Edith Roberts Blackwell, 90, Johnson City, TN, passed away, Monday April 1, 2013, at her residence in Johnson City, TN, following a brief illness.
Edith was a Scott County, VA, native and was the daughter of the late William Roberts and Gertrude Isaacs Money.
She was a graduate of Dungannon High School and Whitney Business School, Kingsport, TN.
Edith was previously employed by the Scott County School System as a secretary at Dungannon High School.
She was a former member of the Dungannon United Methodist Church and The Women’s Society of Christian Service.
Edith enjoyed varied interests and was an avid reader and traveled extensively in the later years.
In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Blackwell, in 1988; her brother, William Roberts; a sister, Joyce Jackson; and her grandson, David Brian Blackwell.
She is survived by her daughter, Lennie Story, Johnson City, TN; sons, Michael Blackwell, of Johnson City, TN, Samuel Blackwell and wife, Brenda, Weber City, VA, Douglas Blackwell and wife, Anna Lee, Dungannon, VA; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister, Maxie Wampler and husband, Joe, Kingsport, TN; sister, Arthene Roberts Robinson, Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Jean Roberts, Kingsport, TN; brother, Dennis Money and wife, Lyndall, Washington State; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Amediysis Hospice and Medihome Private Care; and also to Dr. Frank Johnson and Gary Story for their caring and dedication.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 Friday, April 5, 2013, at Gate City Funeral Home.
Following visitation, there will be a memorial service conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jackie Strickler officiating.
The graveside committal service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Fincastle Church Cemetery, Dungannon, VA.
For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Dungannon United Methodist Church Building Fund.
An online guest register is available for the Blackwell family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Edith Blackwell.