Betty Sue (Baker) Blondell, 78, of Jefferson City, went home to see her Savior on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. She was born March 22, 1943, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the eldest daughter of Fred and Marie Baker. She married Huey Darrell Blondell on September 10, 1966, and he survives.
Betty was proud of her heritage as a coal miner’s daughter. After 40 years in Indiana, she and Darrell moved home to her beloved mountains. Her favorite days were those spent with family or tending her beautiful flowers “up on the hill”.
Betty was blessed to worship and serve alongside Darrell in several different churches during 49+ years of ministry.
In addition to Darrell, Betty is survived by a son, Jr. (wife Natalie) Blondell of Bloomington, Indiana, a daughter, Ella “Sis” (husband Shannon) Phelps of Norman, Indiana, grandchildren Krysta Hendrix, Coy Blondell, Samantha Hendrix, and Cassidy Blondell, and great-granddaughters Sahara Hendrix-Nichols and Olivea Terrell. She is also survived by her sisters, Joyce (husband Clayton) Caudill, Cathy (husband Jerry) Ryan, and Diane (husband Robby) Ryan, all of Big Stone Gap, and a brother, Johnny Baker, her favorite neighbor in Jefferson City.
Her parents and a brother, James Baker, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church from 3:00pm until 7:00pm with a funeral service to follow at 7:00pm. Pastor Ronnie Trent, Pastor Perry Davis and Clint Johnson will be officiating. A graveside interment will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11:00am at Grace Baptist Church Cemetery.