebration of life. The link will remain active, so you may watch again if you wish.

Blanche Louise Carr was born on August 10, 1951, to her King and Queen John Edward Roberson and Katherine Elizabeth Lee Daniels. Blanche lost her mother at an early age and Tiny Mitchell adopted Blanche. Blanche was educated in the Des Moines Public School system and graduated from Tech High in 1968.


Blanche had a very strong work ethic. Early in her year’s Blanche was a bartender at Mickey’s Club. She then went on to be a CNA as well as a daycare provider. She loved going into work and giving out genuine and pure love to her clients and children. It would make their day seeing Blanche come in with a smile.

Blanche like to watch Sci-fi, and she loved to eat at Famous Dave’s. Blanche also loved rapper “Starlitio” When she heard him, she would cut the rug. Blanche also loved her some Anita Baker and smoking her joints. She loved riding in the car with her grandsons Baby Mike and Man Man Boy they would get her going and she would be laughing, telling them she is calling her son Willie, and smoking all at the same time.


Above all Blanche loved her family. She loved her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Blanche would give out love to everyone. She always had an open-door policy. If you needed “anything” and Blanche had it, it was yours. She loved everyone unconditionally.


On November 17, 2022, Blanche’s work on this earth was complete as she answered the master’s call to rest. Waiting to greet her in Heaven were her parents, John Roberson, and Katherine Lee Daniel’s; adoptive mother, Tiny Mitchell; sister’s, Johnnie Mae Handy, Cheryl Daniels-Clinton, Marilyn Lee, Noreen Danforth, and Edith Swanson; grandparent’s, Belinda Randalph, Blanch Lee Powell and Dr. Robert Powell; nephews, Richard Lewis Jr (man man) Henry Dameron, and Sir William; grandsons, Damiko” miko” Carr and Karyree “Rezzy” Henderson.


Left to cherish Blanche’s memory are her children, Willie and John John Carr, Tynika (Eric) Smith, Jolonda “Joboddi” Carr, Mar’Landa “Fatty” Carr, Samika “Sam” Gates and Dominque “Sugar” Carr; sister’s, Karen K. Daniels McCoy(L.J.), Rose M. Daniels and brother, Sammy Daniels; her doggy, Molly, grandchildren, Michael (Baby Mike) Teshe, Jakiya (Tiara), Chamontierra, Howie, Tyshawn, Tyerica, Dayquawne, Stashawna, Kingston, Alisha, Jolisha (Shay) Dreshawn, Allen Jr. (lil Allen) Kishawn, Myisha, Jazelle (Butter Cups) Javon (Fat Daddy) Detavia, D’Tanveon, Janae, Sophie, Manasha, Markeyla, William (man man) Jazsmine (Jazzy) Yazsmin (mookie) Lakita, Dwayne, Lester, Johnnie Mae, and Jacoreyaun; nieces, Nicole, Carletta, Captoria, Tamara, and nephew Richard; best friend/sister Tammy Adams; longtime companion, Joe Nelson.