Laura Blackburn

September 4, 1923 - May 26, 2009

Laura Blackburn, age 85, of Dallas, Texas, passed away May 26, 2009, in Allen. Laura was born September 4, 1923 in Parker, Texas to Grafton and Bertie (Strain) Williams. She graduated from Plano High School in 1941 and then moved to Dallas where she resided for over sixty years. Laura worked as an office manager for Morris Fowler for fifty years and owned the Laura Blackburn Travel Club for twenty-five years. She was also a member of Elmwood United Methodist Church in Oak Cliff for many years. She is survived by her son, James (Jim) Blackburn and his wife, Dale of Plano, Texas; step-son, Kenneth Blackburn of Cedar Hill, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Blackburn and his wife, Kay and Belinda Pruitt and her husband, Kevin; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hsu, Trinity Blackburn, Addison Blackburn, Morgan Pruitt, and Mason Pruitt. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Margaret Hogge and Alice Brunson, and brother, John Williams. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday evening.

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Dear Mimi, I miss you a lot! I wish you could come back and see me! I loved your smile and the way you were alway's happy. You were the BEST great grandma in the world! Love, Parker Parker Spencer, May 31, 2009 Mimi, you are the most wonderful mother-in-law in the world. I thank God for you, and I miss you so much. I know you are enjoying being with the Lord. I will see you again someday. I love you, Dale dale blackburn, May 31, 2009 We send our love to the Blackburn family, and pray that God will strengthen and comfort each one of you in this difficult time of loss. Rich and Linda Terry, May 29, 2009 We are so sorry to read about Laura's passing. She was such a pleasure to visit when Aunt Bess and her shared a room at Victoria Gardens. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! She was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed! Steve, Karen & Melanie Johnston, May 29, 2009 Laura, What can I say about Laura. She was like a mom to me, she was family.More so than my own family. I loved her and she will be missed. Gene M. Fowler p.s.She was good as gold. Gene Morris Fowler, May 29, 2009