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1934 Blendeane 2021

Blendeane Elizabeth Tarwater Hill Mickelson

February 1, 1934 — April 22, 2021

Blendeane Elizabeth Tarwater Hill Mickelson, age 87, of Louisville, TN, went home to be with her Savior on -April 22,2021 in Knoxville, TN. Blendeane Elizabeth Tarwater was the 1st born child of Coy Tarwater and Nora Ann Tarwater. She was preceded in death by husbands William Mickelson and Edward Hill. Her sisters and brother: Beatrice Wells, Willie Lou Morris, and Clifford Tarwater, and grandson Thomas Edward Robertson. Blendeane is survived by three daughters Monica Ford (Lance), Margo Robertson (Steve), and Pamela Pickens (Randall); grandchildren, Shane Winkle (Heather), Lance Ford, Jr.(Deanna), Christie Ann Mullins (Chris), Cara Ford, Matthew Robertson, Emily Robertson,and John Pickens. Blendeane has ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Upon graduating from Farragut High School, she married and followed her husband Edward Hill to San Diego and lived on the naval base while he served in the Korean War. Her career began in Chicago, IL where she attended and graduated from Vogue Academy Beauty Culture and Clairol Technical Training Center in 1963. She and her family then returned to Knoxville, TN. She attended The University of Tennessee, Division of University Extension and received certification in the Teacher Education Program for Instructors for Cosmetology. She then taught practical and theory of cosmetology for Knoxville & Knox County Schools from 1977-1981. She owned and operated Vogue Hair Fashions for 40 years. Graduated from Pellissippi State Community College with an associate in business. In 1986, she was approached by the University of Tennessee Medical Center to develop a Hair Care Program Department for patients and employees. With more than 40 years of experience as a cosmetologist, instructor, teacher and business owner Blendeane is described as a good listener who touched the lives of many students and clients.
Active in her church and community her entire life. She was a member of Maryville Church of Christ where she and her husband William Mickelson taught Sunday School for several years. Earlier she was a member at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ) where she taught Sunday school, kept the food pantry stocked and was Sunday School Class President. She was a faithful servant who shared her faith with those she met throughout her life.
She served on the Title I Project Community meetings for Civic improvement, she helped students to complete their education and she was a member of Pilot Club International Businesswomen Club and served on the Executive Board and was the corresponding secretary.
Receiving friends will be at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 220 West Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN on April 25th from 2-3pm and funeral to follow with Dr. Tony Pointer officiating. Graveside for immediate family on April 26, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920 with Pastor Travis Bookout officiating. Pallbearers will be Lance Ford, Sr., Shane Winkle, Steve Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Randall Pickens, and John Pickens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maryville Church of Christ and Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Thank you to Andrew Goins, D.O. and the Cojocari Family. As a devoted Christian lady, Blendeane loved others so well. One of her favorite Bible verses was that “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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