Lavonda Morey Blackwell, 81, December 29, 2020, passed away at The Oaks, Brevard, NC.
She was a long time resident of Brevard moving here 1986. Born April 6, 1939, in Okeechobee, FL to the late Earl and Elba Morey, and raised by her mother and loving stepfather Weldon Bartlett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Jason Lee McCall.
She worked for the Transylvania County Sheriff’s department as a dispatcher from 1987 -2007. Her passion was animals. She volunteered at the Brevard Humane Society and befriend everything from raccoons to dogs but her horse Cebalina was her love.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Barrett Galloway (Keith) of Brevard, and Kim Bartlett Bloomer of Jacksonville, FL.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to the ladies of Sugar Brush Farm and the staff at The Oaks for their loving care of Lavonda.
In lieu of flowers show kindness and love to four and two legged creations of God.
A private ceremony will be held in the future.
The following poem is by Kathy J. Parenteau
“If I could have just one more day and wishes did come true, I’d spend every glorious moment side by side with you. Recalling all the years we shared and memories we made, how grateful I would be to have just one more day. Where the tears I’ve shed are not in vain and only fall in bliss. So many things I’d let you know about the days you’ve missed. I wouldn’t have to make pretend you never went away. How grateful I would be to have just one more day. When that day came to a close and the sun began to set, a million times I’d let you know I never will forget the heart of gold you left behind when you entered Heaven’s gate. How grateful I would be to have just one more day. “ Love your daughter, Elizabeth.
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