Mildred Blizard, age 88, passed away peacefully November 23, 2019. She was born December 24, 1930. Mildred was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Ralph Blizard, on December 3, 2004. She lost a loving daughter-in-law, Libby Blizard, wife of David and mother of Laura, on March 15, 2012.
Surviving are her sisters Norma Sentor and Barbara Shoun; Mildred’s son David; her son Mark and his wife Jennifer; four grandchildren, Ryan Bos and his wife Jessica, Laura and her husband Kevin McMillan, Brittney and her husband Mike Canoles, and Erika and her husband Jimmy Conley.
Mildred was a devoted wife and mother, as was obvious to all that knew her. She and Ralph so enjoyed their retirement years, Ralph’s music and travel being central to those times. Mildred was a member of the Blountville Presbyterian Church, active as her health permitted, and remained a devout Christian. For many years, she was an active member and served in leadership roles in the Sullivan County Democratic party. So many friends from so many walks of life.
Mildred Blizard will be missed by her friends and family, but we were so fortunate to have her. She is in the Lord’s hands and is reunited with Ralph, enjoying the music once again. God bless her, God bless them both.
The family thanks those special people at Brookdale Assisted Living in Kingsport and Amedisys Hospice for all of the great care and support.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark Knisley officiating. Burial will follow at Gunnings Cemetery, Blountville, Tennessee.
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