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Janice Carol Blackstone

March 8, 1938 - March 20, 2022

Janice Carol Blackstone passed away March 20, 2022 in McKinney, Texas at the age of 84. She was born to Jessie Cummings and Estalee (Bates) Smith on March 8, 1938 in Uvalde, Texas. Janice was a third generation Uvaldian. In high school, Janice got acquainted with her husband, Clay of 36 years. Together they had 4 children. After Clay passed away in 1991, Janice got a job managing the Chamber of Commerce in Alamo, Texas. She thoroughly enjoyed her time with the chamber. In 2005, Janice and Bob got in touch after 50 years. They were acquaintances in high school and in 2006 they were married. They went to the First UMC of Allen and rarely missed a service, even watching on the Ipad during times she could not go in person. Janice always kept in touch with her family. In doing so, this kept all her family and extended family close to her even over the physical distance between them. Janice’s family will greatly miss her sense of humor and ability to bring their spirits up when they were feeling low. Most of all, her family will miss her personal touch she put into everything. Her clothes, her birthday cards, her letters and so much more all had a piece of Janice to show.      

She is survived by her husband, William Robert “Bob” Blackstone of Fairview, Texas; son, William Riley “Billy” Blackstone and wife, Charissa of San Tan Valley, Arizona; son, Robert Timothy “Tim” Blackstone and wife, Kelly of Houston, Texas; son, Paul Clay Prickett III and wife, Cindy of Houston, Texas; daughter, Piper Jackson and husband, Herschel of Donna, Texas; daughters, Pam and Paige Prickett of Donna, Texas and a host of other loving family and friends.

Janice is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clay Prickett II, and parents, Jessie and Estalee Smith, and sister, Betty Smith Sparks.

The family will receive guests from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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I remember Aunt Janice always had the best homemade snacks and goodies for us to munch on while we played games. It was always a treat getting to visit Aunt Janice. I will be praying for God’s comfort for her loved ones. Luke Swinnea, March 24, 2022 We are so sorry to learn of Janice's passing. She made both of us feel such a part of the Donna FUMC family- firstly Robert when he was single & then myself, when I started coming to church there with Robert. She played such an integral part in the church community. Robert would tell me that he had been part of the "Singles" group at the church- that was all women & him the lone male ,a number of years younger than them.He loved planning some of their activities & never minded if "his ladies," needed mechanical help with their cars. So when, I started coming to church with Robert, Janice & the "two Barbara's" we're my welcoming committee. I can't remember ever feeling such a sense of belonging , as with them. When Robert & I were about to get married, it was Janice & the two Barbara's, who approached us & said they would like to host a reception for us following the ceremony in the church hall. And they did such a beautiful job, decorating the hall, serving coffee, tea , sandwiches & dainties. They certainly helped make our day extra special. A few years later, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, those three Sweethearts, stepped up & offered to drive from Donna to take me to my chemo treatments & stay with me, as Robert was working. Janice, also, got Pam to fill in for one of them on occasion. And every week, Janice would send me a get well card, or card of encouragement. I appreciated them so much. She, also, would send us devotional books & for many years after that. Your Wife & Mother was such a loving, caring person. We were so happy for her, when she connected with her old friend from her youth. She was like a young girl in love. And happy for both of you, when you got married at Donna FUMC, even though it meant she would be moving away. For years after that, we continued to keep in touch with Christmas cards with a letter to catch up. God bless you all. Your Wife & Mother was truly a remarkable women. Robert & I were truly blessed to have known her.
Robert & Shelley Boyd, March 23, 2022