Gwendolyn Youngblood, 88, passed away peacefully Monday, March 13, 2023 at NHC in McMinnville from an extended illness. She was born on May 20, 1934, in Van Buren County, to the late Adger and Connie Lawson Sullivan. Gwendolyn was a long-time member of Friendship Baptist Church, loved to travel to the beach and the mountains. She was a homemaker that loved to cook and eat at good restaurants.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son, Billy Dodson; daughter, Shelia Maples; grandsons, John and Doug Bouldin; brother, Donnie Sullivan; sisters, Evelyn Summerlin, Diane Grimaldi, and Ruth Dodson; husband, LeRoy Youngblood; and father of her children, James Dodson.
Gwendolyn is survived by her loving family, son, Gene (Rhonda) Dodson of Manchester; daughter, Janey Bouldin of Bone Cave; brother, A. C. Sullivan of Sparta; grandchildren, Tammy (Wayne) Seamons, Timmy (Teresa) Maples, Damon Dodson, Jacquita (Paul) Caldwell, Sandy (Shawn) Mihelic, Donna (Michael) Sullivan, Chloe Martin, Lex Dodson and Farmer Rigsby; great-grandchildren, Leanne, Leland, Kane, Eli, Timothy, Dakota, Ariana, Breeanne, Isabella, Shylla, Luke, Jaden, Cheyenne, Logan, Isaiah and Kaden; great-great grandchildren, Ayla, Jemma, Rhett, Fallon, Layden, Zaideigh, Maverick, Crixus, Raylon, Remy, Rynn, Olivia and Raelyn.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 15 at 2 p.m. in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Wayne Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Town Cemetery. Family received friends from Tuesday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. till time of service at 2 p.m.
Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 15, 2023