KNOXVILLE – Mother Barbara Ann Blance Prigmore
“We have comfort to know that the Lord Himself descended from Heaven, on Sunday morning, September 29, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and dispatched Mother Barbara Ann Blance Prigmore, 85, to her Heavenly home”. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 10, 1934, to the Parents of Mr. Grady and Mrs. Mary Ella Boyd Blance, who preceded her in death.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, dedicated her life of faithfulness for many years to her Pastors and Spiritual families, Bishop H. Jenkins Bell, Bishop Felton Matthew Smith, Jr. Grace Tabernacle Christ of God in Christ, and Tabernacle of Faith Church of God in Christ.
She could be found frequently in the church praying, moaning, and crying out to God on behalf of every evil work. She loved to cook and was known for her culinary skills, especially her homemade rolls and Peach cobbler.
The joy of her life was her children, Jackie and Ed. She was a woman of great faith and her son, Ed, described her as a “Franchised Giver” because of her love to give. He shared that they spent many hours talking and sharing her treasured scripture, Psalms 5:4 and 5. She never entertained gossip or negative communication and would say, “Quietness rules over all evil”.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Jacqueline Sue Prigmore, Sisters, Jean Norris, Geraldine Johnson Smith, Mary Chandler, and Betty Blance.
She leaves to cherished her memory of love and devotion, her Son, James Edward “Ed” (Christina Rochelle) Blance, Grandchildren, Jamalyn, James, JaMarr, Niquisha Hall, James Edward, Jr., Corey Blance, Caleb Joshua Blance, Aaron J. Blance, Kiesha Tiera Wilson, Shawntessa Ciera Wilson, Aaliyah Shontel Blance, Cousin Willa Ann (Vincent) Jones, Nieces, Debra Lawrence, Angela (Rev. Van) Hardin, Great Grandchildren, Semaj, Jeremiah, Cameron Blance, her Brothers and Sisters in Christ from Grace Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Trinity Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, New Covenant Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, and a host of Family and Friends. She loved and was loved by all who knew her.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, a Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 2615 Washington Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Dr. Willie L. Jefferson officiating and Dr. Felton Matthews Smith, Jr. will be the eulogist. Flowers may be delivered to the church on the morning of the service. Professional services provided by Patton Funeral Home 1-800-824-8283 or http://www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com