Barbara Lee Merchant, age 71, of Pikeville, KY., passed from this life, January 1, 2021. Barbara was born February 14, 1949, in Wheelwright, KY., to the late Robert and Annie “Terrell” Blackmon.
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Besides both parents, Barbara was preceded in death by two children, Patricia Merchant and David Edward Merchant; siblings, Betty Sharpey, Ruth Sharpey, Richard Sharpey, Alfonso Sharpey, and Franklin Sharpey.
Barbara is survived by her children, Lillian Little and her husband, Stevie and Richard Blackmon; grandchildren, Quirvon Merchant, Quenton Little and Quanesha Little; four great grandchildren; brother, Elijah Sharpey; and like a sister, Mary Hearst.
Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grand grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family will be accepting friends at Connection Church in Pikeville, KY., from 11: 00 AM to 1:00 PM for visitation, Saturday, January 9, 2021. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM, also Saturday, with Pastor Richard Holmes and Bishop Willie Lamb officiating the service. Entombment will follow at Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, KY.