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Blackbird, Patsy J.

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September 15, 1929 - October 13, 2013

Blackbird, Patsy J.

The very best Mom ever, Patsy Jo Blackbird, 84, passed away on October 13, 2013 peaceably with family at her side.  With a recent series of health setbacks, she was happy about making the transition from this world.

Patsy was born in Forney, Texas in 1929 to Sam and Franc Blowers. She was raised in Seagoville along with her sisters Betty Sides and Peggy Badgley. She graduated from high school at the young age of 15, attended Texas Women’s University, and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.  She met her husband David Blackbird at school. They were married for 33 years and raised four children.  Patsy loved to garden, read, and was a master bridge player. She volunteered for many organizations including Habitat for Humanity and The Humane Society. Patsy was a successful real estate agent in Virginia and Texas. She truly enjoyed helping folks find their “home.”  She lived most of the last 30 years in Tyler on Horseshoe Club Lake, enjoying the water, fish, birds and squirrels daily. She is survived by her daughter Franc Blackbird, son Joe Blackbird, daughter Martha Blackbird and grandsons Jeremy Blackbird and TJ Blackbird, as well as niece Trisha Anderson, nephew Paul Sides and niece Tina Blackbird.  She was preceded in death by her son Sam Blackbird.

She will be remembered with deep love every day by her family.  Offerings would be appreciated in her name to Habitat for Humanity.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252



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Mark and Mary Andros

November 11, 2013 12:28PM

We are sorry for your loss. The news came as a shock. Your Mom was such a great friend and neighbor. She will live on in our memories forever.

Mandy Nelson

October 23, 2013 5:45PM

Our condolences to the Blackbird family. Because of my dear friendship with Martha, I was able to enjoy some great times with Patsy & family. Always a pleasure. It was good to see photos of you all together in one place in celebration of your mom's life & spirit and for support to each other during her crossing. She was really quite a lady and her attributes have touched you all.

betty young

October 23, 2013 10:43AM

what a great picture of your Mom Martha... my heart hugs you and your family as you go through this time of grief and celebration of a great woman... nice to read a little about her and see why her Daughter is so wonderful..

Carrie Curtsinger-Carroll

October 23, 2013 12:34AM

My heart goes out to the family. May your memories bring you joy. May you feel peace knowing that she will get her wings and be watching over you once again.

Cheryl Daniel

October 19, 2013 10:40AM

My sincere condolences to the Blackbird family. I am so sorry for you loss. I have shared many fun and lasting memories with Patsy. I will miss her tremendiously. I know she is no longer suffering and I am thankful for that. She will always live in my heart. She was a wonderful person.
Cheryl Daniel