Barbara Blevins

May 18, 1939 ~ November 5, 2009

Barbara Joan Pickering Blevins, 70, 606 Pardee Street, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Ms. Blevins was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late John and Olive Stout Pickering. In addition to her parents one daughter, Ruby Blevins, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the King Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, James Ellis and his wife Marsha of Johnson City and Robert Blevins of Johnson City; four daughters, Tommie Sue Metcalf and her husband Timothy of Johnson City, Lisa Dawn Barnett and her husband Jeffery of Jonesborough, Michelle Tolley of Johnson City and Amy Brown and her husband Phillip of Mooresburg, TN; one brother, Glenn Pickering and his wife Judy of Jonesborough; three sisters, Tonya Barnett and her husband Donald of Telford, Dolores Williams and her husband Lloyd of Bluff City and Julia Patricia Taylor of Elizabethton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. On November 5, 2009, our Heavenly Father came to give an angel her wings to fly home. She was the greatest blessing anyone could ever ask for. She spent her entire life devoted to raising her children and helping others. She knew no such thing as a stranger. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. We will miss you each and every day until we meet again. We hold you close in our hearts. We know that you will continue watching over us. May peace and happiness be yours now. The funeral service for Ms. Blevins will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, November 7, 2009 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Bob Edmonds will officiate. The graveside committal service will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM prior to the service.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I am Tommy’s sister from Ohio. Even though I don’t see the family often everyone is still in my heart. My prayers are with all of you. Margaret Price Osborne

  2. Anonymous says:

    Barb you will be missed dearly. Watch over everyone, they will need that. And tho you won’t be here in body we know you will be here in spirit. Goodbye my friend, I love you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Tonya, Pat, Delores , Glen Where has the time gone…..I miss Alabama Street and our times together….I know you guys will miss Barbara….but you will see her again…we will all be together again in god’s kingdom…Words from our LORD…be of good cheer I have over come this world…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Your mom was a wonderful person and we are greatful that we had the opportunity to know her. Although we are unable to be there, our thoughts and prayers are with each of the family.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mom you were our world, our strength, our shelter, and the only love of a parent that we knew. We know that you are at peace and will be rewarded for all the sacrifices that you made. We didn’t miss out on anything from not having a father, you done more

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mom you were our world, our strength, our shelter, and the only love of a parent that we knew. We know that you are at peace and will be rewarded for all the sacrifices that you made. We didn’t miss out on anything from not having a father, you done more than enough to cover for that. Please continue watching over us, I know that you will always be there. We are looking forward to having you be with us at Brittany’s wedding. All our children and grandchildren received the same love from you that we did. I’m looking forward when my time is done to be with you and the Lord! Be happy now Mom as we are for you. Love always Lisa!

  7. Anonymous says:

    We were deeply saddened to hear about your mother and sister. My mother, Linda just found out today about her passing and was so sorry she couldn’t attend the service. Barbara truly was a good ,caring mother, grandmother and friend. I know she will be missed.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I have been blessed! I had the BEST grandma anyone could ever ask for. I have made so many wonderful memories with her throughout the years from our evening walks, baking chocolate cakes with sour cream icing, racing to finish word puzzles, and eating her delicious biscuits and gravy. I will always cherish these memories. Mamaw helped make me the woman I am today. I strive to be more like her. She loved and cared for everyone. I pray that God will give me the strength that she had. The pain hurts really bad right now, but mamaw is no longer hurting. I would much rather deal with this pain than have her suffering. She will always be in my heart and I know that I will see her again. I refuse to say goodbye but instead I love you and I will see you later mamaw!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow, it is so hard to believe that at 1:00 am tomorrow it will 5 months since you left us. I think about you each and every day. There are times when I pick up the phone to call and tell you the good news, then I remember that I can’t. The holidays are really hard with you not here. I have so many wonderful memories with you and I am so thankful for that. I hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration in Heaven. I love you and I will see you again someday! Until then, I hope that you will be with me in spirit and help me carry on.

  10. Anonymous says:

    June 29, 2010 Mamaw, not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I miss you so much! A lot has been going on in life and its hard with you not around. I know that you were watching as James and I got married and when I graduated, I just wish I could have hugged you and made pictures with you. I’ve been under some stress lately and I try to think back to all the memories we made together. You made my childhood the best!! Remembering all the good times we shared brings me happiness! Mom and I talk about you a lot, it makes me feel closer to you, but I always end up crying. I know that you would much rather be in Heaven than in this cruel world. I am trying to have your strength, please ask God to help me with this! I love you and miss you very much! Love always, Brittany

  11. Anonymous says:

    October 28, 2010 Today was a dream come true. We found out that we are having a baby girl. I really wish you were here to share the joy. Taylor Marie will be missing out on the best great-grandma in the world. I know that you will be her guardian angel and watch over her each and every day. Its been almost a year now since you went to Heaven. The pain hasn’t really eased any. I think of you everyday, but I know that you are much happier now. Please continue to watch over us all. Love always, Brittany

  12. Anonymous says:

    November 25, 2010 Today I am thankful for the many wonderful memories we made together. I will cherish them always. I miss you so much and hope that you will continue watching over everyone. See you again someday. Love always, Brittany

  13. Anonymous says:

    January 22, 2011 Mamaw today is my baby shower for little Taylor Marie. I know that if you were still here, you would be getting so excited. I hate that she won’t have the chance to meet you. I know that you would spoil her rotten, just like you did me. Although she may not get to know you here on earth, I will make sure and tell her all about you. I will need you watching over both of us as she comes into this world. I miss you so much!! Love always, Brittany

  14. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe it has been 2 years since you went to Heaven. This day each year will always be really hard for the family. The pain hasn’t really eased any. I miss you more than you will ever know. I would love for you to be here rocking Taylor in your white rocker on the porch. She would love you so much! I have so many great memories with you, but I wanted to make more. I wanted you to be there when Taylor was born and for her first Christmas and birthday. I know that is just me being selfish. I am happy that you are no longer hurting or bothered by the burdens of this world, but it doesn’t make it easier. I wish I would have gotten your phone call earlier that night, maybe things would be different. Now I will never know why you called, which makes it harder. Until I see you again, know that I love you and think of you everyday. You were the best mamaw I could have ever asked for.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe it has been 2 years since you went to Heaven. This day each year will always be really hard for the family. The pain hasn’t really eased any. I miss you more than you will ever know. I would love for you to be here rocking Taylor in your white rocker on the porch. She would love you so much! I have so many great memories with you, but I wanted to make more. I wanted you to be there when Taylor was born and for her first Christmas and birthday. I know that is just me being selfish. I am happy that you are no longer hurting or bothered by the burdens of this world, but it doesn’t make it easier. I wish I would have gotten your phone call earlier that night, maybe things would be different. Now I will never know why you called, which makes it harder. Until I see you again, know that I love you and think of you everyday. You were the best mamaw I could have ever asked for.

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