JoAnn Holleman Blackburn

April 28, 1943 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 76)


Mrs. JoAnn Holleman Blackburn, age 76 of Roaring River, died Friday, January 3, 2020 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Roaring River Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Wood officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blackburn was born April 28, 1943 in Wilkes County to James E. and Hazel Love Holleman.  JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law.  She was a member of Roaring River Baptist Church and a devoted servant of Christ. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carol Joy Holleman; and two brothers, James “Pete” Monroe Holleman and Bill Holleman.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Uelius Blackburn, of the home; one daughter, Mary Ann Blackburn, of the home; one son, Randy Neal Blackburn and wife, Joan,  of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Alexandra Nicole Blackburn and Garrett Davis Blackburn; and one sister, Mary Edith Sparks of Roaring River. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to Roaring River Baptist Church, 312
White Plains Road, Roaring River NC 28669.

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January 7, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
January 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Roaring River Baptist Church
312 White Plains Road
River, NC 28669

January 8, 2020

3:00 PM
Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery
312 White Plains Road
River, NC 28669

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