Nannie Madell Blackerby

May 12, 1919 - September 21, 2014

Nannie Madell Blackerby was born May 12, 1919 in Red River County in East Texas to Fred Wagoner and Alice Reynolds Wagoner. Her family moved to Ector and she graduated from Ector High School. She married Samuel David Blackerby on March 2, 1940. They resided in the Ely community for their entire married life and were life-long members of the Marvin Methodist Church. She departed for Heaven on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

They worked together on the farm and reared four children. When the youngest started to school, Madell went to work as a seamstress and worked in garment factories in Whitewright, Bonham, Denison and Sherman.

Her husband, S.D. became disabled and she retired to care for him in their home for nine years until his death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son, David Blackerby, sisters Grace Nash and Gladys Whitt, brother, Luther Wagoner and her parents. Survivors include children, Delinda Lough and husband, Jim, of Sherman; Susan Stegall and husband, Herman, of Meridian, MS, son Ted Blackerby and wife, Nancy, of Arlington, TX and daughter-in-law, Jane Blackerby of Leonard. Grandchildren include Scott Blackerby and wife Kelli, Mark Blackerby and wife, Kacey, John Blackerby and wife Wendy, West Blackerby and wife Erin and Jimmy Lough. Great grandchildren include Seth, Brooke, Ella, Avery and Mason Blackerby and Zoe and Gavin Lough. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the Marvin Methodist Church in the Ely community with nephew, Rev. Mickey Wagoner, Rev. Adam Spore and Rev. Dee Morton presiding. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright. Family visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday September 23, 2014 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel at Leonard.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to caregivers, Joane Armstrong, Kathy Ray, Lorene Tadlock, Angela Myers, Sara Keenan and Daphna Boatwright for their compassionate and loving care during her last months. Sincere gratitude is expressed to the staff of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties, who gave Madell and the family such comfort and reassurance during her illness and final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Marvin Methodist Church c/o Geraldine Hicks, NW 1249 Hwy 11, Whitewright, TX 75491 or to Home Hospice of Grayson County, 505 West Center, Sherman, TX 75090.

God has called his angel home and we praise and thank Him for her beautiful life with us for these precious years.

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Dear Mark and Kasey and family, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your grandmother, Madell Blackerby. Mary-k Ashley Wilson, September 24, 2014 So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy. Gary Smith, September 24, 2014 Susan,Delinda and Ted , sorry to hear of your loss. I truly loved Madell. while we worked together we had a lot of laughs together. I loved to hear the stories she told. I thought she was a great lady and I do miss her. Dorothy whitehead of Ector Dorothy Whitehead, September 23, 2014 We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We all loved her and she was so sweet to everyone. We all send our love and prayers. Vickie Lucas and all the folks at the Randolph Grocery Vickie Lucas, September 23, 2014 So sorry to hear about Aunt Madell passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I have lots of good memories of her. May God keep his comforting arms around each of you. Wish I could be with you. Love and prayers to all, Cleva Jo Cleva Jo Ferguson, September 23, 2014 Susan and Herman Stegall and family. Sorry for your loss. Long Life for a precious lady and a precious daughter. You have memories to cherious and remember she will keep watch over you. She will be your "Guardian Angel from Heaven". Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your family. love always, dawnell Dawnell H Thomas, September 23, 2014 Delinda, Ted, and Susie, Can't tell you how much I wish this wasn't true. Madell was such a lovely person and I will truly miss her. A bright light has gone. Louisa Lackey Martin, September 22, 2014