Wendy Ann Blackwood

April 5, 1967 - April 24, 2010

Wendy Ann Blackwood, age 43, of Allen, Texas passed away April 24, 2010. She was born April 5, 1967 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Bruce and Jean (Anderson) Lunkley. Wendy was a customer service manager with Wells Fargo and a member of the First Baptist Church in McKinney. She is survived by her daughter, Alyssa Blackwood of Allen, Texas; sons, Josh Aleman and wife, Ashley of Sherman, Texas and Justin Aleman of Sherman, Texas; mother, Jean Lunkley of Sherman, Texas; brother, Tim Lunkley and wife, Belinda of Denison, Texas; nieces, Courtney and Caitlyn Lunkley both of Denison, Texas and numerous other loving relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Lunkley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the First Baptist Church, McKinney, Texas with Rev. Belinda Blessen officiating. Interment will follow at Akers Cemetery, Sherman, Texas. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

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Sincere wishes for strength for the loved ones Wendy left behind.What a dear,sweet gal...she will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Leslie Duckworth Earnhart, May 28, 2010 My thoughts and prayers to Wendy's family. I am very proud to have known such a brave, beautiful person! I will always remember her smile! Traci Morris, May 6, 2010 Wendy, you were always nice to me and anyone you came in contact with. I will always remember you as i have through all these years. You will be missed for the rest of my life.Please save a place for me, maybe when i come home i will get to play you 1 on 1! Carolyn Kay Cole, May 5, 2010 WENDY YOU WILL BE SO MISSED WE JUST RECENTLY TEXTED AND TALKED. I WILL MISS YOU, I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOU AND GOT TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN. THANKS FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. LATONIA DARNELL ANDREWS`JENKINS, May 5, 2010 I will not forget the memories we had in middle, and high school. God Bless Your Family Greta R Jackson-Scruggs, May 4, 2010 Loved playing sports with you girlfriend! I didn't know you as an adult, but I know you were loved and as full of life as when we were teens. Fly with the angels and challenge them to a basketball game!!! Julianne Kleespies Johnson, May 4, 2010 Wendy we were classmates and I loved you as a friend. Colburn "Colby" Prenell Randel, May 2, 2010 My prayers are with her family. I know that she will be missed and remembered for all times. Thanks for all the great times. My love, Barb Sanders Romerhausen, May 2, 2010 My thoughts and prayers are with Wendy's family. Angela Durbin Lohr, May 2, 2010 My heart and prayers to out to Wendy's family... She was a bright ray of sunshine and her smile could light up a room. She will be terribly missed and never forgotten. Susan Hayes Fletcher, May 2, 2010 Jim and I lived for 17 years across the street from the Lunkleys and I taught Josh (a classy young man and student). I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and daughter. We lived on Galveston Bay now (7 yrs.) but think of Sherman all the time. May God comfort you and bring sweet memories to your minds of Wendy. You can contact me at elizabeth.rimmer@sjcd.edu if you like. Betsy Rimmer, April 30, 2010 Alyssa, I am so sorry for your loss. You are such a great person because of your wonderful mother. Dottie Doyle, April 29, 2010 Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one Wendy. It seems that life is such a precious gift and yet so short lived for the time we exist. I am writing to share a few words of comfort and encouragement from the source of truth the bible. God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE." There are nine accounts of ones who were resurected in the bible.(John 5-28,29) What a blessed reason to hope in God! With your gift of memories of Wendy they will bring you great joy. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory turns into a treasure. To help with the grieving process I found three ways . Talking and writing about my feelings. Also reading the information in the bible about the resurrection. Lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (PSALMS 83-18) Agape M.L.Hurt M. L. Hurt, April 29, 2010 I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Wendy's family. Wendy was a great person-coworker-friend, who was kind and understanding. She was one individual who always looked at the positive side of things no matter what and will remember her for her positive outlook in life. May she rest in peace. Isabelita Bel Zamora, April 29, 2010 Josh and Justin, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. She always kept us laughing at the baseball games. We will keep ya in our prayers. Mark and Kim Montgomery, April 29, 2010 My sincerest condolences to Wendy's children and her entire family. She will be fondly remembered and we will keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Dorothy Buffington, April 28, 2010 Josh, Justin, Alyssa, & Family- I am so sorry for your loss, your mother was always the life of any event and so much fun to be around! I've seen her so many times since high school with Alyssa, and every time I always got a smile and hug and no matter how long it had been she always thanked me for taking care of her boys! Your whole family is in my prayers during this difficult time! All my heart, Amanda "T2" Miller Amanda "T2" Miller, April 28, 2010 Josh & Justin, Andreas and I are very sorry for your loss. We know that you both will be strong through out this whole ordeal. We wish you comfort and understanding in the coming days. God Bless you and your family. Andreas & Denice Liss, April 28, 2010 She was a great friend and we had a lot of good times together in High School. She will be greatly missed. Leola Jean Luper, April 28, 2010 We are so sorry for your loss. I know Wendy will be looking down from heaven with a smile watching her family. We were blessed to know her. Jerry, Mary & Jason Fuller, April 28, 2010 Dear Justin and Josh, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan Morrow, April 27, 2010 Wendy had such a beautiful spirit - everyone who knew her was grateful to be her friend. She touched so many lives and I feel truly blessed to have known such a kind, giving, wonderful person. We love you Wendy and will miss you dearly. Angel McClain, April 27, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Jean, Justin, Josh and Ashley, Alyssa, and Tim and Belinda, and Courtney and Caitlyn in the loss of Wendy. Lois and Dick Tappa Lois and Dick Tappa, April 27, 2010 To Wendy's family, Please know that many have you all in their thoughts and prayers at