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Barbara Dabney

June 6, 1941 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Barbara Alice Blunt Dabney was born June 6, 1941 in Old Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC to the late Lawrence and Estelle Georgetta Deas Blunt. She was the 5th child of the 10 siblings. Her earthly journey ended at 6:00 am, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Dabney, her parents, grandparents, Joseph (Mossa) and Annabelle (Sista) Stevens Deas, and Step-grandmother Julia Carter Deas, James (Anna Johnson) Blunt, Harriet Pringle Blunt Young (John Young); 8 siblings Mildred Elise (Bennie)Smokes, Doris Blunt, Boy Baby Blunt, Yvonne Olivia (Johnny) Bowman, Edwina Theodosia “Eddie” Blunt, Lawrence James (Larry) Blunt, Baby Blunt and Mark Kenneth Blunt, 15 aunts, 9 uncles and their spouses, a brother in law, Anthony Haney and God-mother, the late Ms. Alice. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Dabney, her parents, grandparents, Joseph (Mossa) and Annabelle (Sista) Stevens Deas, James (Anna Johnson) Blunt, Harriet Pringle Blunt Young (John Young); 8 siblings Mildred Elise (Bennie), Smokes Doris Blunt, Bay Baby Blunt, Yvonne Olivia (Johnny) Bowman, Edwina Theodosia (Eddie) Blunt, Lawrence James (Larry) Blunt, Baby Blunt and Mark Kenneth Blunt, 15 aunts, 9 uncles and their spouses, a brother in law, Anthony Haney, and cousin, Melvin Grant. Barbara was educated in the Charleston County School system. She attended the 4 Mile School for 1.5 years. After the school burned down, she attended Daniel Jenkins Elementary School and Bonds Wilson High School where she played basketball. As a child, she grew up in Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the late Simon Taylor who grew his church with her grandfather, Joseph Deas and his family of 11 kids. Rev. Taylor married Barbara’s parents. Rev. Thomas Prioleau proceeded Rev. Taylor and was brought to Mt.Olive Baptist Church by her aunt Carrie Blunt Dunsford. She furthered her education in NY where she earned degrees in Business and Nursing and met and married, Clyde Dabney in NY and made home in Pocono Summitt, PA. She was also a member of the Daughter of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World in PA. Before retiring from the IRS, she operated a small assisted living facility in East Orange, NJ and ran an after-hours club in Bronx, NY. Her life was full of hobbies, and she always carried her crochet and knitting materials with her. Barbara was also an exceptional cook and baker. Barbara was known to be well dressed and loved to host family gatherings. Barbara was somewhat quiet but if you started it, she would verbally end it. Her great grandnephew, Santiago, called her Aunt “Spicy Mouth” and her nephew Larry called her “Grandaddy” since he thought
she acted just like him. She leaves to cherish her memory, 4 sons, Marvin, Michael, Terrance, and Louis; 1 daughter, Hazel; 5 grandsons, Terrance Jr. of NY, Quinton of Colorado, Erin in SC, twins Gavin and Donovan of Arizona, and 1 granddaughter, Tarencia of SC. Also left to cherish her legacy are her siblings, Frances Haney of NY and Genevieve “Greta” (Anthony) Rollerson of SC; 3 aunts, Betty Blunt Green Deleon of Bronx, NY, Elizabeth Lilly Mae Blunt Williams of Yonkers, NY, and Valvita Deas of Columbia, SC; 2 uncles, Frazier Collier Jr. of GA and Levy Fuller of NY; a close cousin/sister Beverly Dunsford Grant, special cousins, Carlton and Gloria Taylor of SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Special thanks to Bazo Felder of SC, Switzon Haney of NY, Ajaye Rollerson of VA, Luana Haney of NY, Brittny Rollerson of SC, Viia Miller of VA, and Nicole Blanding of SC for running errands in person, working behind the scenes on the internet and on the phone.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

12:00 PM
Albert A. Glover Funeral Home
113 Bryan St
Summerville, SC 29483

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