Etta Blaylock

March 10, 1926 - January 16, 2004

Mrs. Etta Blaylock, age 77, a devoted mother and grandmother, passed away on January 16, 2004, in Gainesville, Texas. Etta was a resident of McKinney until 1969, a resident of Lake Kiowa and then Gainesville thereafter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Les Blaylock, in 1993. She was a kind-hearted, caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends including those at the Broadway Church of Christ, the Turner Apartments, and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her son, Terry Blaylock and daughter-in-law, Karol Blaylock; grandson, Jeff Blaylock; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 20, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Ray Hilliard officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Monday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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She was a wonderful lady.I loved seeing her every week and the Cosmetology class will miss her very much. Kathryn Nicole Bruce, February 2, 2004 I remember Etta very well when she worked with me at Gainesville Printing Company. She was a very loving lady. Gwen O Richter, January 20, 2004 so sorry to hear of your lost. Etta was a wonderful person. Mrs JR Bradford, January 19, 2004 very sorry for your lost. Etta was a sweet person JR . Bradford, January 19, 2004 Jerry, I had only known your Mother since I moved to the Turner Apartments in August. Just in that short time, I got to appreciate everything about her. I loved her quick wit and marveled at her knowdedge and interest in so many topics of discussion. I will miss seeing and being with her every day. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Woody Vann Thomas, January 18, 2004 My father, J.T.STover, lived at the Turner for 4 years and that is where we all met Etta in 1999. She was the 'hostess' for the Turner, always making sure everyone felt welcome and comfortable and she always made my father feel like he was 'home'. She was always smiling and happy, tho her health was poor. She had more energy than women half her age! She never said an unkind word and just being around her would cheer up the lowest spirt. After my dad's failing vision made it nearly impossible for him to join in the domino and bingo games at the Turner, Etta insisted he 'come on down' and she made sure he made the proper moves, even convincing him he had won games on his own. She always made everyone feel important and included and part of the family at the Turner. And for that I will always be grateful to her and remember her as a beautiful, gracious lady. Barbara and Mike Roeder, January 18, 2004