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Elizabeth Horton Blundell

Tyler, Texas

Apr 6, 1936 – Aug 27, 2020 (Age 84)


April 6, 1936
August 27, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Emily Elizabeth Horton Blundell passed away on August 27, 2020. Services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Home Chapel, with Rev. Glen Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Flint Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

She was born on April 6, 1936 in Smith County, Texas to Minor Lee and Velma Leota Bain Horton. She was a beloved mama, grandma, aunt, and “Ms. Elizabeth” to those she knew and loved.

She was preceded in death by husband, Archie Leon Blundell of Teaselville, Texas, daughter, Paula Jeanette Blundell Rozell of Whitehouse, Texas, mother and father, Velma Leota Bain Horton and Minor Lee Horton of Teaselville, Texas, sister, Billie Sue Horton Wellborn of Longview, Texas, brother Lee Horton Jr. of Teaselville, Texas, and daughter-in-law, Nancy “Janie” Jane Blundell of Chapel Hill, Texas.

She was survived by son and granddaughter, Kenneth Leon Blundell and Molly Susanne Blundell of Chapel Hill, Texas; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Katie Pearl Rozell Gray and Tyler Jordan Gray of Tyler, Texas; son-in-law, James “Jimmy” Franklin Rozell II of Whitehouse, Texas, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She graduated from Bullard High School in 1954, then went on to receive a secretarial certificate from Tyler Commercial College. She and Leon were married on December 24, 1956 and enjoyed 53 years of marriage before his passing in 2010. She worked at the Boy Scout Office in Tyler, Texas for a few years, before becoming a full-time homemaker and acting as secretary for Avenue Nazarene Church of Teaselville, Texas for over 30 years. She had a passion for baking, and had a large collection of cookbooks, which she enjoyed reading. She was an active member of the Hilltop Church of the Nazarene in Tyler, Texas.

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Elizabeth was a sweet and thoughtful person--always had a hug and "I Love You." One of the sweetest wedding gifts I got was a spiral notebook in which she meticulously wrote out--by hand--many of her favorite recipes. We will miss you Elizabeth.

Elizabeth and I were very close growing up, and even after we were grown and I moved away, we always stayed in touch. If nothing else, I knew I would see her at Peron reunions twice a year. I loved her and always knew she loved me. I am so sorry I will not be able to come to Tyler for her services because of medical problems with my husband right now. I am praying for Ken, Jimmy and the rest of our extended family and want them all to know I love them and am so sorry for their loss.

Thoughts and prayers to the family of a very sweet person. Your family and mine were together so many years at the Little Nazarene Church and the Bain family on Bain Hill. God Bless all of you.

Janice Shipp Smith (Max and Dorothy Shipp and Ada)

Aunt Elizabeth was very special to me. I loved staying at her and Uncle Leon house. She was a wonderful cook and she would always make me Chocolate Cip cookies. She gave me the best snuggles and she was always there for anytime i needed her. Love you Ken and Molly and the rest of the family

I cherish the memory of her hugs and hearing her say "I love you" at church. What a precious lady.

You were my second mom. I loved coming to your house with Paula after school growing up. You were always cooking something that smelled amazing. Your smile, laughter and hugs always brought such joy to me. Thank you for loving me.

I love Mrs Elizabeth.She has been in my life for 25+ years.My mom did her and Paula's hair,and I took over when my mom retired.Mrs
Elizabeth I will miss you

Our prayers go out to Ken and Jimmy. Elizabeth was a sweet soul and loved on everyone she came in touch with. She is an angel in Heaven [email protected]

Aunt Elizabeth was so very precious to me. She always greeted you with a smile and made you feel welcomed in her presence. She was always kind and caring to everyone. Rest In Peace with Jesus sweet lady. Praying for comfort and peace for Ken and the rest of the family!