Joe Blackwell

Joe Blackwell

Thursday, March 14th, 1946 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Isaiah 41:10 " Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Mr. Joe Louis Blackwell, son of the late Lombe and Beulah Cowan Blackwell was born in Harrisburgh, PA, on March 14, 1946, entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2020, at Accordius Health, in Charlotte, NC. He was married to Pauline Scott Blackwell, who survives. He was preceded in death three sisters, Carolyn Blackwell, Brenda Rankins and Francis Blackwell-Tucker.

Joe was a graduate of Unity High School, Class of 1964. He was a proud member of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War from May 1969-1970. He was a faithful member Greater New Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness. He served as Vice President of the brotherhood of the church, Vice President of the Usher Board, served on the financial committee of NC State Council, a Sunday School Teacher and sang with OMS choir for many years.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his loving wife, Pauline of the home; three sons, Deleon Watts of Statesville, Derek (Latorya) Blackwell of Charlotte, and Anthony Blackwell of Statesville; five grandchildren, Deleon (Jessica) Watts, Jr., Sakari Johnson, Jamaury Blackwell, Shyla Blackwell and Kase Blackwell; one great grandchild, Deleon Watts, III; two sisters, Sallie L. Witts of Statesville and Sarah (Elder Joseph) Farmer of Ringgold, VA; on brother, Douglas (Kathy) Blackwell of Troutman; one uncle, Henry (Essie) Steele of Statesville; one aunt, Mary L. Steele of Statesville; and a host of dedicated nephews, nieces cousins, church family, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at Greater New Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness. Apostle Jerome Temoney will officiate and Pastor Carolyn Morrison will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.
Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.
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    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 12:00pm
    Greater New Mt. Olive Holiness Church
    2509 East Greenbriar Road
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Anna Dupree

Posted at 09:15am
I am sorry for your loss. I just found out that you are family through marriage. May the God of all comfort soothe your hearts and ease your pain as you go through this grievous time. It is not our Heavenly Father’s purpose for us to suffer the loss of our loved ones. He promised to do away with death and wipe the tears from our eyes ( Revelation 21:3,4 ). God also promised to bring back those sleeping in the graves ( John 5:28,29 ). What a wonderful time that will be! Until then, may your precious memories of Joe bring a smile when you think of him.

Ed nesbit

Posted at 02:37pm
To Pauline and Family I work with Joe for about 20 years at Furst McNess . He will surely be missed . One of my most fun memories of Joe would be on a Softball field . One game we were playing at Abernathy Field Joe hit a homerun to left field . The ball when over the street and hit the roof of the house across the street . Maybe we can play again in Heaven! Peace be with you and God continue to Bless your family ! From ,Ed Nesbit and Family .

Mozetta Dobbins

Posted at 04:23am
To Pauline and Family
From Mozetta
Joe Louis was my classmate. I have memories, funny and crazy ones. He will be missed . I am sad I will not get to say a proper goodbye but I know he is with the Lord. You are in my Prayers ! Love and Blessings to All !

Bro, Henry and Delora Steele

Posted at 06:52pm
We pray that God's love, peace and grace will comfort you in the days to come. We will be praying for you. With deepest sympathy.
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The Johnson Family (Jackie, Robin, Lhyanne, Sakari

Posted at 07:43am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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