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Grace A. Blackburn September 1,1956~January 1,2014

blackburn02Grace A. Blackburn 57, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her home. She was born September 1, 1956 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to John D. Willis and Loretta Blackburn. In her early years she was baptized at St. James Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the choir. She was in the first group of the NWA Upward Bound program at the University of Arkansas. She attended Fayetteville High School. She worked at Wyatt’s Cafeteria for fourteen years, Tyson Foods for three years and Superior Industries in Fayetteville for twenty two years. She is preceded in death by her step father, Jack R. Carr; two step brothers, Ernest and Richard Carr; niece, Sasha Blackburn and nephew, leslie Blackburn Jr. Survivors include her two daughters, Akisha Jordan and Jameesia Sigears both of Fayetteville; father, John D. Willis and wife Earlean of Los Angeles, California; mother, Loretta Carr of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Tyrus Taylor and Terrance Deans Jr. both of Fayetteville; five brothers, Lawrence Blackburn Lindsay Blackburn, Leslie Blackburn and wife Angelita , Tommie Jenkins, Stanley Blackburn all of Fayetteville; three sisters, Valerie Blackburn, Cynthia Jenkins and Onita Jenkins; three step brothers, Terry Carr, Jeff Carr and Kelly Carr all of Fayetteville; step sister, Juanita Carr of Little Rock and a host of nieces and nephews. The Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM , Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday at Beards Funeral Chapel with Brother Steve West officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Karmen Adair Allen » 02. Jan, 2014

    Mrs.Loretta and family,
    My condolences to you all on the loss of your Grace. She was always so kind to me and always had that beautiful smile. I know she will be so missed and grieved.
    I am praying for you and your family for peace and the comfort of Gods grace wrapped around you all
    With Love,
    Karmen Adair Allen

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    Dana Williams » 03. Jan, 2014

    I worked with Grace at Superior Industries for years. She was such a sweet lady. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Dana Williams

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    Donna & Frank Johnson » 03. Jan, 2014

    My husband Frank & myself are so sorry for the loss of your mother Grace. Frank & myself worked with your mother for many years at Superior INC. in the machine shop. Grace was always a pleasent woman with a smile on her face. She never said a harmful word about any body. We will miss her dearly.
    Frank & Donna Johnson

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    Colin Olson » 03. Jan, 2014

    My condolences to the family and friends of Grace, I have had the great pleasure to work with Grace for many years, with a lot of good memories. Grace will always be remembered.

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    Diane Vaughn » 04. Jan, 2014

    Miss Loretta and Family I have no words for our loss of Grace, just know that I love you all and may God give us all the strength to carry on.

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    Gail, Barbara, and Toofer Carr » 06. Jan, 2014

    Dear Family,
    Our condolences on the loss of such a kindred spirit. Grace was such an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. There aren’t any heartfelt words that we can say to lessen the pain that you are feeling, but know that you are in our prayers in this difficult time. Many blessings to the family.

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    Wilson DuBois » 06. Jan, 2014

    Miss Loretta,
    I know there aren’t any words of comfort to express your loss of Grace. My condolences to the family, she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. God Bless.

    All my Blessings
    Wilson DuBois

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    Darla and Ronnie Chenault » 06. Jan, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss, I know she is still smiling down on us as she smiled all the time here, Ms. Loretta know our love and prayers are with you and the family during this time, we love you all very much. GOD BLESS!

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    Lisa Gaddy » 06. Jan, 2014

    Ms. Loretta and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Grace was an amazing person with such a kind heart. She was always happy when I saw her in person with a beautiful smile on her face. I will miss her, and I wish I had the opportunity to have visited with her before her passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
    With Love and Sympathy
    Lisa

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    Wilson DuBois » 06. Jan, 2014

    Ms. Loretta and Family,
    I am truly mournful and sorry for your loss of Grace. My Prayers and Blessings are with you and the family in your time of sorrow. May God watch over her soul. I feel blessed to have known Grace.

    Respectfully,
    Wilson DuBois

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    Heyliger Family » 07. Jan, 2014

    Dear Blackburn Family,
    Praying that you’ll be surrounded by God’s comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give.
    Thanking God for Grace’s life and praying for you as you grieve your loss.
    Sincerely,
    The Heyliger Family

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    ed ingram » 07. Jan, 2014

    our prayers are with the family at this time of loss. grace and my mom worked together for years at wyatts. grace always had a big smile for everyone, she will be remembered in my heart and in my prayers. Ed Ingram

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    mike & sandie allen » 08. Jan, 2014

    we are so sorry for the loss of miss grace.we worked with her for many years. we had a lot
    of laughs together. we will miss that smile and that great laugh. i will always remember her
    one saying (sandie when are you bring me some of your good fried chicken).she loved to eat it.
    our heart goes out to each one of you on this day. may god be with you.

    mike & sandie

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    Polly Smart Boyd » 08. Jan, 2014

    I have known Grace for approximately 25 years. She worked for Tyson at the time I did and that’s how I came to know Grace. Grace was a warm, wonderful person with nothing but good oozing from her soul. I will miss her terribly.

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    Name » 08. Jan, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family
    today. May God strengthen you and bless you.
    Love, Marsha Williams

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    Marla Alexander » 08. Jan, 2014

    I remember Grace from Wyatt’s. She was always smiling and such a nice person, God has a new angel !