Funeral services for Dorothy "Dot" Lewis Blalock will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home, with Dr. Dan Lanier officiating. Burial will be at Chunky Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Mrs. Blalock, age 82, of Meridian, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Meridian.
Dot was born on May 30, 1937, in Chunky, Miss., to Mona Grace and Milton A. Lewis. She was a 1955 graduate of Hickory High School. She married her beloved husband, Tom Blalock, on Sept. 23, 1956, in Valdosta, Ga. They raised three daughters while his career in the United States Air Force took them to various locations around the country and world. Dot worked for many years at McRae's Department Store in Meridian, retiring in 1991 when she and Tom moved to Louisville to be close to their granddaughters. In recent years, they had returned to Meridian and were attending Northcrest Baptist Church, which their family originally joined in 1972.
Dot is survived by her husband of 63 years, Tom Blalock; daughters, Brenda Blalock (Alan Porter), Kathy Stribling (Pete), and Lisa Watson; grandchildren, Katie Watson Butts (Will) and Maggie Watson Reed (Austin); great-grandson, Wyatt Elton Reed; sisters, Ruth McCraw, Liz Bratu, and Betty Jo Harrelson; and a host of nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Milton A. Lewis Jr. and James Edward Lewis; and son-in-law, Elton E. Watson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Pallbearers will be Jim Lewis, Rick Lewis, Jerry Bratu and Austin Reed.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published on February 22, 2020


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Angela Johnson
Feb 28, 2020
Kathy is such a model of loving care for her Mom and her Dad. Such an honor getting to know her and see Our loving Heavenly Fathers arms holding and lifting her up. Continuing to lift this beautiful family up in prayer. Whatever Kathy needs I want to be a part of. My prayer also is for her to reach out to her friends as one goes on because Rest assured these ladies will be there for you. Please let us be here for you and support you as however you need. With so much love , Angela Johnson ❤️🙏
Connie Morgan, Caregiver for Home Instead
Feb 23, 2020
My condolences go out to the family
Jan Goodman
Feb 23, 2020
Tom, Brenda, Kathy and Lisa and Families,

Praying that God wraps each of you in his precious arms while you are grieving the loss of "Dot". Praying he will comfort each of you! My heart hurts for you all.
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Feb 23, 2020
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Feb 23, 2020
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Cindy Chambers
Feb 23, 2020
Sending the family peace and hope and healing 💖🙏💖🙏💖🙏