Mrs. Genelle Blackley Addison, age 65, of Lynhill Lane, Boone, NC passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born October 23, 1948 in Durham, NC she was a daughter of the late Henry Grady and Nita Rose Williford Blackley. “Gee Gee,” as she was known was retired from First Citizens Bank in Blowing Rock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock where she sang in the choir. Genelle’s favorite things wereloving the Lord, her family, singing, laughing, and making friends; she never met a stranger.


She is survived by her husband Duane Addison, one son, Jordan Addison and wife Andrea of New York City, one daughter, Brook Addison Hicks and husband Carl of Banner Elk, two grandchildren, Madirose and Colt Hicks, one brother, Martin Blackley and wife Tommie of Durham, one sister in law, Teresa Blackley of Durham, one aunt, Louise “Teny” Moss of Durham and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, one brother Grady Arnold Blackley, preceded her in death.

Memorial services for Mrs. Genelle Blackley Addison will be conducted Saturday evening, April 12, 2014 at 6 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock for family and friends. Officiating will be Rev. Marshall Edwards, Rev. Jerry Allen, and Rev. Rusty Guenther. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NC Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 388, Thomasville, NC 27361 or to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

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