Rachel Blizzard Jones

KINSTON - Rachel Blizzard Jones, 90, of Kinston passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Rachel was born in Lenoir County to the late Lonnie Denny Blizzard and Lela Catherine Smith Blizzard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd Johnson Jr. and James Jones; son, Denny Gene Johnson; siblings, Herman Blizzard, Raeford Blizzard, Mary Blizzard, Naomi B. Johnson, Norman Blizzard and infant sisters, Retha and Gracie. Survivors include her siblings, James B. Blizzard and wife Lolas, of Deep Run, Wilda B. Stroud and husband Dallas, and Lonnie H. Blizzard and wife Betty, all of Kinston; sister-in-law, Pat W. Blizzard; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth C. Johnson of Ayden; grandchildren, Ronald Johnson and wife Michelle, Donald Johnson and wife Leigh, and Becky J. Smith and husband Chris, of Ayden; five great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Dorothy Rhodes and Lois King. Rachel retired from Caswell Center in 1986. She loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She could often be found gardening and spent many days tending her flowers. She was a gracious lady and a special sister, mom, cousin, aunt, and grandma. "We will always remember your twinkling blue eyes and bright smile. We now know that you are resting in peace with our Savior, Jesus and many loved ones who have gone on before you." Special thanks to her caregivers and Community Home Care and Hospice during her declining health. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Bryan officiating. The family will greet friends following the service and other times at the home of Wilda and Dallas Stroud. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Smith's New Home FWB Church, c/o C. Smith, 2422 Nathan Hill Road, Deep Run, NC 28525 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 115 Airport Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Funeral Home

Howard-Carter Funeral Home - Kinston
1608 W Vernon. St.  Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 523-3177

Published in Free Press from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2014