Mrs. Gloria Elizabeth Blackstock, age 94, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Community Hospice of Texas after a long beautiful life.
Gloria “Granny” Blackstock was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 27, 1926, a daughter of the late Emmett and Flossie Alexander.
She leaves behind her daughter, Patricia Law and her husband Daniel; her son, Narvel Blackstock and Laura Stroud; Grandson Jeff Law and his wife Dana; Granddaughter Jan Bradley and her husband Kenneth; Granddaughter Kim Law; Granddaughter Shawna Meyers and her husband Jason; Grandson Brandon Blackstock and his wife Kelly; Granddaughter Chassidy Standefer and her husband Scott; Grandson Shelby Blackstock and Marissa Branch; eleven great-grandchildren; brother Jimmy Alexander and wife Joyce. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Narvel L. Blackstock of 63 years; her parents Emmett & Flossie Alexander; her in-laws Herschel and Arona Blackstock; and her brother, JT Alexander, and numerous cousins.
Granny lived the majority of her life in Burleson, Texas. She retired after 21 years of service to Alcon Laboratories. She had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Calvary Church of Fort Worth for 48 years.
A consummate mother and homemaker, Granny was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She was an extremely talented seamstress. She served her family in all areas and loved them tremendously. She led by example. She loved to watch Hallmark movies and the Bachelor. She greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and spirit. She had an infectious sense of humor. Her ability to remember and reminisce about everything in her life continued until the end. She was a kind, smart, honest and generous woman who will be missed by all who knew her.
She met her beloved husband Narvel in Burleson, Texas while skating at the Burleson High School Gymnasium (currently the Nola Dunn Gym) in 1942. They married that same year at 16 years old. Their connection was something made in heaven. The love they shared for each other was shared with the world.
Her daughter, Patricia Law lovingly cared for her the last 6 years of her life. The family gives her their greatest gratitude.
Granny was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. We will miss her every day.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Calvary Church (Memo: The Blackstock Center) at PO Box 40590, Fort Worth, Texas 76140.
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