Blossie McBride, Tennille, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at her residence. Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Burnett Grove A.M.E. Church with Reverend Minnie Pitts officiating.
Mrs. Blossie, affectionately known as “Mrs. Dean”, was born on October 19, 1939 in Johnson County, Georgia to the union of the late Mr. Earlie Darrisaw and the late Mrs. Odessa Carswell Darrisaw. Following her mother’s death, the late Mrs. Evelyn May Darrisaw faithfully served as her maternal guide.
At an early age, “Dean” accepted Christ and joined Burnett Grove AME Church, where for over seventy years, she joyfully and faithfully served as Stewart, Trustee, Treasurer, Missionary, Convention Delegate, Choir Member, and in many other capacities. She graduated from Dock Kemp High School in 1964, where she excelled in reading and dancing. After graduation, Mrs. Blossie moved to Tennille, met, and married the late Mr. Eldrige McBride, Jr. The two remained married until his passing. Mrs. Dean enjoyed a long and distinguished twenty-two year career with the Sandersville Youth Development Center, retiring in 2000 after rising to the position of Correctional Officer. In addition to work and church, Mrs. McBride enjoyed keeping track of politics and laughing with her family and friends. However, attending to her children and grandchild always remained her primary focus. Her kindness and ever-present smile will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Dessie Lee Dent; five brothers, SPC4 Curtiss Darrisaw, Mr. Irvin Darrisaw, Mr. Etemus Darrisaw, Mr. Hershel Darrisaw, and Mr. W.T. Darrisaw; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Virginia Jackson Darrisaw, Mrs. Annie “Net” Darrisaw, and Mrs. Mary Helen Darrisaw; five brothers-in-law, Mr. Robert “Mack” McBryde, Mr. Steven Williams, Mr. Charlie Terry, Mr. Levie Brown and Mr. Thomas “Bill” Williams.
Mrs. McBride leaves to cherish her memories, three devoted children, Mr. Gerald McBride, Milledgeville, Ms. Sheila Faye McBride, Tennille, and Mr. Earl Darrisaw McBride, Tennille; one granddaughter, Ms. Yasmin McBride, Savannah; seven sisters, Mrs. Dearest Williams, Mrs. Crecynthia J. Williams, Mrs. Karen (Dennis) Harper, Ms. Reda D. Thomas, Ms. Brenda Gail Hurst, all of Tennille, Mrs. Lovie McBryde, Greensboro, North Carolina, and Mrs. Cherry Rudean Terry, Gainesville; three brothers, Mr. John W. (Gloria) Darrisaw, Gainesville, Pastor Amos (Dr. Lora) Darrisaw, Snellville, and Mr. Willie “Jabo” Sanders Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Carolyn Darrisaw, Tennille; devoted aunts, Mrs. Beatrice Foster and Mrs. Dora Dean Carroll, Jacksonville, Florida; devoted nephews, Mr. Tony Derrell McBride, Mr. Skipper McBride, and Mr. Jeronney (Berneda) Darrisaw, Wrightsville; devoted friends, Mrs. Elizabeth Lamar, Mrs. Mary Bell Adams, Mrs. Dorothy Spencer, Mrs. Earlie Mae Fuller, and Mrs. Lila Pearl London; and a host of other relatives, former co-workers, and friends.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.