It is with the heaviest heart we share Theresa Surrett Blynt of Fletcher, NC, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2022, after a very long, hard fought and courageous battle with cancer. She was at home surrounded by her family and her beloved dog Macie.
Theresa is survived by her husband David Blynt, daughter Ivy Miller and her husband Josh Miller of Arden; sons, Tucker Blynt of Fletcher and his girlfriend Emily Black, Everette Malchow of Florida; mother Barbara Surrett, maternal grandmother Mafra Crisp, sisters Sheila Zachary (Ben), LaDonna Eby (Chris); father-in-law Melvin Blynt, brother-in-law Jim Blynt, nephew Clay Shook, niece Haley Meade (Ben) and her great nephew Raleigh; niece Savannah Eby. Theresa was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
Theresa was born to Barbara Crisp Surrett and Joyce Robert Surrett (deceased) and grew up in Candler, North Carolina. Theresa was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She graduated from Enka High School in 1985 and retired from the Buncombe County Identification Bureau soon after the onset of her illness.
Theresa was a loving wife to David for over 29 years, their devotion to each other was steadfast and never more apparent than the last several years as her illness progressed and David took such tender loving care of her. Theresa was a doting mother, she was happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew them knew she was a star in their eyes and that’s all that ever mattered to her. Theresa also welcomed their friends and many other children into their home and loved them unconditionally. Theresa was a devoted daughter and an amazing sister. Sheila and LaDonna were blessed with a lifetime of memories, unwavering friendship, laughter and sometimes tears, but most of all love.
Theresa was one of those rare people who always looked for and found the good in others. She touched many lives and those who knew her will remember her kind and giving heart, her loyalty and her dedication to and love for her family.
Theresa maintained her faith and a positive attitude throughout her illness and remained focused on her family rather than herself. Recently, Theresa spoke frequently of waiting on Jesus. She was at peace and said on Saturday she was excited about going to Heaven. We believe Pop was there to welcome her home and take heart in knowing we will all be together again one day.
A celebration of life will be held at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Candler on Saturday, August 6. Visitation will start at 12:00 PM and the service will begin at 2:00 PM.
David and the children would like to thank family, friends and neighbors who provided meals, assistance, and support especially over the last several weeks. The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff of Four Seasons Hospice for the care given and love they showered on Theresa, as well as, the support provided to the family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to In Memory of Theresa Blynt, SECU Family House, at the following link:
I never had the privilege of meeting Theresa because of her illness and the pandemic. I know that she must have been an amazing woman, because she raised an amazing woman who I can call one of my best friends. I’m thankful that Theresa raised her kids up in the Lord. I’m thankful to know her kids. I’m thankful for her life here on earth, and looking forward to meeting her when I go to see Jesus too.
Dear Barbara, LaDonna and Sheila, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, but all can take happiness in knowing that Theresa is in heaven with her Dad and out of pain. In Christ’s love Emmett and Beth Wilson
Theresa’s fight was strong and brave. She stayed close to the Lord. My prayers are with the family and my sweet friend LaDonna
David & family. We are so sorry for your loss. May the lord wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you and comfort you thru this difficult time. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.
Theresa was younger than me growing up at Ridgeway but I always remember her being so nice.
Theresa was one of the most loving and caring people I have ever known. She will be missed but she is healed and she is home. My tears are for her loving family. May God give you all the strength needed. Love & hugs to all.
So sorry to here of your loss. Theresa was such a kind soul. Take Care.
I was so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult times and days ahead.
I am so sorry to hear about Theresa, we went to Enka together. She was always so sweet to be around.
So many memories from my childhood growing up with Theresa. Going to church together, all those church retreats and many, many sleepovers. Praying for Barbara, her Sisters and the entire family. I’m thankful that she is not suffering any longer…Until we meet again my sweet friend.