Blackburn, Amanda

Amanda Elise Blackburn

January 5, 1989 - October 29, 2016

Amanda Elise Blackburn, age 27, of McKinney, Texas, passed away October 29, 2016.  Amanda was born January 5, 1989, in Garland, Texas, to Christopher Wayne Blackburn and Dana Michelle Blackburn.  She worked for CGI Technologies and was a member of DFW-ALTA and earned several certifications related to the oil and gas industry.  Amanda attended First United Methodist Church in McKinney.

She is survived by her father, Christopher Wayne Blackburn and Maryann Zucchero of Plano, Texas; stepmother, Roxanne Powell Owens and Harry Owens of Denton, Texas; mother, Dana Blackburn of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Trisha Lozano and husband, Anthony Lozano (and niece Lakelynn) of The United States Air Force stationed in Germany and Emmily Blackburn of Denton, Texas; grandparents, Karen Blackburn and Carley Moore of McKinney, Texas, James C. Blackburn and AZ Blackburn of Garland, Texas, and Edwin Boyce of New Hampshire; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Maxine Boyce and Emma Driver and great-grandmother, Betty Huffman and aunt Debra Briggs.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church Street, McKinney, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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I am so sorry to hear the news. What a terrible loss! Mary VanPelt, January 13, 2017 We are so very sorry for your loss. When the loss of the young happens we wish it were not so. No words will ever give you comfort but know Stephen and I wish we could take this terrible pain and loss away. Sending your family loving prayers and energy. Stephen Tosha, November 4, 2016 Please accept our deepest sympathy during this time of great loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Karen Graves for CJ Miller and Jesse Villarreal, November 4, 2016 To all the family: I am so sorry you are going through the worst time of your life. I know this heartache so personally that it hurts me deeply to see you go through it as well. I would wish it on no one. Know that so many of us love Amanda and her family. She made a huge mark on my life, and I will never ever forget her! She was tough, tender, kind, and determined. There are few hearts as beautiful as hers. I will miss her, but more importantly, I can't wait until I see her again and get to spend eternity with such a beautiful person. God has welcomed home an angel. Debbie Debbie Gates (Michael Harrell's mom), November 4, 2016 Amanda, you have always meant so much to us! My most favorite memory was when we took you to Reunion Tower for your birthday. Watching Jimmy teaching you how to country dance that evening, just melted my heart. What a beautiful young lady you have always been. I will miss you dearly Baby Girl, but I know you are no longer in pain and we will see you again. Love you, Cheryl Cheryl and Jimmy Quillin , November 3, 2016 Amanda was a precious friend to all of us, and had the sweetest spirit, & gentlest of hearts. She will be missed, and very much remembered by all those that she touched in her much too short life with is here. Sincerest condolences to the family...our hearts go out to you. The McNair Family, November 2, 2016 So sorry for the loss of Amanda. She was so loved by her family & will be missed by all of her family & friends. We came to know Amanda well through our friendship with her grandparents Ed & Maxine Boyce. Our thoughts & prayers go with the family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Amanda. Norm & Gayle Odell, November 2, 2016 Thought's and prayers for the Family. From the White family Kyle,Mike,,Gwen,Tonya Kyle White, November 2, 2016 Heaven gained another guardian angel - much too soon but we know you are looking over all your family, especially your little niece. God Bless and hugs to all! Julie Luckey, November 1, 2016 My beloved chicken fried... I can't even begin to find the right or even perfect words for you:( I wish things would have been different but I will never forget the amazing times we had the friendship we built on nothing but chap stick and a boy. I love you so very much and I'm thankful for the time I had with you :) please watch over us. The world will never be the same without that goofy laugh and amazing smile.   Fly high princess
Emma Lou , November 1, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This has been a devastating loss. Amanda was like a daugher to me. I will truly miss her selflessness, her laugh, her beautiful smile and giving heart. We love you Amanda, you will truly be missed. (Momma B) Verneda Ball and family Verneda Ball, November 1, 2016 Honey I don't know what to say, as I haven't seen you since you were just a Little Tike. This I  DO know, you brought untold amounts of love into your Daddy, Sisters, and your Grand Parents and that is a gift, if only for a short period.. to me it is obvious God was in need of an Angel. We ask "why my child, or Loved one" because your already in Heaven with your loved ones who have gone ahead, and we're left here without you want only to see, you again, and hold you again, and this will all happen in our time of passing... as much of a painful event this is, (and it is the worst a family unit can take) it is our pain that we have to wait to see you in Gods own time ..... but know this, you are Loved by many, and your Daddy will still always be there when you need him...I will forever miss the opportunity to get to know the beautiful lady you became ... I will keep a spot in my Heart just for you . I Love you "Little Girl"
Timthy M. Hanson, November 1, 2016 It breaks my heart that we haven't spoken in a few months and now I'll never get to again. You helped me through some rough times in my life and were a great friend when I wasn't. You were always so sweet and full of love and excitement, it truly breaks my heart to know that such a sweet young woman is no longer with us. You were loved by everyone you met and will never be forgotten. I will miss you forever "KT" love Bar Dance.
Bradley Bemis, November 1, 2016
"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"
julie, November 1, 2016 I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I did not know Amanda but I know how much she was loved and how she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen, Carley and the rest of the family. Terri Woods, November 1, 2016 I was very saddened to learn of Amanda's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences as my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time. Crystal J. Clark, October 31, 2016 Amanda will be missed. She exemplified a fighting spirit and brought joy to all who knew her. My prayers go out to her family who were her blessing and her support. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy.
Jan Warren, October 31, 2016 Please accept my deepest sympathy during this time of great loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Margie Waters-Hudson, October 31, 2016 Such a sad day to loose such a vibrate young lady. We will miss her terrible. Lisa Greer, October 31, 2016