Margaret Louise Barker Blackburn

Margaret Louise Barker Blackburn, 88, died Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross, following an extended illness. 

She was a native of Tallassee, AL, a former resident of Waverly and was a longtime resident of Ware County. She was the wife of the late Emmett O. Blackburn and daughter of the late Clarence Vivian Barker and Lovie Lou Holley Barker. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Patton Jr.; a sister, Vernelle Goodwin, brothers, Donald Barker and Charles Barker, and a step-son, James E. “Jim” Blackburn, Sr. 

She was a former sewing machine operator with a sewing factory and was a charter member of Comfort Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Taft; four step-daughters, Sandy Blackburn and Sue Welch (husband Lewis), both of Waycross, Jeane Myddleton (husband Jimmy), Greenville SC, and Jill Tompkins (husband Dan), Emigrant MT; a step daughter-in-law, Bonnie Blackburn, Waycross; nine grandchildren, several greatgrandchildren and other relatives. 

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross with Elder Jason Deal officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Comfort Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Terry Deal, 301 Monocure St, Waycross, GA 31503. 

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Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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