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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

Danette Marie Blackburn

August 25, 1966June 13, 2020
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Danette M. Blackburn, age 53, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC.

She was born on August 25, 1966 in East Chicago, Indiana. She was raised in Jackson, TN and attended school in Madison County. Danette truly lived life to the fullest enjoying simple pleasures by spending time with family, enjoyed wrestling, singing to music, and spoiling her grandchildren. Danette was very high spirited and caring person.

Danette is survived by her son, T. Wayne Blankenship (Carissa) and grandchildren; Lauryn and Addison, daughter, Amber Corbett of North Carolina and grandchild; Kayden; daughter, Jessica Pruett and grandchildren; Jesse, Genea, and Carson, son, Gene Pruett (Ashley) and grandchildren; Peyton, Lyla, Payton, and Emma, stepdaughter, Suzanne Blackburn and grandchildren; Jayden and Joselyn. She is also survived by 2 brothers; Jimmy Pankey (Tealaka) ,Jerry Pankey (Felisha) of Fort Valley, GA and Jerry Pankey of Thomson, GA. Preceded in death by husband, Terry L. Blackburn and mother, Barbara Ann Presson-Pankey.

Pallbearers will be Shane Love, Matt Pitsenbarger, Blaze Englet, Robby Doyle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Pruett, Peyton Cox, Carson Pruett, Jesse Pruett and Payton Pruett.

Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones will be held on June 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1544 S Highland Ave, Jackson, Tennessee. The Funeral Service will be held on June 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm at George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1544 S Highland Ave, Jackson, Tennessee.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • The Funeral Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, June 19, 2020

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Christ’yal Nixon Ooten

June 20, 2020

Lost contact in later years but always family. Love hugs

Betsy Bailey Barnes

June 17, 2020

My heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with the family. I loved Danette and was so glad to see her, hug her neck and reconnect on Facebook when we lost Terry Wayne.

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