Etta Sue Vannoy Blackburn, 83, of North Wilkesboro passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Bethany Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Shores and the Rev. Michael Golden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blackburn was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Wilkes County to William Ernest and Victoria Hester Haynes Vannoy. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Jerry Claude Blackburn; two sons, David and Michael Allen McGlamery; and two brothers, Harold Dean and James Thomas Vannoy.

She is survived by three sons, Tommy McGlamery and wife, Belva, of Wilkesboro, Gary McGlamery and wife, Wendy, and Kevin Blackburn and wife, Gail, all of North Wilkesboro; nine grandchildren, Matthew McGlamery, Phillip McGlamery, Jerry Taylor, Kristie Winkler, Jason Winkler, Aaron Blackburn, Bethanie Blackburn,  Kristen McGlamery and Katie McGlamery; seven great-grandchildren, Arian Winkler, Christian Winkler, Tyler Wheeling, Lydia McGlamery, Maverick McGlamery, Amelia McGlamery and Elijah Blackburn; and one brother, Willie Vannoy of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Rosemary Mathis, 5888 River Road/Liberty Grove Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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