Beloved mother, cherished sister, treasured aunt, cousin and friend, Dina Marie Blaylock, age 57, passed away in Longview, Texas on April 21, 2022. Dina was born in Oxnard, California on May 8, 1964 to J.C. Blaylock and Rita (Palato) Blaylock. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Rita Blaylock; her special friend who she loved, Greg Neal, and her siblings, Bob, Ed and Sherrie. She is survived by her children, Jaelynn Blaylock and Eddie Blaylock, and their guardians and close family friends, Roger and Bianca Ramirez; brother, Jack Thorp (Virginia); many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends, including special friends who were like family: Alan, Rhonda, Doug, Karen, Connie, Stuart, Betty, Tiffany, Amanda, Rachelle and so many other she knew and loved, as well as her four-legged fur babies, Sweet Pea and Sadie.
Dina graduated from Carthage High School in 1983 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University and was a lifetime member of the SFA Alumni Association. She worked in the insurance industry for many years and then went into teaching at Marshall High School. She retired from Waskom High School when her health declined. Dina enjoyed traveling, music and dancing. She loved football and followed the Stephen F. Austin University, Waskom, Carthage and New Orleans Saints teams. Dina loved teaching and her students, believing each one was worth her time. Dina’s children were her life and she adored them. She was well loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Dina on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Footprints in the Sand in Carthage, TX at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the trust fund established for Dina’s children with Phillips Law Firm: Blaylock Children, Phillips Trust Account, P.O. Box 327, Carthage, TX 75633
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