Betty Jo (Smith) Blankenship

Born: Thu., Oct. 29, 1936
Died: Mon., May 29, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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Betty Jo Morrison Blankenship age 80 of Whitwell, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.  Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the Church of Christ at Whitwell and a retired Nurses assistant.  She was preceded in death by her parents,    Lester & Iva Smith; sisters, Alberta Griffith, Patsy Carrick, Gloria Ann Walker, Faye Dent Hoosier, Bonnie Watts; brothers, Albert (Snook) Smith, O.B. Smith; infant granddaughter, Amanda Morrison.

Those left to cherish her memories are four children, Dennis Ray Morrison, Stuart (Donna) Morrison, Michael (Patty) Morrison, Ingrid (Steve) Long; first husband, Thomas Ray Morrison; sister, Robena (Patrick) Tate all of Whitwell; brother, Billy (Barbara) Smith of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Raven Johns, Jason (Donna) Morrison, Barrett (Kirsten) Long, Jacob (Destiny) Long; great grandchildren, Clay Johns, Kendall Johns, Kasen Long, Jasic Long; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends; special friend, Willie Blankenship.

Family will receive friends 4-8PM, Thursday, June 1, 2017.
                                                9-11AM, Friday, June 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 11AM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Adam Boggess officiating.  Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.

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Keesha N. Curtis
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Ingrid, I am so sorry. I will keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Karl
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Prayers for the family.

Danny Turner
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was alway a great friend when I saw her somewhere or when I came to you'all's house where you all lived as a family. You will all be in my prayer's. GOD Bless You all. I know she's in a better place.

Jacqulyn M. Diggs
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the beautiful memories that you shared sustain you and give you comfort. Know that you were the very best daughter anyone could wish for. Love you, let me know if I can help in any way.

Jackie Diggs

Judy Morrison
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dennis, Stuart, and Michael as you go through the process of giving up your Mom. I know how difficult it is. It seems to never be the same after this happens. You can get peace by knowing death is not the end. You will meet again. I will not be able to attend the funeral, but I will have you in my thoughts. Love.

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