Joann Marie Blackshear, 88, of Crosby, Texas, passed from this life on April 5, 2014. She was born January 15, 1926 in Clinton, OK to parents, Arnold and Goldie Caldwell. Joann owned and operated Blackshear's Florist for 50 years in the North Shore area until her retirement. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Milton H. Blackshear in January of this year, and by one grandson, Donny Hall. Joann is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Terrie Lynn and Steve Green; special friends, Kira Blackwell and Anjanette Ross; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends are welcome to join Joann's family Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. for visitation at Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the chapel of Carter Funeral Home with graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm. in Hopewell Cemetery in Normangee, Texas under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 6, 2014