Barbara Church Blackwell

Published 11:27 am Monday, January 4, 2021

Barbara Church Blackwell, 79, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tenn.
She was born on January 11, 1941 in Carter County, a daughter of the late William Frank Church and the late Chloe Kerley Church.
Barbara was a member of Roan Mountain First Baptist Church. She enjoyed games, puzzles and word searches. She was a loving and caring lady who always looked after her friends and family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Blackwell; sisters, Peggy Burleson and Addie Anderson; and a brother, Walter Frank “Jug” Church.
Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory a brother, Roger (Betty) Church of Newland, N.C.; a nephew and caregiver, Frank (Marty) Church of Roan Mountain; special great-nieces, Bailee and Mallory; a host of nieces and nephews; a special friend and nurse at Waters of Roan, Nina Markland; and best buddy and childhood friend, Lynnann “Tip” Julian.
The family will hold a celebration of life for Barbara in the Spring. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the Blackwell family by visiting our website,
The care of Barbara and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland, N.C., (828) 733-2121.

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