- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 5, 1942
- Date of passing: Aug 29, 2015
|Let the memory of Barbara be with us forever|
Barbara H. Blackwell, 73, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mary Howe. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Grassy Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Woodrow Freeze, III and Rev. Lewis G. Blackwell, Jr. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the Memorial Service at the Church from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. and at other times the home.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Bruce Blackwell, Sr. of the home, three sons; Bruce Blackwell, Jr. (Vicki) of Monroe, Gordon Blackwell (Jan) of Oxford, Preston Blackwell (Kelly) of Oxford, a daughter, Berjouhi Keeton (Michael) of Bullock, two brothers; James and Frank Howe and a sister, Lugene Howe, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Flowers are accepted.
"Happy Birthday to the best Mother In Law in the world! If you were here today, we would be planning a "Big" family gathering and trying to figure out how we were going to do it with snow in the forecast. You taught us all that simple things in life were most important. We miss your hugs, your stories, and your laughter. Your memories will live forever!"
"Those special memories of you will always bring a smile.
If only we could have you back for just a little while.
We could sit and talk just like we used to do.
We could have our breakfast on the veranda & laugh a little too.
The fact that you're no longer here will always cause us pain
but you're forever in our hearts until we meet again!"
"Today is full of memories ,both happiness & tears,of all the birthday gatherings, we shared throughout the years. I'll always cherish times we had and smile at just the thought. I hope you know the magnitude of joys your life here brought.
Happy birthday in Heaven. You are truly missed!"
"As time goes on I miss your more every day mom. I miss your advice, your smile, and your company. Happy Birthday in heaven! I will see you again one day."
"To a wonderful mother. You will be missed greatly."
"I was not acquainted with Barbara, your loved one, but I am acquainted with the deep loss and sadness her loved ones and friends must feel at this time. It is quite appropriate that god's Word refers to death as a "sting". It causes and leaves so much pain. Jehovah promised that through his Son Jesus Christ, the "last enemy death will be brought to nothing (1 Cor 15:26) Please remember that out Loving Creator Jehovah has the power over at death at his appointed time. There will be a resurrection and your tears of sorrow will become tears of joy.
Until may you draw close to him in prayer(James 4:8) and may he grant you comfort through his Holy Scriptures."
"I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Jehovah God promises that very soon death and all sorrow will be a thing of the past.
Revelation 21:3,4. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. "
Also, he promises that there will be a resurrection. This real hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again is found at Acts 24:15.
I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time."
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