Mattie Church Blackburn

June 14, 1941 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 78)


Mrs. Mattie Church Blackburn, age 78 of Purlear, wife of Harold Blackburn, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Wilkes Senior Village.

 Private Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dwayne Andrews officiating.     

Mrs. Blackburn was born June 14,1941 in Wilkes County to Troy Alton and Lora Mae Faw Church.  She was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church.  

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.

She is survived by her husband; Harold Clay Blackburn of the home, four daughters; Debbie Blackburn of Purlear, Patricia Wyatt and husband Jeffrey of North Wilkesboro, Beth Johnson and husband Roy of Purlear and Christian Cardwell and husband Kevin of Millers Creek, eight grandchildren; Jennifer Wyatt, Matthew Wyatt, Emilee Hartley, Courtney Pierce, Madison Huffman, Seth Hartley, Haley Cardwell and Hannah Ortiz, two sisters; Janie English of Drexel and Sue Shumate of Biloxi, MS and one brother; Troy Leon Church of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro, NC  28659

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Graveside Service
October 1, 2019

2:00 PM
Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery
395 Lewis Fork Church Road
Purlear, NC 28665


American Cancer Society
PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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