ForeverMissed
Selma Laws Blackman,  81, a long time resident of Creedmoor, died Monday evening, December 27th at Treyburn Healthcare in Durham.
 
A native of Caldwell County, the widow of Allison “Al” Glenn Blackwell and the daughter of the late William G. and Donnie Bell Laws. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from the textile business after 34 years of service.
 
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 31st at 2:00 PM in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Dr. Marc Tilley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.
 
Surviving are three daughters, Mickey C. Shipley of Franklinton, Rachel J. Armondi of Asheboro, Gladys D. Watson of Hickory, two sons, Billy R. Smith and James E. Blackman, both of Lenoir, two surviving sisters, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
 
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, Creedmoor, NC 27522.
 
Visitation 12:30 -2:00 PM Friday, December 31st prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.
Posted by Mickey Shipley on January 13, 2011
"Mom even though I miss you every day. I feel  you with me always . I know that you are at peace with our Lord, save a place for me. I know I will see you again
one day. I love you with all my heart". Mickey
Posted by Melissa Armondi on December 31, 2010
To my Granny, I just want to say that I love you with all of my heart and always will. I will miss you so very much, but I'll be waiting on the day that I meet you again in heaven with your arms wide open and get one of your great big kisses! Please read my poem to Granny in the stories tab. Love, Melissa (Missy)
Posted by Rachel Armondi on December 31, 2010
Mom, words can never express my broken heart. I miss you already, but I know that someday I will see you again, in heaven as God has promised us all. Till then darling, rest in God's loving arms. You were a loving Mother and my very best friend in the whole world. I'll love you eternally until we meet again. Your loving daughter, Rachel
Posted by Darrin Campen on December 30, 2010
I was saddened to hear about the passing of my Aunt Selma today. She was a very caring and kind person. I especially enjoyed her laugh and warm smile. My condolences to the friends and family during this period of grief. Sincerely, Darrin Campen.
Posted by Cynthia Mangum on December 30, 2010
"A very special lady who inspired me more than she ever knew. I will miss her dearly. I cant express the sadness I feel for the family. I feel as I know them all personally from the stories she told me. I am so blessed to have been a part of her life. Sincerely, Cynthia Mangum."

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Posted by Mickey Shipley on January 13, 2011
"Mom even though I miss you every day. I feel  you with me always . I know that you are at peace with our Lord, save a place for me. I know I will see you again
one day. I love you with all my heart". Mickey
Posted by Melissa Armondi on December 31, 2010
To my Granny, I just want to say that I love you with all of my heart and always will. I will miss you so very much, but I'll be waiting on the day that I meet you again in heaven with your arms wide open and get one of your great big kisses! Please read my poem to Granny in the stories tab. Love, Melissa (Missy)
Posted by Rachel Armondi on December 31, 2010
Mom, words can never express my broken heart. I miss you already, but I know that someday I will see you again, in heaven as God has promised us all. Till then darling, rest in God's loving arms. You were a loving Mother and my very best friend in the whole world. I'll love you eternally until we meet again. Your loving daughter, Rachel
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If tomorrow starts without me...

Shared by Rachel Armondi on January 1, 2011

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
He said, "This is eternity and all I’ve promised you"
Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

Granny's Legacy

Shared by Melissa Armondi on December 31, 2010

There is a wonderful legacy of which I wish to tell,

about a beautiful lady, we all have loved so well.

A life of true compassion, and a love that has no end,

a kind heart to a stranger, a Mother, and a friend.

A tie that binds a family; a warm heart to confide,

loving arms to hold you, and keep you by her side.

To walk you through life's lessons, and let you find your way,

but if you ever needed her, she was never far away.

I will miss the sound of her voice, and the smile upon her face,

but I will keep her in my heart, in a very special place.

Her strength will live on within me, and will grow stronger everyday,

her honor will always linger, though her life has slipped away.

She fought a good battle, but then surrendered the fight,

to go rest in the arms of Jesus, and walk the streets of golden light.

I will cherish the memories I have stored along the way,

and hold on to the glory of seeing her again one day!

 

Rest In Peace Granny.

I love you with all my heart. Say hello to Jesus and Grandpa Alton for me!

Love Always,

Melissa (Missy)