Justin Kalief Blanton

February 25, 2001 ~ August 14, 2020 (age 19)


On Friday, August 14, 2020, Justin Kalief Blanton, beloved son of Debbie Ann Reyes Blanton and Jeffrey K. Blanton, (who predeceased him in 2003), tragically departed this life at the age of 19. Born in Flint, MI, on February 25, 2001, he was raised and educated in Springfield and was a graduate of Central High School. Justin was business owner in Springfield. He owned and operated, Ace, a smoke shop, on Central Street, and, along with his brothers, was co-owner of Blanton Landscaping. Justin was a kind-hearted, good natured young man, with an infectious smile, and laughter that could light up the room and brighten your day. He leaves behind his loving mother, Debbie of Springfield; siblings, Tiarra Thomas, Shaquan and Andre Blanton a favorite aunt, Lisa and cousins Raven and JoJo all of Springfield. Justin is also survived by many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and other extended family members that adored him and will love him for eternity. At this present time, a private service of remembrance will be held for Justin’s family. A memorial service will be set at a later date. For those who wish to leave an online condolence please visit:


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Hafey Funeral Service
494 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

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