Mary Blasingame

March 29, 1919 - December 6, 2010

Mary Blasingame, age 91, of McKinney, Texas passed away December 6, 2010. She was born March 29, 1919 in Chambersville, Texas to Nathan Reaves and Barbara (Dalton) Reaves. On August 10, 1948 she married Buford Blasingame. Mary worked as a sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of McKinney. Mary was also a member of Melissa Church of God. She is survived by her sons, Doyle Landers and wife, Dora of Hawkins, Texas, Larry Landers of Princeton, Texas; daughters, Irene Strickland and husband, C.L. of Mineola, Texas, Dorthea Mills and husband, Maxie of McKinney, Texas; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and thirty-one great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Barbara Reaves; husband, Buford Blasingame; sons, Billy Ray Ford and Melvin Blasingame; ten brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 9, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas with Rev. Kelly Montgomery officiating. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Melissa Church of God, 1603 West Harrison Street, Melissa, Texas 75454. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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We rememember Mary when we all used to go to the condos in the summer and have such a good time together. She was a great Lady and friend to us , and she will not be forgot. Love to all the family, and may God bless you. HARLIN & ANN MOUNGER, December 15, 2010 Mary was such a wonderful lady, she will be greatly missed. Dorthea and family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Darla Bandel, December 10, 2010 I am sorry to hear of Mary's passing. God bless each of you during this difficult time. Gloria Rollins Bailey, December 9, 2010 Dear Mary...my Mary Kay friend and director. Had lost touch with you over the past few years but I know you went before Jesus with your head held high and your makeup on perfectly!! Thanks for the memories dear lady and my condolences to the family. Tina Brown, December 8, 2010 We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and Kelly Fitzgerald Kelly Fitzgerald, December 8, 2010 The main thing I remember about Aunt Edna is that she had the knack of making all of us nieces and nephews feel like we were her "favorite." But, the truth was that we were all her "favorites." We will miss her. Wanda & Bobby Jones, December 7, 2010 My prayers go out to all the family.May she rest in peace.Love you'all. Shirley Burnside, December 7, 2010 We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are lifting you all up in prayer. Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, December 6, 2010