Graveside funeral service for Ms. Margaret Eldora Qualls Blackwelder Blackburn, age 94, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2PM on January 2, 2021 at Gatlin Cemetery with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11AM until 1PM at Parks City Baptist Church.
Margaret was born on May 18, 1926 in Savannah, TN to the late William Andrew and Susie Bauguss Qualls. She also worked on the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge and also in retail sales at Watson’s and the National Store. Margaret was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and her family. She was a devoted pastor’s wife. Margaret was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Park City Baptist Church for fifty years. She loved gardening, especially her tomatoes, and working in her flowers. Margaret passed away on December 29, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.
Margaret is survived by her children, Mark Blackwelder of Fayetteville, Janice (Charles) White of New Market, AL, David (Cindy) Blackwelder of Mulberry, and Murray (Carla) Blackwelder of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Corey (April) White, Mark Blackwelder, Jr., Michael White, Cayla (Cody) Smith, and Owen Blackwelder; great-grandchildren, Blakely Smith, Breken Smith, Dani White, Isaac White, and Loralai Perkins; and her beloved dog. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband’s, Rev. M.O. Blackwelder and Sam W. Blackburn; siblings, Lee Andrew Qualls, Grady Qualls, Parker Qualls, Helen Pettit, and Jack Qualls, along with pecial friend, Thomas Honey.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Margaret’s cargivers, Debbie Moore, Peggy Holder, Angie Neal, Jeanine Horvath, Sherrie Maddox, Lissa Burton-Wingo, and Pat Knott, along with the staff at Lincoln Home Health and Hospice and Lincoln Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Margaret Eldora Blackwelder.
Don and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.
We loved your mother. We called her Moma when Gwen and I worked with her at the National Store.
Mothers sure are special.
You have our deepest sympathies.
Scott and Gwen Shelton
I will always tresure our outings and heart to heart talks. Thank you for letting me one of your sitters.
So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady. Always enjoyed talking with her. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. God Bless You All, Mary & Teresa Partin, Billy McGehee
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort your families during this time.
I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and yours.
Murray so sorry about the loss of your mom.
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Prayers be with you all.
Murray and family. So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I remember her as a very sweet and kind lady. She had the sweetest smile. Our sympathies are with all of you during this time.
so sorry for your loss Margaret and I worked together at Watsons . Loved her she was a very sweet person
Janice, Mark, David, and Murray,
I am so sorry for this tremendous loss to you and grateful for the sweet reunion that is going on in Heaven! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.
Murray ,Mark and all the Family. Our Heart goes out to your entire Family during this most difficult time.Such A Beautiful Southern Lady loved by all she came in contact with.A Beautiful Smile and caring Heart.Heaven has definitely gained another Angel.Love and Prayers to you all.Brenda & Joe Burns and all of VoodooCustoms
I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers for all of you🙏🙏
Very sorry to learn of Mrs, Blackwelder passing, may God comfort each of you.
I am so sorry for the loss of a your mom. You are in my prayers.
Sending Prayers to the family from Rhonda and Dorothy Qualls . She was a loved and special lady who will be deeply missed .
For a special friend sending love to the family at this time . Dorothy Qualls
Prayers for the family for this special lady . Heaven has gained an angel . She will be missed by everyone who knew her . Rhonda Qualls Cagle
The Blackwelder’s are very special to me and I’m deeply saddened for the loss of this special matriarch.
I enjoyed talking to Ms Eldora every time I saw her. She came to the family dinners with Mr. Honey and Mother and Daddy enjoyed visiting with them so much. Ms Eldora was a beautiful lady inside and out and was respected and loved by all who knew her. We will miss her. Prayers for comfort and peace in the days and months ahead.
Condolences to the family . She was a great. Influence on me. You are in our prayers.
I am sorry to hear of the lass of your mother. My prayers and thoughts go up for you during this time of loss.
Murray and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.
I always enjoyed Ms. Blackwelder when my grandmother Corrine Beard took us to her house or she came to visit her. Lots of memories of her. I’m sure that they are rejoicing being together again. Sorry for your loss.
With our sincere sympathy to the family. I love your mom a beautiful lady inside and out. Love to all Hod bless
Lynn and Marcella Scott
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers during the coming days.
So sorry to hear about Ms Eldora. She was a very special lady. My Thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Sorry to read of Ms Blackwelders passing. Prayers for the family. May God hold and comfort each of you.
I’m so sorry for you loss
I am so very sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful lady and Godly influence to so many. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.
I am so sorry about your loss. Ms Eldora was a special lady. I always enjoyed talking to her .She was always a beautiful sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With Love ,Judy
We are sorry for the loss of your Mom. Reading about her tells all we need to know about the great legacy she has left us all in the lives of her children. A fine wife and Mom. Bless all of you.
We are so sorry for your loss praying for you all
So so sorry for all of y’all loss. She was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure of know. Prayers going up for all of you.
So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Our thoughts are with you all.
My heart is broken for the loss of Ms Eldora. I feel as though I lost another parent. I was so blessed to have had her in my life…not only was she my dads special friend she was the whole Honey family friend…I will always love Ms Dora like a second mother… My prayers are with you all now and in the days to come….
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and was like family to us. She will be missed greatly. All of you are in our hearts and prayers.
Condolences to all family and friends in the passing of Ms. Blackwelder. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are deeply saddened by your loss. She was a sweet lady and a dedicated Christian!!
So sorry for your loss. She was such a great lady, who aways friendly with a beautiful smile. She will truly be missed.
I am so sorry to hear this and I send my prayers fir the family
so very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers!
God Bless the Blackwelder family as they celebrate a life well lived through their loved one. My sincere condolences.
So sorry for your loss
She was a great caring lady
I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of Ms. Margaret. She was a grand and beautiful lady. I pray for comfort for her precious family. May she rest forever in peace.
I’m so sorry for you loss
To all the family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gary & Jo Ann Thompson
Murray and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! God Bless you and your entire family!
Loved mrs. Blackwelder and considered her a great friend. Will be praying for all of you. She will be greatly missed.
We sure did love Mrs. Eldora! She was a wonderful blessing in our lives, a faithful friend and a great encourager. We’re praying for the family. Our Love!
What a blessed life she lived! So sorry for your loss, hold onto all those great memories! Sending prayers to family!!
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
I enjoyed our conversations about cooking. She also told me many stories about her life that were inspiring. I will miss Ms Margaret.
Condolences to the family ,
Murray and family , so sorry to learn of your loss. May The Lord give you strength snd peace at this difficult time
I’m so sorry for your loss, loved your mom prayers for all