Brenda Gray Blackard, 76, of Bolivar, passed from this life Saturday, June 24, 2023, at her home.
She was born in Adamsville, the daughter of the late Thomas E. "Boots" Gray and Cora Marie Evans Gray. On April 17, 1965, she was united in marriage to Bobby Blackard, Sr. and lived in Memphis for 10 years prior to moving to Hardeman County over 45 years ago. She attended the Bolivar Church of God.
She was a momma for many years but, on May 3, 1991, she became "Ninny"! She was a beautiful and precious woman with a bold, strong personality that lit up a room when she walked in! You always felt her love!
Brenda leaves her husband of 58 years, Bobby Blackard, Sr. of West Monroe, LA; four children, Tina Louise Blackard of Middleton, Nita Diane Blackard of Humboldt, Bobby Glen (Kim) Blackard, Jr. of Bolivar and Mickie Glen Blackard of Marion, LA; three sisters, Kay Rish and Becky Sawyer, both of Cayce, MS and Vicky Jones of Memphis; two brothers, Jeff (Aimee) Gray of Oakland, TN and Van Gray of Memphis; ten grandchildren, Dustin (Chesley) Downen, Dakota (Melody) Howell, Bradley Agee, Christopher Agee, Brianna Blackard, Grayson Diffee, Gregory Diffee, Mackenzie Keller, Kendall Owens and Miranda Owens; and six great-grandchildren, Jacey and Blaine Downen, Hazelyn Howell, Eli Agee, Everett Diffee and Jace Decker.
In addition to her parents, she is precede in death by siblings Joe Gray, twins, Jerry Gray (brother) and Terry Gray (sister) and Ricky Gray.
Memorials may be sent to The American Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.org