McKinney - Janice Carol Prickett Blackstone, 84, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hawkins Funeral Home in Donna.
Janice Carol Prickett Blackstone passed away March 20, 2022, in McKinney, TX at the age of 84. She was born to Jessie Cummings and Estalee (Bates) Smith on March 8, 1938, in Uvalde, TX. Janice was a third generation Uvaldian. In high school, Janice got acquainted with her husband, Clay of 36 years. Together they had 4 children. After Clay passed away in 1991, Janice got a job managing the Chamber of Commerce in Alamo, TX. She thoroughly enjoyed her time with the chamber. In 2005, Janice and Bob got in touch after 50 years. They were acquaintances in high school and in 2006 they were married. They went to the First UMC of Allen and rarely missed a service, even watching on the iPad during times she could not go in person. Janice always kept in touch with her family. In doing so, this kept all her family and extended family close to her even over the physical distance between them. Janice’s family will greatly miss her sense of humor and ability to bring their spirits up when they were feeling low. Most of all, her family will miss her personal touch she put into everything. Her clothes, her birthday cards, her letters and so much more all had a piece of Janice to show.
She is survived by her husband, William Robert “Bob” Blackstone of Fairview, TX; children: Paul Clayton (Cindy) Prickett III of Houston, TX; Piper (Herschel "Bubba") Jackson of Donna, TX; Pam Prickett of Donna, TX; Paige Prickett of Donna, TX; William Riley “Billy” (Charissa) Blackstone of San Tan Valley, AZ; Robert Timothy “Tim” (Kelly) Blackstone of Houston, TX; brother in-law: Chris (Janeal) Prickett of Odessa, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends.
Janice is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clayton Prickett II; her parents: Jessie and Estalee Smith; 2 infant sisters and her sister Betty Smith Sparks and her husband John T. Sparks.
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