|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1975|
WINSTON-SALEM Priscilla Ann Blevins 1948-1975 The family of Priscilla Ann Blevins (1948-1975) will hold a Memorial Homecoming service to honor her life on Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University. The eldest daughter of thelate Roby Presley and Sadie Blevins, Priscilla was born in Charlotte. She spent most of her early years in Winston-Salem, where she graduated from Reynolds High School in 1966. A talented artist who enjoyed drawing and painting, Priscilla also had a gift for languages. At Wake Forest University she studied French, Spanish, German, Greek and Latin. After graduating from Wake Forest in 1971, she moved to Bogota , Colombia, where she taught English for an extended period while using the experience of living in a foreign country to strengthen her own language skills. Uprooting herself and moving far from home alone was a courageous act for a young woman back in the early 1970s. It was a risk she was willing to take as she prepared to pursue her goal to become a translator at the United Nations. Priscilla had a personal mission to do what she could to help bring the diverse peoples of the world closer together through understanding and compassion. In addition to her interest in art and languages, Priscilla loved dogs and always kept pace with the latest trends in fashion. Priscilla is returning home to her family after an absence of 37 years. Family, friends, former classmates and teachers, and anyone who has been touched by her story are invited to attend the Memorial Homecoming. In lieu of flowers or donations of any kind, the family requests that you practice a random act of kindness in the name of Priscilla Ann Blevins to honor her memory. Priscilla is survived by her sister Cathy Blevins Howe of Clemmons, her brother David Holden Blevins and his wife Sandy of Raleigh, her uncle Stuart Blevins and his wife Rachel of Atlanta, her aunts Mabel Johnson and Marie Tilly, her niece Catherine Howe Bryant, nephew Adam Holden Blevins, and many cousins. A private burial will take place at Mountain Park Cemetery in Wilkesboro, with arrangements handled by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home.
Priscilla went missing from Charlotte, NC, on New Year's Day, 1975. Her remains were found in 2012.
Mountain Park Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Mamacat
Record added: Jan 25, 2012
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DebbieLee (Graveyard Granny)
Added: Nov. 18, 2012
DNA confirms body found by highway is woman missing since 1975By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.Published in: Local NewsKNOW SOMETHING?Anyone with information about Priscilla Blevins' death should call the Haywood County Sheriff's Office at: 828-452-6669.For informa...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 8, 2012
Priscilla,You have been found and identified. Rest in peace.|
New York Historian
Added: Nov. 3, 2012
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