Blanche Emma Hedricks Wise, recently of Edgewater is now the Master Line Dancing Instructor in Heaven. God signed her contract for Eternity on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2pm followed by an Ice Cream Social at Christ Community Church, 1210 Mission Rd., New Smyrna Beach. Fl 32168.
Blanche was born January 7, 1917, in Laurel Springs, New Jersey to Walter and Emma Falls Hedricks both from Pa. Blanche graduated from Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, Pa. and later married John Butterworth Wise, a Champion Basketball Player and Coach in Philadelphia. She attended Third Christian Church in Philadelphia, Grove Methodist Church in West Chester, Pa, Big Pine Methodist where she was involved in the United Methodist Women, President of the Lower Keys Woman’s Club and Christ Community Church in New Smyrna Beach. She taught Bible Classes and Bible Studies. She was also a Moosette.
Blanche and John retired to Ocean City, New Jersey and then moved to Big Pine Key, Fl in 1976. Evan after the death of John in 1983, Blanche continued to live in the Keys until 2001 when she moved to Edgewater to be closer to family.
Blanche was an avid line dance choreographer and instructor and took her troupe throughout the Florida Keys and even had a small group at the Brannon Center in 2001-2002.
Her interests were Line Dancing, Bowling, Exercise Class, Travel, Theater, Music, the Arts, Chocolate of any kind, Chocolate Chip Cookies and above all “Ice Cream.”
Blanche is survived by her two sons, John Walter Wise (wife Regina) of New Smyrna Beach, Fl and Donald James Wise (wife Eileen) of Jacksonville, Fl., by her six Grandchildren, Kerri Wise Harrelson, Edgewater, Fl, Eric Wise, Edgewater, Fl, Kati Wise Williams (Husband Dave) Blacksburg, Va., Michael Wise, Jacksonville, Lauren Wise, New York and Daniel Wise of Jacksonville and four Great Grandchildren, Kyle Harrelson, Bricelyn Harrelson, Maggi Williams and Hayli Williams.
In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the charity Art is…Creation at 1220 Commodore Dr. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 or on the website www.artiscreation.org.