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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Winnie R. Blurton

June 16, 1925July 6, 2019
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Winnie Rosson Blurton, 94, of Memphis, TN, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Born on June 16, 1925 in Parsons, Tennessee, Winnie is the last survivor of seven children to the late Walter T. & Willie L. Wiley Rosson. She was a graduate of Bells High School and retired from Mid-south Refrigerated Warehouse. Winnie was a long standing member of Colonial Baptist Church of Memphis where she worked many years in the church library. Winnie was also very involved with the Order of the Eastern Star and was Grand Warder of the State of Tennessee in 1979.

Along with her parents, Winnie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Robert N. Blurton, Sr.; and siblings Earl Thomas "Billy" Rosson, Arland Rosson, Ewing "Bam" Rosson, Howard Rosson, Alice Tinker, and Irene Petty. Mrs. Blurton is survived by her only child Robert N. Blurton, Jr. and his wife Dolores Palmertree; and also her best friend since 4th grade Leatrice Langston.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, July 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 10:00 a.m. all held at Memphis Funeral Home located at 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. Burial will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert N. Blurton, Jr. (Dolores Palmertree), Son
  • Leatrice Langston, Best Friend
  • Along with her parents Walter T. & Willie L. Wiley Rosson, Winnie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Robert N. Blurton, Sr.; and siblings Earl Thomas "Billy" Rosson, Arland Rosson, Ewing "Bam" Rosson, Howard Rosson, Alice Tinker, and Irene Petty.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Tina Riley

July 9, 2019

So very sorry for your loss Bonez. The video was very beautiful, the pictures looked like she lived a wonderful happy life. Saying prayers for you, during your difficult time.
Condolences and sympathy,
Tina Riley

Mars Bradford

July 7, 2019

With considerable sadness, I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Blurton, however I learned so much of her as a person, her character, and her values through her only son. I vicariously enjoy his stories of a life very well lived. Her precious life shines through him, one of my most beloved friends. As a former Rainbow Girl, I appreciate her unique and honorable service in The Order of the Eastern Star.

With Kind Passing Regards,

Monty, Mars and Bliss Bradford

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Biography

Winnie Rosson Blurton, 94, of Memphis, TN, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Born on June 16, 1925 in Parsons, Tennessee, Winnie is the last survivor of seven children to the late Walter T. & Willie L. Wiley Rosson. She was a graduate of Bells High School and retired from Mid-south Refrigerated Warehouse. Winnie was a long standing member of Colonial Baptist Church of Memphis where she worked many years in the church library. Winnie was also very involved with the Order of the Eastern Star and was Grand Warder of the State of Tennessee in 1979.

Along with her parents, Winnie was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Robert N. Blurton, Sr.; and siblings Earl Thomas "Billy" Rosson, Arland Rosson, Ewing "Bam" Rosson, Howard Rosson, Alice Tinker, and Irene Petty. Mrs. Blurton is survived by her only child Robert N. Blurton, Jr. and his wife Dolores Palmertree; and also her best friend since 4th grade Leatrice Langston.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, July 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 10:00 a.m. all held at Memphis Funeral Home located at 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. Burial will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.