Mrs. Ruth Ann Testerman Blackburn, 91, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, April 4, 2019 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Burial followed in Baptist Chapel Cemetery.

The family received friends from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday; one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Blackburn was born in Ashe County on May 1, 1927 to the late Omer and Bessie Hoosier Testerman. Ruth enjoyed needle pointing, sewing and quilting. She was known for her outstanding cooking especially her “biscuits.” She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and read her Bible daily.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Darrell Blackburn after 24 years of marriage; seven brothers, Walt Testerman, Ford Testerman, Bill Testerman, Wayne Testerman, Carrol Testerman, Sam Testerman and Pete Testerman; three sisters, Nona Hart, Denton Spencer and Ellen Graybeal.

Mrs. Blackburn is survived by a sister, Lorraine Testerman of West Jefferson; a special nephew, Mike McClure and wife, Debbie of Jefferson; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.