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Jonell Blevins

June 2, 1961 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 57)

JONELL MARIAN BLEVINS was born June 2, 1961 to loving parents, John Henry Blevins and Juanda Ragsdale Blevins in San Francisco California. In 1966 the family moved to San Diego, California, where she received her formal education, graduating from Crawford High School with the “Class of 1978”.  

She continued her education at HBCU Wilberforce University, graduating in 1984 with her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation.

While in college, Jonell found her passion in helping those in need. She served her community by working for organizations such as Battered Women Services, San Diego, California; and later on, Mental Health Services, San Diego, California. In 1993, she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, However, being a single mother did not stop her from reaching her goals. She continued to work hard working with over several different programs with San Diego Youth Services.

After retiring in 2014, due to heart problems, Jonell did not slow down. She began traveling more than ever before with her daughter, Joycelyn and close family friend, Rafel Ibbara. She was the life of the party with her co-workers; always being known for her beautiful, infectious smile and phenomenal personality. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanda Ragsdale Blevins; her grandmother, Marian Veronica Ragsdale; and her best friend, Jan Sangster.

Early Thursday morning on December 27, 2018, Jonell Marian Blevins received her wings and flew away to eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted daughter, Joycelyn Brown-Walker (Antonio Walker); her father, John Blevins and other relatives and friends, who will mourn her passing, yet celebrate her life.

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