Lori Michelle Blanton was born on September 24, 1970 in Seattle, WA to the union of Beverly and Floyd Blanton Sr. She attended Madrona, & Leschi Elementary, Meany Middle School and Garfield High School. In 2016, she graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. Lori was an active member of Faith Tabernacle World Ministries, where she loved to praise and worship. She was a loving, fun, free spirited woman who always helped others in need.
Lori is preceded in death by her parents Beverly R. Blanton and Floyd J. Blanton Sr. She is survived by her brothers Floyd J. Blanton Jr. and Jermaine A. Blanton, sisters Crystal A. Evans, Mary Lyles, and Caitlin Abel, nieces Cherrise A. Mitchell and Myesha R. Mitchell and a host of many relatives and friends.