Remembering Johnnie E. Blackwell, Jr.
Our beloved, Johnnie E. Blackwell, Jr., departed from this earthly life on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at his residence.
Life Celebration Service will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Ricky L. Banks, Officiating and his son, Rev. Dr. Melvin T. Blackwell, delivering the words of comfort. A walk-through viewing will take place at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
He leaves to cherish his memories a wife of 60 years, Daphine Blackwell, two daughters, Rosetta Bracket of Gastonia, NC and Carolyn Blackwell of Elizabeth City; three sons, Ronald Lyons (Felicia) of Los Angeles, CA, Melvin Blackwell (Jackie) of Chesapeake, VA and Johnnie Blackwell, Jr. (Casondra) of Elizabeth City; A Special Granddaughter whom he raised, Tyche’ Blackwell; four sisters, Mamie Perry, Shirley Lewis, Mable Williams and Priscilla Lemay all of Oxford; three brothers, Garland Peace (Lucille) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Grant Peace, Jr. (Peggy) and Leonard Peace (Shirley) both of Oxford; two aunts, Dorothy Pyrde of Fayetteville and Sarah Lee Downey of Oxford; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and fourteen great greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Johnnie Earl Blackwell; three sisters, Ida Blackwell, Lucille Hawley and Mary Lee Pettiford; and his step-father, Grant Peace, Sr.
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