Barbara Dianne Blackwell, age 75, of Summerville, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 15, 2022.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1946, to the late Buford and Mary Ruth Smith. Mrs. Blackwell was employed with Mohawk Industries for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, admired by many and known to all simply as Nanny. She loved sitting on her front porch enjoying her two cats and feeding her squirrels and birds. She was a member of Berryton Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Odell Johnston; brothers, Wayne, Joe, and Martin Smith; and sisters, Lou Payne, Faye Buffington, and Redonna Green.
Surviving are her husband of 58 loving years of marriage, Bob Blackwell; three daughters, May Ann (Donny) Blackwell, Karen (Steve) Odom, and Renee Blackwell; five grandchildren, Brittney (Michael) Nicholson, Dustin Blackwell, Erika (Keith) Simmons, Sara Jo Haney and Jacob Odom; seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Evie Nicholson, Jet Johnson, Dartey Robert and Sutton Grace Blackwell and Sophia and Greyson Simmons; sister, Cindy (Jim) Cotten; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, at 3 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Payne, Bro. Kenny Payne, Bro. Russ and Misty Blackwell officiating, emtombment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers will be Donald McGraw, Rodney Blackwell, Clint Dillard, Luke Blackwell, Bobby Brown, and LaBranne Willingham. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mohawk Industries Employees.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.