Elva Widing Blosat, age 87, went home to live for eternity with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Born November 16, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, she lived and served in ministry for 50 years along side her husband, a Baptist pastor, in Kansas, Brooklyn, NY and Kingston, NY before retiring and settling in Holly Springs, NC in 2000. Elva will be remembered most for her love of Jesus and love of all people.
Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Rev. Norman Blosat; three daughters and their spouses, Deborah and Anthony Bruno, Norelle and Wayne Lutke, and Erica and David Burdine; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Elva was preceded in death by her parents, her three siblings, and her two infant children, Paul and Brenda.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Fellowship of Christ, 1788 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and may be given, in Elva's honor, to the "benevolence fund" to help those in need, at either of the following churches: First Baptist Church, 73 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, or Fellowship of Christ at above address.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Retreat at Cary, the residential care home where Elva lived for the past 11 months, and the staff at Heartland Hospice Care, for their excellent care and compassion.
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Elva, you do not know me as we did not have the chance to met before you went to be with our Lord. I just wanted to say thank you for Pastor David. I am still blessed to be with my wife Monica and I know how much she has impacted my life and helped me to be the man I am in Christ. David has been a good mentor to me in my faith these past few years. The Lord is still using him to help others. I look forward to the day to meet you and to have David introduce us when we have all put on immortality. Till then, we will continue our labors here till you come with the Lord to get us or we join you in His presence. May God's eternal joy and peace be with you. ~in Christ, Rich Chatfield (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Submitted by Rich Chatfield on May 24 2017 01:00:17 AM
Erica and family, please know my prayers are with you. As it has been quite some time since I have seen your mom, my favorite memories are of coming to your house on Elmendorf Street to walk to Brigham school. I remember being in your kitchen with you, your mom and dad and having scripture read to us before setting out on our day. I always felt so welcomed in your house and can honestly say they were two people whom without being aware helped shape my faith in Christ. I know she will be missed by many.
My love to you,
Carrie Dietz Bailey
Submitted by Carrie Dietz Bailey on May 19 2017 08:01:59 AM
We are with you by heart and prayer in these times always painful for those who remain.
But we will keep wonderful memories of our Elva, our American Granny. We shared such beautiful moments in France and the USA. And we were so touched by his faith, his devotion and his love for others. It has been and will remain a living testimony to a joyful and fulfilling Christian life, at all times and in spite of difficulties. We share your sorrow and pray that the Lord of compassion will put your peace in your hearts, especially in that of Norman. We are far away by the kilometers but close to you anyway. May the LORD keep you and bless you all.
Marc Cerisier Family
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Submitted by CERISIER Family (France) on May 18 2017 04:46:28 PM
Sweet, gracious, loving PPW (as Norm always called her..."perfect pastor's wife"). Full of life and hospitality, always looking for ways to serve others.... when she was listening to you, you were the only person in the world to her at that moment. She will be terribly missed but her legacy lives on through her amazing daughters and their family members! Jesus be glorified through a life well lived!
Submitted by Dorothy Credendino on May 18 2017 11:36:53 AM
I'll always remember Elva as an example of beauty & grace & her love for Jesus.
Submitted by Nancy Firm on May 18 2017 10:33:06 AM
A sweet, beautiful and gentle woman. She always had love on her face <3
Submitted by Heidi Harian on May 18 2017 09:42:59 AM
I remember Elva taking me below her office in First Baptist to get ready for my baptism. She gave me a hug and said "this is a special day for you and the Lord" she always had a smile and a gentle hug usually accompanied by a caramel candy.
Submitted by Tiffany Garcia on May 18 2017 09:23:25 AM
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