- Blue, Todd Alexander
- Todd Alexander Blue, of Wytheville, Va. was born August
13, 1987 in Washington, D.C. to John Briggs and Patricia Blue. He departed
this life on September 10, 2007. Todd graduated from George Wythe High
School in 2005. After high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force.
While serving in the Air Force, Todd received many honors. He was stationed
at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D. Todd leaves behind lots of great
memories of him. He was a star athlete in track and field and football.
He was very outgoing, ambitious, and great with helping others deal with
hard situations. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mr. Clarence
Blue, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Patricia Blue; his
father, John Briggs and stepmother, Faith Briggs; one sister, Alvina Blue;
two brothers, Bryan Blue and Patrick Bryant; three wonderful grandmothers,
Ms. Sarah C. Blue, Mrs. Mildred Patterson, and Mrs. Remonia Haskins; two
grandfathers, Mr. Willie Patterson and Mr. Cecil Haskins; ten aunts; four
uncles; one niece; two nephews; and many other friends and family. A memorial
service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at Bethel
A.M.E. Church, 635 E. Main Street, Wytheville, Va. with the Reverend Daryl
E. Beamer, Sr. officiating. Interment will take place at Arlington National
Cemetery in Washington D.C. Arrangements entrusted to Penn's Funeral Home,
- Published in the Roanoke Times on 9/14/2007.