Mary Elizabeth Jones Blackwell

November 4, 1925 - June 23, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Jones Blackwell was born November 4, 1925, in Princeton, Texas, and passed to the next life on June 23, 2018, in McKinney, Texas at the age of 92. Her parents were James Robert “Jimmie” and Sarah Elizabeth (Rackley) Jones. She was a nurse’s aide for much of her adult life, working in hospital and nursing home settings.  In her long life, there were endless blessings to count.  Her greatest joys were her friends, family, and Victory Church of McKinney. She will be sorely missed. “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (Psalms 91:11)

Mary Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Rick Blackwell; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Elaine and Pat Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Jack and Elizabeth Harris Duncan; daughter, Linda Harris Rutledge; daughter-in-law, Jayne Harris; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy Blackwell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; many friends and extended family near and far.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, James Jackson (Jack) and Ruth Jones; son, Freddie Lee Harris; and son-in-law, Gerald Rutledge.

A memorial graveside service will be held October 1, 2018, at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.



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Linda, my condolences to you and your family. I remember your mom from Eastward (J.W.Webb Elem). May you and family find comfort in her sweet memories and may perpetual light shine upon her.
Gilda Garcia Garza, June 28, 2018 Heaven has gained an angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all who loved her. Rest in heavenly peace, Granny. Vickie Sportsman Sullivan, June 26, 2018 Mary was such a sweet lady. Prayers lifted for all her family. Denice Burnside Webb, June 26, 2018 Prayers for you Linda and the family Jayne Skinner, June 26, 2018