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Jana Dee Blackford

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Jana Dee Blackford

Marion, AR

Jana Dee Blackford, 54, Marion was born April 14, 1962 in Lepanto the daughter of Maurice and Ranny Shortnacy. Jana went to be with her Lord March 7, 2017 in Marion, a place she dearly loved. Mrs. Blackford was a servant to her community and her belief in healthcare along with educating our youth. Jana was most known for her many years as a nurse and later an educator helping lead Medical Professional Education at Marion Senior High School. She was a Christian and attended First Baptist Church of West Memphis. Mrs. Blackford is survived by her husband of 34 years, Johnny Blackford, Jr. She is also survived her parents along with her two children: John Donald Blackford III (Mallarie) of Trumann and Erica Blackford Dent (Dee) of West Memphis. Jana is also survived by one sister; Lee Anne Swindler (John) of Marion along with a father- in-law John Blackford, Jr. and sister-in-law, Sharon Goode. Mrs. Blackford will lie in state from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday, March 12, 2017. The family will receive their friends from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Funeral Services will be held Monday March 13, 2017 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of West Memphis with Interment to follow at Crittenden Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions in memory of Jana may be made to HOSA at Marion Senior High School or the Youth Group at First Baptist Church of Trumann. Online condolences may be left at Jana's Guestbook located at

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 11, 2017
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