Bessie M. Blades – November 14, 2012

Bessie M. Blades, 83, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Memorial Park Cemetery East Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Don Powell officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Blades was born May 29, 1929, in Wellington to Luther and Mary Craven.  She belonged to the Evangelistic Center Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Blades.
Survivors include three sons, Gaylon Blades and wife Patsy of Topeka, Kansas, Gary Blades and wife Nancy and Glen Blades and wife Gayla, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Ann Horton of Phoenix, Arizona and June Powell of Ft. Worth; two brothers, L.C. Craven and Wayne Craven, both of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

0 Replies to “Bessie M. Blades – November 14, 2012”

  1. Mrs. Blades is often on my mind. She was such a positive force in my life. I treasured her friendship and guidance. The last time I visited her in the nursing home, she had a blanket with a scripture sewn on the inside. I read her the scripture. She could not speak well since having a stroke, but after I read the scripture she smiled that sweet smile and clearly said “I love the Lord”! I was amazed at how clearly she pronounced those words. As sick as she was, she was still a witness for the Lord. I sat with her for several hours, amazed at what I had heard. When I left, I sensed that would be the last time I would see her on earth, but what an amazing goodbye she gifted me with. Galen, your Mom was very proud of each of you. I’m sorry I was not able to attend her funeral, but I broke my leg and was not able to put pressure on it. She is always in my thoughts.

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