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Barbara Smith Blackburn, 60, quick to open her heart and home to those in need

Barbara Smith Blackburn

LELAND — Barbara Smith Blackburn, 60, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NHRMC. Barbara was born Oct. 3, 1960, at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Barbara was a military child and lived in various places across the United States, but ultimately, called North Carolina her forever home in the 1990s.

She is survived by her sons, Billy Joe Tefteller (Shannon) of Leland and Brad Tefteller (Mary) of Castle Hayne; brothers, Bobby Smith of Texarkana, Texas, and Mike Smith of Leland; and sister, Bertie Ibarra of Fort Worth, Texas. She was blessed with three grandchildren, William Tefteller (Rachel), Elizabeth Tefteller (Bethany) and Lily Tefteller.

Barbara had the biggest heart. She was always quick to open her heart and home to those in need. She was an amazing cook and loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her the most.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be private.

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