Olivia “OJ” Blankenship, 71, of Amarillo, passed away Nov. 27, 2018. A celebration of her life will be at Boxwell Brothers in Amarillo at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
Treasured daughter to June Hathcock. Adoring mother to Julie Clarke and her husband, Jeff, and Sheryl Caldwell and her husband Tony; and loving friend to so, so many.
To know her was to love her. She cast a wide net, welcoming all she encountered into a world of grace, love, fun and generosity.
She worked as a dedicated IT manager and professional at Pantex for more than 45 years but it is her faith and her relationships for which she will most be remembered.
For decades, people went to Olivia for prayer, encouragement and often, candy. And they never left disappointed. When she prayed for you, the mountains moved.
She was a world-changer.
She was someone everyone wanted to know, and as she loved you, she saw the person you most wanted to be. She believed. She loved. She laughed. She dreamed.
Today, she is dancing with Jesus and for those who knew and loved her, the world is not the same. But she would want us to keep believing, loving, laughing and dreaming. Because today, it is well with her soul.
She was preceded in death by her father, James C. “Jay” Hathcock, and her brother, Jay Lewis Hathcock.
Olivia loved flowers and saw them as a sign of loving and being loved. Any flowers sent to celebrate her will be donated after the service so others also can experience their beauty.