Irene Gail Blackstone Toomey

Augusta, GA – Irene Gail Blackstone Toomey, 79, wife of the late Timothy Robert Toomey, entered into rest Tuesday, December 8,2020.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 3:00 PM from Mt Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, 3965 Deans Bridge Rd, Hephzibah, GA, with Pastor Jeff Donaldson officiating.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside.

Mrs. Toomey, daughter of the late Willie James Blackstone and Paul Lemuel Blackstone, Sr, was a hairdresser in Augusta for over forty years and the owner of Irene’s Hair Benders on Kings Way.  She attended Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Verna Lee Gail Smith (Tim), of Trenton, and Lemuel Virgil Rikard (Lilly), of Hephzibah; her grandchildren, Nathaniel James Rikard, Jason Lee Rikard, Amelia Irene Rikard, and Craig Douglas Alley; her brothers, Paul Lemuel Blackstone, Jr, William Blackstone (Peggy), and Tedford Eugene Blackstone (Eddylynn); her sister, Doris McGuire; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 12, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Encompass Hospice for their exceptional care.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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