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Blanche Tinsley Jackson

Obituary for Blanche Tinsley Jackson

November 6, 1927 - October 9, 2017
Central, South Carolina | Age 89


Blanche Elizabeth Tinsley Jackson went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2017, at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC.

She was born on November 6, 1927, to the late Mattie Bell Gordon Tinsley Merck and the late Fred Tinsley. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Leroy Merck.

She was a 1946 graduate of Central High School in Central, SC where she was named Central Miss High Miss and was an exceptional basketball player. She was a dedicated member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Central, SC where she taught Sunday School to first and second grade children for over fifty years. She honored the Lord with the gift
of song as a member of the church choir where she sang with a beautiful alto voice. She retired from LaFrance Industries where she was an employee for over forty years. She was an avid Clemson fan, and everyone knew it because of the Tiger Paw on her glasses.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters Alice Jackson Nixon (John) of Abbeville and Nancy Jackson Fulghum (Tim) of Six Mile, SC. Grandchildren David Nixon (Danielle) and Carrie Nixon Bolt both of Abbeville, Mark Bryson (Kristie), Cynthia Bryson Shedd, and Adam Bryson (Anna) all of Six Mile, SC, Amanda Fulghum of Asheville, NC, and Stacy Fulghum of Oak Island, NC. She was blessed with fourteen great-grandchildren whom she adored. She also leaves behind her sister, Jo Ann Merck Simpson of Central, brothers Harold Merck (Lenora) of Simpsonville, Wallace Merck (Sharon) of Greenville, and Steve Merck of Central.

A special recognition of gratitude goes to the entire staff at North Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care and Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC for the wonderful love and care shown to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in mother's memory to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC, 29621, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 3041 Highway 133, Central, SC, 29630, or Pickens County Meals on Wheels, PO Box 184, Easley, SC, 29641.

The family will be receiving friends at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Thursday, October 12, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Pickens County Meals on Wheels
    P.O. Box 184
    Easley, SC 29641
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    3041 Highway 133
    Central, SC 29630

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Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
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