8.26.2005

My Mom

The following obituary was composed by my dad and myself and will be in our local newspaper, so I wanted to post it here as well for everyone who does not live in Springfield, MO. I want to thank everyone who has been supportive in all of this.

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Marcia Blackwell was a cherished wife, mother, and friend who understood that her most important relationship was with her Savior, Jesus Christ. We mourn her loss yet we gain comfort because of her faithful life.

Marcia was a quiet, gentle spirit. Her life overflowed with love and determination. She continually displayed her love and determination to her husband, sons, and family by supporting them in every worthy endeavor and guiding each to happiness and success. These virtues carried over into her relationships with her Christian family and friends.

Marcia was born in Lima, Ohio on January 10, 1951. She was a graduate of Elida High School of Elida, Ohio and attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. She met her husband, Jim, while working at Commerce Bank of Springfield. They were happily married for twenty-nine years. She was a valuable employee on the New Mothers Unit at St. John's Hospital for sixteen years.

She passed away in Springfield, Missouri on August 25, 2005. She is survived by her husband Jim, eldest son Todd and his wife Jill, two younger sons Blake and Marc, mother-in-law Viola Blackwell, and brother-in-law Don Blackwell. Her parents, George and Velma Nixon, and siblings Sue, Ed, Candice and Anne also survive her.

The funeral will be held at Sunset Church of Christ on Monday, August 29th at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be at the Greenlawn South Funeral Home on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00-4:00 PM. Marcia has requested that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks in her memory if people wish to do so.

We will miss her deeply.

13 comments:

Kari said...

You and your entire family are in my prayers at this time. May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mom, but rejoice that she is now in heaven. You and your family are in our prayers. We love you.
Luke & Amy Carnagey

kteachjoy said...

What a special lady your mom was!

Josh Yaeger said...

Blake I hurt for you. You are in my prayers.

Mgam said...

Continuing to pray for you....

Court said...

Blake, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll ask the church here in Chemnitz to continue praying for you, too.

Anonymous said...

Blake,
We are hurting with you, with your dad, and the rest of your family. I'm glad we had the opportunity to meet and know your mom, though only briefly. I only wish we could be there to share our love and support in person. May God hold you in his mighty hand.
Charlie Powell

Dan Lovejoy said...

Blake,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Words fail us.

Jeff Eager said...

Much love to you and your family Blake.

Jeff Eager

d.j. iverson said...

My condolences and prayers are with you blake. we love you bro.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Blake.
Aubrie Lashley

roxyroach said...

Blake, I doubt you know me, but I work in the drilling department at CHK with Matt. I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my prayers.