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Shirley Faye Jones Blackard, 73

Shirley Faye Jones Blackard

New Albany – Shirley Faye Blackard, 73, born September 15, 1943 to the late Jack and Ruby Jones, went home to be with the Lord November 30, 2016. She was a loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family, tending to her beautiful flower gardens, reading her Bible and watching TV church services every Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be at 2:00p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at United Funeral Service.  Burial will be at Glenfield Memorial Park.  United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years Robert, two sons Dean(Janice) Blackard and Rickey(Margaret) Blackard, daughters Tonya(Richard) Swords and Nikki(Bradley) Roaten, five grandchildren, Mandy Blackard, Stephanie Blackard, Anthony Swords, Allyson Swords and Brooke Roaten, two great-grandchildren Riley and Wesley Blackard, one great godchild Brantley Pannell, three step-grandkids Johnny Burchfield, Denise Dodds and Christopher  Wingo and four step great grandchildren, and two sisters Norma(Morris) Miller and Earlene Duff as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Tim Blackard, sister Yvonne Floyd, brothers Jimmy Jones and Billy Jones and brother-in-law Robert Duff.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00p.m. till 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.

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