Mary Fleta (Shackelford) Blackburn

September 5, 1938 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 82)


Blackburn, Mary “Fleta” age 82 of Tipp City gained her wings and went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2021.  Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her through her struggles and ultimately gave her peace.  She was born September 5, 1938 to Gillis and Mary {Woodard} Shackelford in Rose Hill, Virginia.

Fleta is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband; Paul, son; Johnny and daughter; Juanita.  She is survived by her children Eugene (Gail) Blackburn, Carl Blackburn and Peggie Chaffer, grandchildren; Josh (Anna), Johnathan (Melissa), Doug, Brad, Crystal (Cory), McKenzie and Isaiah and great grandchildren; Sam, Phil, Cwenlee, Haley, Lorian, Jonah and Oliver, as well as her extended family; Becky, Jammie and Pat, her church family and many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed making candy, baking, cooking, quilting, needlepoint, gardening both vegetables and flowers, and caring for others.  Fleta had an overwhelming joy for spending time at church where she was an active and dedicated member of Uplifted Community Church of God.

Visitation 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday, January 29, 2021 at FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH 45371. Funeral service 12:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home; Pastors, Dorsie Fyffe & Brandon Jones officiating, burial will follow in West Charleston Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County; 550 Summit Ave., Troy, OH 45373 or Uplifted Community Church of God; 4251 Powell Rd., Huber Heights, OH 45424.

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January 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 West Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371

Funeral Service
January 29, 2021

12:00 PM
Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home
327 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371


Ohio's Hospice of Miami County
550 Summit Ave. Suite 101, Troy OH 45473
Tel: 1-937-335-5191

Uplifted Community Church of God
4251 Powell Rd., Huber Heights OH 45424

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