this very moment. Wendy was so special to so many and her work family will really miss her leadership, her forgiving spirit and her way with words! I rejoice now in having the opportunity to call her my Friend. Sleep well, my dear Confidant. Until we meet again, Sheila Chambers Minneapolis, Minnesota Sheila J Chambers, April 27, 2010 Alyssa - We are here for you and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. You have been a brave and strong young lady and it is recognized that your mom raised a wonderful young lady. We love you Alyssa and we pray your happiest memories will help in your healing. House 100 AHS - Lisa, Jill, Andy, Brenda House 100 Allen High School, April 27, 2010 Josh and Justin~ You and your family are in our prayers as you mourn the loss of your mother. May god give you strength in your time of sorrow. Crystal & Rhett Blackwell, April 27, 2010 Alyssa, I remember you playing ball with my daughter, Brittany. Your mom was fun to talk to and always made us laugh. I am so sorry for you loss. You will be in our thought's and prayer's. Roy Reed, April 27, 2010 A beautiful spirit has been brought home to her Father, but she will be sorely missed by those of us who knew and loved here on earth. One of my favorite memories of Wendy was playing together as little girls on Oxford Street. She laughed with her whole heart and kept the rest of us laughing, too. We were in athletics together in hs and she was my favorite go-to 'spiker'. Definately one of the good guys... she was kind, considerate and loving. My heart aches for her family. Peace be with you. Janice Schultz Wade, April 27, 2010 I am so sorry for the loss. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Just know that God doesn't always want his flowers shriveled up and old, he likes them as we do pretty and in full blossom. She is with our father in heaven now and my prayer is for us to see her again. Take care! Carla Cook-Galbreath, April 27, 2010 Jean, Tim, Family & Friends, Our hearts go out to you all during this time of sorrow. We’ve not seen Wendy in years, but will always treasure her willingness to serve as flower girl in our wedding way back in 1977. She was such a sweet natured child then, and from what we’ve read here, remained so all her life. It warms my heart to see Wendy’s picture and that same peaceful, knowing smile. Our prayers are with you. Larry & Debbie Allison Larry & Debbie Allison, April 27, 2010 The family of Wendy, we did not know her but I work Tim and think a lot of him and the family. Ruby & Charles Allen, April 27, 2010 Alyssa, Your Mom was so nice. She had a huge heart. I'm glad you got that from her. I'm so glad that Amanda can be with you. A sister is very comforting during this really hard time. Always remember the good, forgive the past, and live for today. We love you very much. If you need anything, you let us know. Beth and Duane Wheeler Beth Ann Wheeler, April 27, 2010 To the family you have my deepest sympathies. Your mother, daughter and sister was one of a kind. Her generous spirit and contagious laugh will be sorely missed. I truly do not think Wendy ever met a stranger. May the absence you feel of her being among us be softened by the love of your memories of her. May the God of comfort grant you peace. Kim Alfriend, April 27, 2010 I am so sorry to learn of Wendy's death. My connection with the Lunkley family began before she was born; in fact, my father was the president of Austin College who hired Bruce Lunkley. I was privileged to sing in the A Capella Choir for two years, and remember being in the Lunkley home for choir events. My thoughts are with all of Wendy's family, especially Jean and Tim and her sons. Sara Caroline Moseley, April 26, 2010 I will always remember Wendy for her amazing attitude and strong faith in God! She is an inspiration to so many and was such a positive person! I know that she is smiling in heaven now rejoicing with our Lord and Saviour! Lydia Johansen, April 26, 2010 She was a member of "good standing" of THE BOMS. ( The "band of moms") So many wonderful memories of baseball and laughter and most recently at Josh's wedding. I had such a good time and she had me laughing non-stop. I have so much fondness for each and every one of you kids. I pray that strength, hope and most importantly, faith, follows each of you into the future. Love to you all, Karla Karla K Graham, April 26, 2010 Everyone's grief at this time is somewhat tempered by the memories of a wonderful and caring young lady. Wendy was a gift to us all. She will be unbelievably missed, but we will always remember and treasure her radiant spirit. My thoughts and prayers go to all her family members. Larry VanStavern, April 26, 2010 Wendy touched the lives of so many of us. Her smile and genuine interest in you let you know she really cared about you. She had such a positive attitude and strong faith in the Lord. I'll will miss her deeply, but I'm comforted in knowing I'll see her again in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you Alyssa and family. Karen Crist, April 26, 2010 Wendy touched so many and we were blessed to have her in our lives even for a short time. With faith in God and a smile on her face she pursued with vigor all that was put in front of her. She was an incredible woman! With heartfelt prayers for her immediate and extended family. Shannon G Anderberg, April 26, 2010 My deepest sympathies to the family. I didn't know Wendy personally, but I know she is part of a very special family. Tim and Mrs. Lunkley, know the Austin College community is thinking of you at this time. God bless you. Vickie S Kirby, April 26, 2010 My sympathies to a family that has lost someone so young. Anthony Tanner, April 26, 2010 My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Wendy. Wendy is in heaven rejoicing with her heavenly Father and her Daddy. May God bless and keep you an in His care. Linda J. Williams, April 26, 2010 Wendy had such a wonderful personality and I was privileged she allowed me into her life during the last few years. Such a strong woman with a heart of gold and an attitude that all of us should attempt to emulate in our daily lives. Her stong faith and love for her family will never be forgotten. I'll miss you sorely but know God must have had a better plan for you. Lee (aka: Web RN) Barnhart, April 26, 2010 What a sweet sister in Christ. Thank you Wendy for your strong faith and testimony. I will see orange the rest of my life and always think of you. Lorraine Crandall, April 26, 2010 I am blessed to have known Wendy. She was a breath of fresh air with her beautiful smile and laughter. She is rejoicing with Jesus now. Alyssa and family, you are in our prayers. Cari Owens, April 26, 2010