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Originally published: 2014-04-10 13:31:07
Last modified: 2014-04-10 13:31:52

Genelle Blackley Addison

Mrs. Genelle Blackley Addison, 65, of Lynhill Lane, Boone, N.C., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.  
Born October 23, 1948, in Durham, N.C., 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 were loving 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 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock for family and friends. Officiating will be the Rev. Marshall Edwards, the Rev. Jerry Allen, and the Rev. Rusty Guenther.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to N.C. Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361, or to Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.  
Online condolences may be shared with the Addison family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Addison family.