Myrta Lee Blackwell

July 9, 1923 - October 1, 2007

Myrta Lee Blackwell, age 84, of Garland, Texas passed away October 1, 2007. She was born July 9, 1923, in Collin County, Texas to Charlie and Estee (Harben) Miller. She married Glenn Rivers Blackwell in Dallas, Texas; he preceded her in death on November 13, 1985. Myrta retired in 1985 as a head cashier for Tom Thumb and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son, Robert Blackwell and his wife, Diana of Coppell, Texas; grandchildren, Nathaniel Blackwell and Lora Blackwell; sister, Thelma Christene Barrow; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Charlene McGarrah. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2007, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Darwell Barrow officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends beginning at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., and Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Robert..Sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope you have a lot of good memories to remember her by. Like the time we caught trout by hand and she pan fried them in a cabin in New Mexico. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tommy Lasater, October 5, 2007 My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Ken Sprecher, October 3, 2007 Our prayers are with you, Rose, Katherine and Joel Joel August Krause, October 2, 2007 In memory of Myrta, our prayers are with you and your family. Fritz & Rita Barowsky, October 2, 2007 Robert & Diana, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We Love Yall! Craig & Kimberly Barrow Ronnie & Angelina Kimbelry Barrow, October 1, 2007