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Wanda Lee Parker Blackburn

Published 5:17pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wanda Lee Parker Blackburn

March 28, 2013

Wanda Lee Parker Blackburn, R.N., 62, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at home surrounded by her family after a long illness.

Wanda was born June 19, 1950, to the late Charles and Earnestine Parker. She loved being with her family and friends and she never met a person she did not like. She attended Red Bay High School. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and then went on to become a Registered Nurse (RN) in June 2001. She was an instructor of LPN Nursing and was selected as Nurse of the Year of Tennessee in 2004.

She was a compassionate and caring person and was loved by her patients, co-workers and nursing students. She was a member of Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay.

Services were Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Trinity Assembly of God, Red Bay, with Bro. David Kelley and Rear Admiral Joseph H. Miller officiating. Burial was in Burnout Cemetery, Vina.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Norris Blackburn, Vina; one son, Norris “Paul” Blackburn, II and wife, Amber, White Pine, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Norris Paul “Trey” Blackburn III, Allison Lanier “Alie” Blackburn, both of Arab, EmaLeigh Grace “Emmy” Blackburn, Mikylah Beth “Ky Bug” Blackburn, Addyson Hope “Addy” Blackburn, Alexis Marie “Lexi” Blackburn and Anna Katherine Norwood, all of White Pine, Tenn.; two sisters, Ann Massey, Red Bay, and Cathy Miller and husband, Rear Admiral Joseph H. Miller, Apollo Beach, Fla.; one brother, Tommy Parker and wife, Gaye, Little Rock, Ark.; her mother-in-law, Ruby D’Arcey “Dot” Honeycutt, Red Bay; brothers-in-law, Dwight Blackburn, Columbus, Miss., Charles Blackburn, Columbia, Tenn., and Kenny Blackburn, Burnout, and two sisters-in-law, Brenda Thorn, Red Bay, and Leisha Inman, Florence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law, Barney Lee Blackburn and a brother-in-law, Harold Massey.

Pallbearers were Kenny Blackburn, Charles Blackburn, Trey Blackburn, Tommy Parker, Harold Coats and Paul Blackburn. Honorary pallbearer was Rear Admiral Joseph H. Miller.

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