Beatrice Louise “Blackburn” Justice, age 96, of Pikeville, KY., passed from this life Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center. Beatrice was born in Pikeville, KY., to the late Columbus “Lum” and Nola “Wright” Blackburn on April 25, 1922.
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Besides both parents, Beatrice is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Edward Justice; two sisters, Eleanor Bell Blackburn and Creda Chaney; two brothers, Phillip Blackburn and Fred Blackburn; two son-in-laws, Ralph Justice and Jim Hubbard.
Beatrice was survived by three daughters, Donna Sue Justice, Edda Lou Chaney and her husband, Paul, and Marsha Hubbard; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Rose Butcher of Pikeville, KY; and a large host of loving family and friends.
Beatrice was a teacher for many, many years and loved what she did. She was a mentor to many and loved by all. Beatrice was a founding member of Justiceville Bible Baptist Church. She was a cherished mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend.
The family will accept friends at the Justiceville Bible Baptist Church, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM with services beginning at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM with burial to following at the Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, KY. Richard Meek will officiate all services for Beatrice.